Nadal sets up Madrid Masters final meeting with Kei Nishikori

London, May 11: World No.1 Rafael Nadal has set up a Madrid Masters final meeting with Japanese ace Kei Nishikori following their respective semi-final victories at the tournament on Saturday.

The Spaniard gave further evidence he is finding his best form with a straight-sets 6-4 6-3 win over fellow Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut in the semi-finals to close in on a fourth Madrid, and 27th Masters, title.

According to the BBC, Nadal will face Barcelona Open champion Nishikori, who has won 14 matches in succession – including 10 in a row on clay, after the Japanese tenth seed beat Spanish fifth seed David Ferrer 7-6 (7-5) 5-7 6-3 after two hours and 55 minutes.

The report mentioned Nishikori, who will become the first Japanese player to break the ATP top 10, required treatment on his back during the second and third sets in the game although he plowed through his discomfort to set up a final meeting with Nadal. (ANI)