PHOTOS: Rafael Nadal powers into final of Madrid Open

World No. 4 Rafael Nadal marched into his seventh Madrid final with a 7-6, 6-1 victory over Tomas Berdych.

“I had to play at a very high level today to have any chance and I think it was without doubt one of the best matches I have played this year. This week was crucial for me and the fact that I am in the final cannot be improved on given my situation coming into the tournament,” said Rafa.

Our champ will face next either Andy Murray or Kei Nishikori. “Both players are extremely difficult opponents. Whichever one I play I will have to play as well as I did today or even better.” (Source: Reuters)


  1. VAMOS RAFA!!!!!!!!!!!!: ) : ) !!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) Great game w such decisive victory over Thomas…. ci…ci…. you are back dear Rafa …..very happy for you…… beautiful match!!! : ) : ) Best wishes & have lots of fun tomorrow!!!!!!!!! : ) 🙂 : )

  2. How thrilling to watch Rafa rear up his head !!!! Win baby, win…Congrats for today; now keep it going my beloved Rafa.

  3. Wow, the king is truly back & bad!
    I can already perceive Djokovic pissing in his pants!!!!

  4. So proud of Rafa. He is on the way back to his best! Take rest and all the best for tomorrow! We are all behind you! Vamos Rafa!!!

  5. Brilliant The King Of Clay is on his way back to where he belongs at the top thank you Novak for keeping his seat warm but now its time to move over

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