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Nadal and Almagro reach Barcelona Open finals

April 27, 2013 at 2:26 PM

BARCELONA, Spain, April 27 (UPI) -- Rafael Nadal and fellow Spaniard Nicolas Almagro won their semifinal matches Saturday and advanced to the finals of the Barcelona Open.

The second-seeded Nadal polished off No. 5 seed Milos Raonic 6-4, 6-0 and continued his bid for an eighth title at Barcelona.

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Nadal won 63 percent of his return points and broke serve three times. Nadal has reached the finals in five tournaments this year.

The fourth-seeded Almagro, who was runner-up at Houston this month, cruised past eighth-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany 6-2, 6-1 in 51 minutes.

Saturday's play was delayed 4 hours by rain.

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