Nadal defeats Federer in straight sets to reach French Open final

Nadal defeats Federer in straight sets to reach French Open final
Source: BBC
Date: 07-06-2019 Time: 01:06:30:pm
Rafael Nadal frustrated Roger Federer.

Rafael Nadal is one step away from his 12th French Open title with a 6-3 6-4 6-2 win over Roger Federer.

Strong winds prevented the contest from hitting the heights anticipated, but there were plenty of majestic moments to please the Philippe-Chatrier crowd.

The Spaniard broke the Swiss icon six times, crucially in the third and ninth games of the second set en route to doubling his advantage.

He then broke twice more in the third set as he completed his masterclass.

Nadal will now play either Novak Djokovic, looking to hold all four Grand Slam titles, or Austrian Dominic Thiem in Sunday's final.