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Rafael Nadal Routs David Ferrer To Reach French Open Final

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Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates winning his semi final match against compatriot David Ferrer at the French Open tennis tournament in Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Friday June 8, 2012. Nadal won in three sets 6-2, 6-2, 6-1. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler) | AP

PARIS -- Rafael Nadal moved one victory away from a record seventh French Open title by overwhelming sixth-seeded David Ferrer 6-2, 6-2, 6-1 Friday to reach a fifth consecutive Grand Slam final.

The second-seeded Nadal even won a point in the second set despite slipping to the clay and hitting a shot while sitting on the court. He hasn't lost a set in the tournament this year.

Nadal and Bjorn Borg share the record of six French Open trophies.

Nadal is 51-1 at Roland Garros. The only time he entered the tournament and didn't win it was in 2009, when he lost in the fourth round to Robin Soderling.

The 26-year-old Spaniard also is bidding for an 11th career Grand Slam title, which would tie him for fourth most in tennis history.

 
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