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Nadal and Ferrer set up all-Spanish French Open final

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Nadal and Ferrer set up all-Spanish French Open final

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Spain’s Rafael Nadal stunned world number one Novak Djokovic in five sets in Paris on Friday to reach the final of the French Open.

In a rematch of last year’s final, the 27 year old twice let a lead slip away in the fourth set, before coming from behind in the fifth to edge out his opponent 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 6-7, 9-7 in 4 hours and 37 minutes.

Nadal, bidding for an eighth French Open title, will next lock horns with fellow countryman David Ferrer in Sunday’s final after he downed local hope Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in straight sets.

With half of his 20 titles coming on clay, the Spaniard dominated his opponent from the outset and eventually won 6-1 7-6 6-2 en route to his first grand slam final.