Nadal Dominates Play Against Raonic to Reach the Barcelona Open Final.

Rafael Nadal.
Rafael Nadal.

Seven- time Barcelona Open champion Rafael Nadal defeated Milos Raonic on Saturday 6-4, 6-0 to reach the final of the same championship.
The Spaniard will face compatriot Nicolas Almargo in the final game of this year’s tournament on Sunday. Almargo beat Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-2, 6-1 in the other semifinal match played on Saturday.
Sunday’s final will be Nadal’s second clay- court final of the year. The semifinal between Raonic and Nadal started after a short delay by rain as earlier forecasted.
Nadal overcame an early break and dominated the game all the way. Even Raonic’s big serve did little damage against the Spaniard.
Nadal who last loss in Barcelona ten years ago has won 38 straight matches in Real Club de Tenis’ outdoor red clay.
Since Nadal (5th seeded) returned from injury layoff, he has reached six straight finals winning three.


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