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Nadal reaches 5th Monte Carlo Masters final

Rafael Nadal has beaten fourth-seeded Andy Murray 6-2, 7-6 (4) to reach the final of the Monte Carlo Masters. Nadal extended his winning streak at Monte Carlo to 26 matches and stayed on course for a fifth straight title.

sports Updated: Apr 18, 2009 22:59 IST

Rafael Nadal has beaten fourth-seeded Andy Murray 6-2, 7-6 (4) to reach the final of the Monte Carlo Masters. Nadal extended his winning streak at Monte Carlo to 26 matches and stayed on course for a fifth straight title. The top-ranked Spaniard has not dropped a set at the tournament since the 2006 final against Roger Federer.

Murray rallied from 5-2 down in the second set Saturday to push Nadal to play his best tennis after cruising in the first set. Nadal next meets the third-seeded Novak Djokovic in Sunday's final. The Serbian player rallied from a set down to beat Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland 4-6, 6-1, 6-3.