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French Open 2010: Rafael Nadal Through to Men’s Singles Final

Rafael Nadal will play Sweden’s Robin Soderling in the final of the 2010 French Open on Sunday at Roland Garros after the Spaniard saw off Jurgen Meltzer in straight sets in today’s Semi-Final, beating the Austrian 6-2 6-3 7-6 (8-6).

Nadal has now won 21 matches in a row on clay in 2010 since his comeback from last year’s injury hit season.

Nadal’s opponent in Sunday’s final will be Swede Robin Soderling who defeated the Spanish ace in this tournament last year – Nadal will be hoping to turn the tables this time around as it will give him the Number One ATP World Ranking position from Roger Federer after the Swiss went out in the Quarter Finals of this tournament.

Soderling is a tricky opponent on clay, however, as he has proved by following the 3-1 defeat of Federer with a classy couple of matches en route to Sunday’s showdown.

Nadal, however, has looked in imperious form, barely breaking sweat in many matches as he has proved too powerful for all opponents faced on his favoured surface thus far at Roland Garros.

If Soderling does not get to grips with Nadal’s game early on Sunday, it could be a swift defeat, such is the form the Spaniard is showing. Nadal is bidding to win an incredible fifth French Open title.

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