Rafael Nadal, today N ° 3 in the world ranking, will dispute his twelfth final of the Conde de Godó Trophy after defeating, in his best match in the tournament, his compatriot Pablo Carreño, 6-3 and 6-2 in one hour and 29 minutes of the game.
The Spanish will look for his twelfth title in the Catalan capital against the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, who this Saturday eliminated the Italian Jannik Sinner, and whom he already beat in the final of the ATP 500 in Barcelona in 2018.
The historic king of slow courts, with 13 trophies at Roland Garros, no less, is looking for the best set-up with his sights set once again on the traditional Grand Slam in Paris. Now he is going for another conquest in Barcelona, a tournament that distributes 1,565 million euros in prizes.
Nadal, the top favorite in Barcelona, is the third tennis player to reach 450 triumphs on clay on the big circuit, after the Argentine Guillermo Vilas (681) and the Spanish Manuel Orantes (569), owners of the historic brands