World number one Andy Murray had to dig deep to secure a place in the semi-finals of the Barcelona Open with a hard-earned 2-6 6-4 7-6 (7/4) win over Spain's Albert Ramos-Vinolas.
The 14-time Grand Slam champion had to battle back from a break down in the first set to take it on a tiebreak before romping through the second.
Andy Murray has crashed out of the Barcelona Open at the semi-final stage on Saturday after losing in three sets to Dominic Thiem.
Thiem's game just fell apart since then thanks to that deadly Nadal blow and he cut a sorry figure for the rest of the set. With the win in Barcelona, he's collected 500 more ATP points and is now within 300 points of leader Federer in the ATP Race to London at the ATP Finals tournament at the end of the year.
Nadal, 30, has now won 10 consecutive matches and is aiming for his 10th French Open title next month. "It's nice to do that, but I'd like to reach the final now. Sometimes on clay matches happen this way, so very happy to get through because it was very tough". He was outclassed in the first set, but dug in during the second and levelled the match.
Thiem will meet either nine-times Barcelona Open champion Rafael Nadal or Argentine Horacio Zeballos in Sunday's final.
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He's also averaging over 10 assists per game, although he was held to a playoff low four assists in Game 5 on Wednesday. He continued to stay aggressive and drive to the basket, but for the most part was unable to get around his defender.
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Thiem started strong, breaking Murray's first two service games before adding a third break en route to taking the first set.
Nadal has been in superb form this season, finishing as the runner-up at the Australia Open and at the Miami Open, and dominating the start of the clay court season.
Murray was broken in the very first game, gifting Thiem the advantage with a tame forehand.
Austrian Thiem provided Nadal with plenty of problems in the first set, matching his opponent for power and producing some excellent play at the net.
"I really enjoyed the week in Barcelona", he said. 'The next time I play him I have to change something.
"I started coming to the net more and volleying, I felt like I started to dictate more of the points and that was a big difference".