French Open: Rafael Nadal through to semis as Pablo Carreno Busta quits

Spain's Rafael Nadal returns the ball to Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta during their tennis match at the Roland Garros 2017 French Open in Paris on June 7, 2017.
Spain's Rafael Nadal returns the ball to Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta during their tennis match at the Roland Garros 2017 French Open in Paris on June 7, 2017.PHOTO: AFP

PARIS (Reuters) - Rafael Nadal barely broke sweat to reach the French Open semi-finals as fellow Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta quit with an injury less than an hour into their quarter-final on Wednesday.

Nadal, bidding for a record-extending 10th title at Roland Garros, was leading 6-2, 2-0 when Carreno Busta, who had received lengthy treatment on an abdominal injury at the end of the first set, decided he could not continue.

The 31-year-old Nadal has spent only around eight hours on court, dropping 22 games in the process, to reach his record-extending 10th semi-final at the French Open.

He will face either defending champion Novak Djokovic or Austrian Dominic Thiem next.