Rafael Nadal defeated Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic 6-4, 6-2 to reach his first European clay court semifinal of the season at the Mutua Madrid Open. He will face off against Roberto Bautista Agut in Saturday’s match.
Rafa played with his vintage style and energy, delivering powerful shots that mesmerized and made a made a definitive statement about his return. With this win, Rafa reached his 52nd Masters 1000 semifinal, and his seventh in Madrid. He also improved his record to 53-1o in M1000 quarterfinals.
Congratulations, and Vamos Rafa! Onwards!
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