Nadal Faces Nishikori In Madrid Final

Rafael Nadal is to face Kei Nishikori in Madrid Masters final, after he gave further evidence he is finding his best form with a straight-sets win over Roberto Bautista Agut in the Madrid Masters semi-finals.
The world number one beat his fellow Spaniard 6-4 6-3 to close in on a fourth Madrid, and 27th Masters, title.
Nadal battles Japan’s Kei Nishikori in the final after the 10th seed beat David Ferrer 7-6 (7-5) 5-7 6-3.
Russian eighth seed Maria Sharapova will play Romania’s fifth seed Simona Halep in the women’s final on Sunday.
Sharapova, 27, blasted her way past third seed Agnieszka Radwanska in 68 minutes, withstanding a second-set fightback by the Pole to win 6-1 6-4.
Reigning champion Serena Williams, who pulled out with a thigh injury on Friday, is the only woman to have beaten Sharapova on clay since 2011.
-Source: bbc.


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