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Nadal Defeats Djokovic To Reach Madrid Open Final

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Updated May 13, 2017

Rafael Nadal has defeated old foe, Novak Djokovic, to reach the final of the Madrid Open.

Nadal had overcome David Goffin 7-6 (3), 6-2 on Friday to reach the semi-finals, while defending champion Novak Djokovic strolled to the semis after Kei Nishikori pulled out of the tournament due to a wrist injury.

Despite enjoying a longer rest, the Serb fell to Nadal in straights sets. and will face either Dominic Thiem or Pablo Cuevas in the final on Sunday.

Nadal, who won 6-2 6-4, will face either Dominic Thiem or Pablo Cuevas in the final on Sunday.

The Spaniard, who had battled injuries in recent years, has enjoyed a resurgence in his career and claimed a historic 10th Monte Carlo Masters in April.

Djokovic, on the other hand, fired his entire coaching staff ahead of the Madrid Open following a poor run of form.

He lost his world number one title to Andy Murray, who has also struggled recently, in November 2016. And he crashed out of the Monte-Carlo Masters in the quarter-finals.