Nadal, Djokovic set up title match in French Open

RAFAEL NADAL of Spain continued his quest for a record seventh French Open title with a 6-2, 6-2, 6-1 drubbing of compatriot David Ferrer in the semifinals of his favorite Grand Slam event.

The defending champion, who equaled Bjorn Borg’s record of six wins in Paris last year, will face Novak Djokovic of Serbia in Sunday’s final.

Djokovic, who is eyeing a fourth straight Grand Slam title, toppled Roger Federer of Switzerland in the other semifinal pairing, 6-4, 7-5, 6-3.

Nadal went into the match with an overwhelming 15-4 win-loss record against Ferrer and rarely looked troubled in the match that lasted one hour and 46 minutes.

The 25-year-old broke to love in the fifth game as errors began to creep into Ferrer’s play, before holding to consolidate his dominance of the opening set and set the tone for the rout. Noli S. Cruz

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