Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal on Saturday defeated Horacio Zeballos of Argentina with the score line 6-3, 6-4 and advanced to Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell final.
The 30-year-old Nadal has now won nine consecutive matches and is 19-1 in his past 20 sets. He's yet to drop a set this week in Barcelona.
The Spaniard will go for his 71st tour-level title and his 51st clay-court crown against fourth seed Dominic Thiem, who upset World No. 1 Andy Murray 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 in Saturday's earlier semifinal.
Nadal, who will be playing in his 106th career final, has won Barcelona crowns in 2005-09, 2011-13 and 2016. He improved to 52-3 lifetime at the ATP World Tour 500 event.