Rafael Nadal and Juan Monaco edged Novak Djokovic and Filip Krajinovic 7-6(3), 6-1 in the Qatar ExxonMobil Open semi-finals on Thursday in Doha.
Rafa has now won his only two doubles meetings against Novak (Montreal ’09).
He and Monaco will be playing in their second final together (Vina del Mar 2013) where they will meet the new pairing of Julian Knowle and Philipp Oswald.
UPDATED: Our champ is attempting to capture his ninth career ATP World Tour doubles crown, his fourth in Doha (2005, ’09, ’11). Rafa, who is 8-4 in doubles finals, last won a title at Indian Wells in March 2012.
Vamos Rafa and Pico!