Rafael Nadal struggles past Grigor Dimitrov to reach Swiss Indoors quarters

The Spaniard fought back to win the match in three sets against Dimitrov.

Rafael Nadal struggles past Grigor Dimitrov to reach Swiss Indoors quarters

Basel: Third-seeded Rafael Nadal battled past his Bulgarian opponent Grigor Dimitrov to advance to the quarterfinals of Swiss Indoors here on Thursday.

The Spaniard returned brilliantly from a set down to claim a 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 win over Dimitrov in the second round contest that lasted for about two hours and 12 minutes.

Meanwhile, Stan Wawrinka bowed out of the tournament after suffering a shocking 6-3, 6-7 (2-7), 4-6 defeat to Ivo Karlovic.

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