Rafael Nadal to meet David Ferrer in Mexican Open final

Ferrer had to work hard to reach his fourth-straight final here, edging Italian Fabio Fognini 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-1 in two hours and 23 minutes. The decisive moment was the opening game of the third set when Ferrer saw off three break points to hold serve.

updated: March 02, 2013 14:31 IST
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Acapulco, Mexico: Former world No. 1 Rafael Nadal continued his domination over countryman Nicolas Almagro Friday to book his spot in the Mexican Open final against three-time defending champ David Ferrer.

The 26-year-old Nadal, who is seeking his 52nd career ATP Tour title, defeated Almagro 7-5, 6-4 in their one hour, 48 minute semi-final match.

Nadal has now reached his third-straight final after missing more than seven months with a left knee injury.

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  • Tennis
  • Juan Carlos Ferrero
  • Leander Paes
  • Roger Federer
  • Fernando Verdasco
  • David Ferrer
  • Alexander Peya
  • Nicolas Almagro
  • Rafael Nadal
  • Fabio Fognini
  • Novak Djokovic
  • Gilles Simon