NewsApp (Free)

Read news as it happens
Download NewsApp

Available on  

Rediff News  All News  » Sports » Nadal beats Almagro to reach Mexican Open final

Nadal beats Almagro to reach Mexican Open final

March 02, 2013 13:29 IST

Rafael Nadal advanced to the final of the Mexican Open early on Saturday morning, beating fellow Spaniard Nicolas Almagro 7-5 6-4 in a clay-court slugfest.

Rafael NadalSecond seed Nadal, who is on the comeback trail after missing seven months due to a knee injury, will face another Spaniard, three-times defending champion and top seed David Ferrer, in the final.

Ferrer defeated Italy's Fabio Fognini 6-3, 6-7, 6-1 earlier on Friday.

Almagro, the tournament's third seed and ranked 12th in the world, lost his serve just once in each set but that was enough for 11-time Grand Slam champion Nadal to secure a place in the final against Ferrer.

Photograph: Henry Romero/Reuters

© Copyright 2018 Reuters Limited. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Reuters content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Reuters. Reuters shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.