BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Seven-time winner Rafael Nadal beat Milos Raonic 6-4, 6-0 Saturday to reach the final of the Barcelona Open.
He will play for the title Sunday against Nicolas Almagro in a match between Spaniards. Almargo defeated Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-2, 6-1 in the other semifinal. This will be his second clay-court final of the year.
The start of Nadal’s match was delayed because of rain. He overcame an early break and dominated the rest of the way, with Raonic’s big serve doing little damage.
Nadal has won 38 straight matches on the Real Club de Tenis’s outdoor red clay. His last loss in Barcelona came 10 years ago. He is now ranked fifth and has reached six straight finals — winning three — since returning from a seven-month injury layoff.