Defending champ Nadal beats world No.7 Nishikori 6-1, 6-1, 6-3 in quarter-finals.

Rafael Nadal dropped just fives games in a quarter-final rout of seventh seed Kei Nishikori.

The Spaniard beat Japanese 6-1, 6-1, 6-3 to advance to a 12th semi-final at Stade Roland Garros.

He will meet a Swiss player – either Roger Federer or Stan Wawrinka – for a place in another final in Paris.

Nadal completely dominated the world No.7, who struggled with an upper arm injury – requiring several visits from the trainer – as the match wore on.

The 11-time Roland-Garros led 4-2 in the third set before storms swept across Paris, delaying play for 70 minutes.

When the match resumed, Nadal quickly resumed control, and ran out a winner in one hour and 51 minutes.

The victory extends his head-to-head record over Nishikori to 11-2.

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