Rafael Nadal reaches Qatar Open final [PHOTOS]

Rafael Nadal has progressed to the final of the Qatar Open after a straight-sets victory over Illya Marchenko in Doha. His 6-3, 6-4 win over the 28-th year-old Ukranian took one hour and 17 minutes. He dropped just four points on his first serve all match.

Our champ will appear in his 99th career final, seeking a 68th title. He was 3-3 in his 2015 finals.

After the match, Rafa said:

My 99th career final, it’s a great number. I will try to play and be ready for tomorrow and play a good match.

I’m very happy to be back in the final. It’s always a great feeling, especially the first week of the season.

Rafa’s opponent in Saturday’s title bout will be top seed Novak Djokovic or third seed Tomas Berdych.

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23 thoughts on “Rafael Nadal reaches Qatar Open final [PHOTOS]

  1. va4favre

    I had to purchase TennisTV to see the matches in Doha. I used the one month option for $19.99, but they do have a one day rate of $9.99 if someone just wants the final. I live on the East Coast of the US and do not know what BEIN is.

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  2. This tournament is not aired in Canada I had to order this match on BEIN channel to look at Rafa I cannot sleep and knowing he’s playing and I’m missing all his games. Win this one for me Rafa I’ll be screaming for you to win ! Hope you hear me ! Good luck my inspiration !

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  3. Ana the biggest fan to Rafa

    Rafa good job don congrats.in your win.VAMOSSSS.and good luck 🎾🇺🇸❤️🎾🇺🇸❤️😇😇😇😇😇😇😇😇😇😇😇😇😇😇😇😇😇😇😇😇😇😇😇😇😇😇😇😇

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  4. Marylynn

    Dear Rafa, you’re in the FINAL. Great for you. I wish you the very very best during your match tomorrow. Keep the good confidence, stay healthy and stay with a good feelings on court. With good health, good luck and good confidence you can surely be victorious. God bless you Rafa. Love you, Marylynn.

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  5. J beer

    Tomorrow is a big, big match. A win would be that huge boost that rafa needs prior to this aussie open and it is really, really time that he beats the djoker again. A loss however would mean that his h2h against nole becomes a negative one and it would confirm that the so called comeback is not very real. A win is absolutely key.

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  6. Connie

    He played marvellous, very aggressive and determined too and hardly made any ue, and surpassed his own record with aces, he needs to do this tomorrow🐃🐂🇧🇴

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  7. Bryan

    Can anyone tell me if they are airing this tournament in the USA? If so, I have time warner and live on the east coast. What network if any?

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  8. VAMOS DEAR RAFA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) 🙂 : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR IMPRESSIVE VICTORY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) LOVE WATCHING YOU PLAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THAT WAS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations on YOUR Beautiful win !!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) VAMOS………VAMOS…………VAMOS…….. fun to watch your beautiful ACES & FANTASTIC SERVE wow……& your amazing STRIKING STRONG RETURNS…… EACH RETURN WAS MORE & MORE POWERFUL ….. GREAT MATCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : )
    Have a nice evening celebrating sweetheart …..we can only imagine how pleased you must feel with your fantastic TENNIS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) We are very happy for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU HAVE THE GOODS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS on making 99 ATP FINALS!!!!!!!!!!! The next one will be a great match for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) ci….ci…..ci…..ci……& ci…..ci…..ci…..ci….. You are by far THE GOAT & the BEST PLAYER EVER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) ci….ci….ci….ci…. A TRUE CHAMPION INSIDE OUT & THE CROWN AMONGST MEN TENNIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) Enjoy your powerful momentum & have LOTS OF FUN making Novak run side to side………and by the way, I always love watching his bummed expression when you make unbelievable returns……. : ) : ) : ) He is funny and expressive : ) VAMOS DEAR RAFA …… have fun playing & we will have fun watching your magic on the hard court !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) GO……..GO……..GO…….
    Lots of love & happiness to you & THE MAGNIFICENT TEAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) VAMOS…………………VAMOS……………………VAMOS……………..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ; ) : ) : )

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  9. Gen

    Congrats RAFA, unto the finals.

    As usual I have to wait on the posted match, no stream.

    YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    RAFA fan forever.

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  10. va4favre

    I was expecting a tougher match today, but I am not complaining. He served better and had fewer UFEs than yesterday. Not sure what tomorrow will bring, but being in the final is very good news.

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  11. niketa lobo (India)

    He played beautifully, full of confidence. Very very happy for you Rafa.💖 for a wonderful semifinal today. Got to watch the match today, was very happy about the same.

    All the best.🌷 n good luck for the final.
    Just play your game tomorrow, with all the confidence in the world.
    Loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee you Rafa.💖, loads and loads of luck.

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  12. Elizabeth Howard

    By far the superior player and yet had a misses that he would usually hit with his eyes closed. Served well. Some brutal rallies. Overall impressive display and confident on court.

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