Rogers Cup: Rafael Nadal moves into Montreal semi-finals with Medvedev & Khachanov

Rafael Nadal at the Rogers Cup
Rafael Nadal is seeking a fifth Rogers Cup title

Defending champion Rafael Nadal beat Fabio Fognini to move into the semi-finals of the Rogers Cup in Montreal.

World number two Nadal, seeking a fifth Rogers Cup title, started slowly before dispatching the Italian 2-6 6-1 6-2.

The Spaniard will play Gael Monfils after the Frenchman defeated Roberto Bautista Agut 6-4 3-6 7-6 (7-2) in a match delayed almost 24 hours by rain.

The timing means 16th seed Monfils has just a few hours to prepare to take on Nadal in the last four.

Russian pair Daniil Medvedev and Karen Khachanov meet in the other semi-final.

Eighth-seeded Medvedev breezed past Austrian second seed Dominic Thiem 6-3 6-1 while Khachanov overcame German number three seed Alexander Zverev 6-3 6-3.

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