PHOTOS: Rafael Nadal beats David Ferrer to reach Abu Dhabi final

Rafael Nadal recorded a hard-fought victory over David Ferrer in the semifinals of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi.

Our champ beat Ferrer 6-3, 6-7(4), 6-3 to reach tomorrow’s final, where he will face either Stan Wawrinka or Milos Raonic.

After the match, Rafa said:

It was a great match. Very tough physically and mentally too, we were fighting a lot. Happy to be in the final again.


  1. Congrats Rafa, good start into the season. All the best for the match against Raonic today. Vamos Rafa <3 <3 <3

  2. Fan love

    VAMOS DEAR RAFA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) January 1st , 2016 came in with a strong, SOLID beautiful win!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ci………………ci…..& ………: ) That was SPECIAL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It had such exciting moments that displayed your ability to stand strong & command a lead!!!!!!!!!!!! VAMOS & CONGRATULATIONS SWEETHEART !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) YOU PLAYED BEAUTIFULLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You played an amazing, decisive powerful match with such strength & forthright fantastic shots!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) It had everything in it…… up …up…. up…. with excitement & fantastic back & forth play & your determined re set strength beautifully in time to being back in charge in the 3rd!!!!!!!!!!!!! VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Congratulations on your solid victory & STRONG win dear Rafa !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Your SERVE was brilliant!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! & so were your NET REACH & STRONG FEISTY powerful FH & BH RETURNS ….ALL were so much fun to watch……FANTASTIC EFFORT … always have such GRACEFUL PERSISTENCE ……… !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : )
    VAMOS…………………VAMOS………………….VAMOS…………………..: ) I just love when you make speedy line shots & reach net returns that go in magically !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) You had many great serves & brilliant returns and the entire match was exciting………THAT’S A HAND FULL OF TREATS for the first day of the year ………. seeing you take the 3rd set with your commanding presence was THE BEST !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) Many Thanks for the fun & have a nice evening with lots of fun celebrating with your loving family & team!!!!!!!!!!! Enjoy the New Year’s festivities & your beautiful tennis!!!!!!!!!! We look forward to your blessed 2016 a match at a time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations on making the finals!!!! : ) It will be a GREAT match for you !!!!!!!!!! : Have lots & lots of fun gliding tomorrow playing your magical tennis!!!!!!!!!!!) : ) : ) You have that feisty, fighting passion & your game is unbelievable & solid !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! God bless you sweetheart & lot of love & happiness!!!!!!!!

  3. Watched the match and was very, very competive, as we would expect from these two warriors and although an exhibition match was important for Rafa’s confidence to win this one, bodes well for the rest of this year. 🐂🐃🍝🎾🇦🇩

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