Nadal's wonderful sportsmanship for injured opponent

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Rafael Nadal has once again shown why he is the nicest guy in tennis with some brilliant sportsmanship after Pablo Carreno Busta retired injured.

Nadal barely broke a sweat to reach the French Open semi-finals, with fellow Spaniard Carreno Busta quitting with an injury less than an hour into their quarter-final.

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Carreno Busta had received lengthy treatment on an abdominal injury at the end of the first set but succumbed while trailing 2-0 in the second.

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Nadal displayed some wonderful sportsmanship when he embraced his countryman following the news that he could no longer continue.

Nadal had a lengthy chat with Carreno Busta to make sure he was ok, before clapping him off the court.

Image: Roland Garros

"I am in semi-finals with a very positive feelings," Nadal said after the match.

"I played well in all the matches here. I have positive feelings and am playing well.

"This was obviously was not the perfect way and especially against a good friend."

It's not the first time we've seen Nadal show his softer side towards his opponent:

Nadal will face Dominic Thiem in the last four after the Austrian dismissed defending champion Novak Djokovic 7-6 (7-5) 6-3 6-0.

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