In a match played between Nadal and Gasquet, Rafal Nadal defeted Gasquet to mark his place in the Italian open final on Saturday. Nadal defeated Gasquet in the straight sets of 7-5 and 6-1.
“It was a complicated situation on my serve in the (first set), but I managed to pull through,I’m happy to make the final after a difficult week.”
If Nadal will be able to win the final then it would be his sixth clay court tournament in last seven years.
For the finals Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray will be playing each other in the second semi final match. Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray are second and fourth ranked respectively in the top rankers in the world.
Novak Djokovic has not deafeted in any of the last 37 matches he had played.
In the last three finals played between nadal and Djokovic ,Djokovic had not defeated any of them. And all the three finals had been played this year only,including the Madrid Open played last week.
“I don’t want to be stupid. I prefer Murray. I’ve lost three times to Djokovic, If it’s Djokovic I’ll probably play with less pressure than before because I (am no longer) the favorite.
“I know Djokovic is playing at an exceptional level right now, but I just have to fight to the end like I always do. If I don’t beat him tomorrow, then the next match. I’m happy with my clay-court season. How I’m playing in the last couple of matches is the way forward, more aggressively.”
Rafel Nadal said.