London: Spain's star Rafael Nadal beat third seed Roger Federer of Switzerland in the French Open semifinals. They reached the final of Grand slam for the 26th time. The second-seeded Nadal beat Federer by 6-3, 6-4 and 6-2 in straight sets. The two players were facing the semifinals after eight years. Last time also, in 2011, Nadal beat Federer.
In the final, Nadal will take on the winner of the second semifinal between Serbia's Novak Djokovic and Austrian Dominic Thiem, according to the briefing. Nadal has won the French Open title 11 times. They will be eyeing 12th title in the final. On the other hand, Federer broke the dream of winning the French Open after 10 years. He became the champion in 2009. Then he beat Robin Soderling of Sweden in the final.
With this, it was the overall 39 contest between the two players. 24 Times Nadal got the win. Federer could only win 15. Nadal beats Federer for the sixth time at French Open. Nadal has won 17 grand slam titles. They have their names 11 French Open, one Australian Open, two Wimbledon and three US Open titles. At the French Open, Nadal played 94 matches. They only lost in two. In 74 matches, they won 3-0. In the meantime, just 26 times they lost no set.
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