Nadal to face Djokovic finale
June 08, 2012 18:51:48 UK
Defending champion Rafael Nadal put on a clay-court masterclass against David Ferrer to reach the French Open final, where he will meet Novak Djokovic.
Nadal swept aside fellow Spaniard David Ferrer 6-2 6-2 6-1 and he is now 1.25 to win a seventh title at Roland Garros, while he is also yet to drop a set during the tournament.
I don't believe in perfection, it doesn't exist in my opinion, you can play always better.Rafael Nadal
Indeed Nadal has only lost one match in Paris during his career, going out in the fourth round in 2009 to Sweden's Robin Soderling.
He is also now just one match away from a new record for the Open era, surpassing the mark of six title wins he currently shares with Swedish great Bjorn Borg.
Nadal said after a near-perfect display: "Today was my best match of the tournament, against the best player I've faced here so far.
"I don't believe in perfection, it doesn't exist in my opinion, you can play always better. But I'm very happy with the way I'm playing."
Meanwhile, world number one Djokovic overcame Roger Federer in straight sets in a repeat of last year's semi-final, which was won by the Swiss.
Djokovic came from a break down in both of the opening two sets to set up a 6-4 7-5 6-3 victory which saw him reach his first-ever French final.
Should Djokovic, 4.33 to win the title, find a way to deny Nadal he will complete a full set of Grand Slam titles and also ensure that he holds all four major crowns at the same time.
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