(AP) Rafael Nadal beat Stan Wawrinka 6-1, 6-4 on Friday to reach the Monte Carlo Masters semifinals, where he will face Andy Murray again.
In a one-sided contest between former champions, our champ broke Wawrinka four times, and made the semis for the 11th time.
Rafa improved to 15-3 in career matches against Wawrinka, the French Open champion who began as a winner in three of their last five contests.
Having saved 15 of 17 break points in the third round against Dominic Thiem, Rafa conceded only one chance this time. Wawrinka drew jeers from the crowd in the fifth game of the first set when he broke his racket, angrily bending it around his thigh.
In the second set, the Swiss player continued to struggle and was taken either to deuce or broken in every service game.Wawrinka saved two match points but netted a forehand on Rafa’s next opportunity.