Nadal enters final

BASTAD (Sweden): Top-seeded Rafael Nadal beat fellow-Spaniard Tommy Robredo 6-3, 6-3 on Saturday to reach the Swedish Open final.

Playing before a sell-out crowd of about 6,000 on the centre court, the 19-year-old French Open champion won his fourth consecutive straight-set match in the clay court event, one of the oldest on the ATP Tour.

Nadal now has a 28-match winning streak on clay. His last loss came in April.

Gaudio makes final

Meanwhile, former French Open champion Gaston Gaudio of Argentina defeated seventh-seeded Nicolas Massu 6-3, 6-2 to advance to the Swiss Open final at Gstaad.

The results: At Bastad (Swedish Open): Semifinals: Rafael Nadal bt Tommy Robredo 6-3, 6-3.

At Gstaad: (Swiss Open): Semifinals: Gaston Gaudio bt Nicolas Massu 6-3, 6-2. — AP

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