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Nadal in the finals, record victory No. 500 

Nadal in the finals, record victory No. 500


Win No. 500 in his career reached world number one Rafael Nadal, who qualified for the finals of the strongest of the ATP tennis tournament in Barcelona.

Hander from Mallorca had serious problems with Ivan Dodig Croat side and 6-3, 6-2 in the semifinal match of the competition on clay in the capital of Catalonia.

24-year-old Spaniard became the second youngest player in history to record this unique success. Only Bjorn Borg achieved 500 wins in a young, 23 years and 7 months. Nadal will argue tomorrow for the title with his compatriot David Ferrer, who earlier today defeat Nicolas Almagro 6-3, 6-4.

The two best tennis players of Spain played last Sunday and the final of the Masters, but Monte Carlo, then won the match as Nadal. King of clay "can extend his series of victories of his favorite surface to 34 matches if they fail to take their sixth title in Barcelona for the last seven years.

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