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Nadal and Verdasco set up all-Spainish final in Monte Carlo Masters

2010-04-18 12:59 BJT


Rafael Nadal thrashed compatriot David Ferrer 6-2, 6-3 in the Monte Carlo Masters, booking a place in the final as he goes in search to win the title for a sixth consecutive year.

Nadal will now take on fellow Spaniard Fernando Verdasco, who overwhelmed top seed Novak Djokovic 6-2, 6-2 in the second semi-final.

Nadal has not won an ATP title in the last 11 months. The four-time French Open champion lost the first game to love. But swiftly turned the tide, racing into a 5-1 lead and taking the opening set when Ferrer sent a wild backhand long.

Rafael Nadal celebrates after winning the match against his compatriot David Ferrer during the Monte-Carlo ATP Masters Series Tournament in Monaco. Nadal won 6-2 6-3. (AFP/Valery Hache)
Rafael Nadal celebrates after winning the match against his
compatriot David Ferrer during the Monte-Carlo ATP Masters
Series Tournament in Monaco. Nadal won 6-2 6-3.(AFP/Valery Hache)