Nadal beats Dimitrov, 1 win from record

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MONACO (AP) Rafael Nadal remains on course for a record 31st Masters title after beating Grigor Dimitrov 6-4, 6-1 in the Monte Carlo Masters semifinals on Saturday.

The top-ranked Spaniard never looked in trouble as he beat the fourth-seeded Bulgarian for the 11th time in 12 career meetings.

If Nadal wins Sunday's final, he will earn a 76th career title and also keep his No. 1 ranking. Should he lose, Roger Federer will reclaim the top spot.

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2018 ATP Rankings
Rank Player Points
1 R. Nadal 8,770
2 R. Federer 8,670
3 M. Cilic 4,985
4 A. Zverev 4,925
5 G. Dimitrov 4,635
6 J. Del Potro 4,470
7 D. Thiem 3,665
8 K. Anderson 3,390
9 J. Isner 3,125
10 D. Goffin 3,110
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2018 WTA Rankings
Rank Player Points
1 S. Halep 8,140
2 C. Wozniacki 6,790
3 G. Muguruza 6,065
4 E. Svitolina 5,630
5 J. Ostapenko 5,307
6 K. Pliskova 4,730
7 C. Garcia 4,615
8 V. Williams 4,276
9 S. Stephens 3,938
10 P. Kvitova 3,271
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