Nadal powers past Del Potro, face Thiem in final

Published: June 08, 2018 22:27:38 | Updated: June 09, 2018 21:22:36


Top seed Rafael Nadal will bid for a record-extending 11th French Open title after breezing past fifth seed Juan Martin del Potro in the semi-finals.

Nadal, 32, won 6-4 6-1 6-2 to set up a meeting with Austrian seventh seed Dominic Thiem in Sunday's final.

The Spaniard, who has only lost twice in 87 matches at Roland Garros, beat the Argentine in just over two hours, reports BBC.

Nadal is only the second man after Roger Federer to reach 11 finals at the same Grand Slam.

Thiem, 24, will contest his first major final after beating unseeded Italian Marco Cecchinato in straights sets earlier on Friday.

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