Air Aviation News-World No. 2 Rafael Nadal is through to the Roland Garrosfinal for the seventh time after beating fellow Spaniard David Ferrer 6-2, 6-2, 6-1 in a rain-delayed semi-final on Friday in Paris. He is yet to lose a set in six matches and has only surrendered 35 games in total. The Spaniard has been notably strong on serve; he has been broken just once and saved 18 of 19 break points.
The 26-year-old Nadal is bidding to become the first man in history to win seven Roland Garros titles.* He has a 51-1 event record, having won the titles in 2005-2008 and 2010-2011. His only defeat on the clay in Paris came against Robin Soderling in the 2009 fourth round.
“I’ll be playing in a Grand Slam final, which is something quite special for me,” said Nadal. ”This tournament is special for me. I’m really happy to reach the final. Considering what’s happened so far, I’d say this tournament has been excellent for me. We’ll see what happens next, what is going to happen during the final. If I were to win I’d be very happy, but the best thing for me is to reap the fruit of so many years of work.”
Nadal is through to his fifth successive Grand Slam final and is bidding to win his 11th major title. The Spaniard last triumphed in a major final in the 2011 Roland Garros title match (d. Federer), before finishing runner-up to Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon, US Open and Australian Openfinals.
Nadal will face Djokovic in Sunday’s final for the fourth major in a row. The World No. 1 defeated Roger Federer in straight sets in the second semi-final.
Source : ATP World Tour