26 Apr 2009

Nadal to face Ferrer in repeat Barcelona final

7:35 am on 26 April 2009

The world tennis number one Rafael Nadal has beaten the Russian third seed Nikolay Davydenko 6-3 6-2 in the semi-finals of the Barcelona Open to stay on course for a fifth successive title at the Catalan event.

In a repeat of last year's final, the Spanish top seed will play compatriot David Ferrer tomorrow after the fourth seed came back from a set down to defeat the fifth-seeded Chilean Fernando Gonzalez 2-6 6-2 7-6.