Rafael Nadal routs David Ferrer to storm into French Open final

Rafael Nadal defeated fellow Spaniard David Ferrer 6-2, 6-2, 6-1 on Friday to reach the French Open final where he will bid to become the first man to win seven titles at Roland Garros.

updated: June 08, 2012 23:04 IST
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Paris: Rafael Nadal was so good, he might have won with a hand tied behind his back. As it turned out, he was still able to capture one point while sitting down on the red clay.

Slapping a shot back at David Ferrer even after he'd slipped onto the ground at rain-slicked Roland Garros, Nadal pulled out the point and many others on Friday, advancing to the French Open final with a 6-2, 6-2, 6-1 blowout over his sixth-seeded opponent.

"We were playing a fantastic point. You fall down. But I saw the ball all the time," Nadal said. "Even if I lost the balance of my body, I was watching the ball in every moment. Even if I'm on the floor, I had time to hit the ball in a reasonably good position."

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