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Nadal reaches 7th straight final at Madrid Open

Saturday - 5/11/2013, 11:35am  ET

Rafael Nadal from Spain celebrates against David Ferrer from Spain during the Madrid Open tennis tournament, in Madrid, Friday, May 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

JOSEPH WILSON
Associated Press

MADRID (AP) -- Rafael Nadal reached his seventh consecutive final since returning from a knee injury, brushing aside wild-card entry Pablo Andujar 6-0, 6-4 at the Madrid Open on Saturday.

Nadal had little trouble extending his winning streak in clay-court semifinals to 46 matches, quickly finishing his overmatched countryman after winning the first six games.

The Spaniard will play Tomas Berdych or Stanislas Wawrinka in the title match.

Nadal has won four of six finals since a seven-month layoff cause by a left knee injury.

Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova will play for the No. 1 ranking and the women's title after both won semifinals in straight sets.


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