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Rafael Nadal, Stanislas Wawrinka to meet for Madrid Open title

May 11, 2013 at 3:44 PM   |   Comments

MADRID, May 11 (UPI) -- Fifth-seeded Rafael Nadal will face off against No. 15 Stanislas Wawrinka for the Madrid Open title after each won their semifinal matches Saturday.

Nadal, a two-time Madrid champion, needed 77 minutes to oust fellow Spaniard Pablo Andujar 6-0, 6-4 in their semifinal match.

The former world No. 1 won all but nine of the 34 points played in the first set as well as the final three games in the second to secure his slot in the finals.

The Spanish star will be making his seventh finals appearance in as many 2013 events, continuing an impressive recovery after missing eight months with a knee injury.

Switzerland's Wawrinka, meanwhile, needed three sets to get past sixth-seeded Czech Tomas Berdych 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 in the day's other semifinal match.

He remained on a hot streak after winning a clay-court title last week in Portugal.

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