Tennis - Nadal battles past Cilic into Swiss semi-finals– Rafael Nadal reached the Swiss Indoors semi-finals on Friday with a hard-fought 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 triumph over Marin Cilic, his third three-set victory this week. The 14-time Grand Slam champion from Spain will next face France’s Richard Gasquet who survived 32 aces from Ivo Karlovic to keep his hopes of a World Tour Finals place alive with a 6-4, 6-7 (2/7), 7-6 (8/6) win. Nadal, the third seed, began turning his match with 2014 US Open champion Cilic on its head after going down a set and a break.

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