9 Jun 2012

Nadal to face Djokovic in French Open final

12:09 pm on 9 June 2012

Tennis star Rafael Nadal has set a date with destiny, booking a French Open final against world number one Novak Djokovic on Sunday.

Nadal has won the tournament six times and a seventh victory would see him surpass the record he currently shares with Sweeden's Bjorn Bog as the event's most successful champions.

The Spaniard defeated his compatriot David Ferrer in straight sets in the semi-final 6-1 6-2 6-1, while Djokovic dispatched Roger Federer 6-4 7-5 6-3 in their semi.

In tonight's women's final, Russian world number two Maria Sharapova faces Italian world number 24 Sara Errani.