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Nadal powers into French Open final

Paris - A red-hot Rafa Nadal scorched his friend David Ferrer 6-2 6-2 6-1 in an all-Spanish duel to reach a record seventh French Open final on Friday.

Nadal now stands just three sets away from becoming the first man to hold aloft the Musketeers Cup seven times and after pulverising a claycourt specialist such as Ferrer for the loss of just five games, he is once again proving to be an unstoppable force.

A red-hot Rafa Nadal scorched his friend David Ferrer 6-2 6-2 6-1 in an all-Spanish duel to reach a record seventh French Open final. Credit: REUTERS

A merciless Nadal teased Ferrer in the opening set, tortured him during the second before sucking the life out of the sixth seed in the third to wrap up victory with a forehand winner.

He will face either 2009 champion Roger Federer or world number one Novak Djokovic in Sunday's final. Reuters

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