Nadal reaches French Open final for 6th time

June 3, 2011 - 10:45 AM
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Rafael Nadal of Spain lunges forward as he tries to return against Andy Murray of Britain in the semi final match of the French Open tennis tournament in Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Friday June 3, 2011. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

PARIS (AP) — Rafael Nadal is still the "King of Clay" at the French Open, and he will be for at least another couple of days after beating Andy Murray 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 Friday to reach his sixth final in seven years at Roland Garros.

The top-ranked Spaniard wasn't perfect against Murray, struggling at times with his serve and getting broken three times. But his play was consistent enough to take care of his opponent's defensive tactics.

Nadal will face either 16-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer or Novak Djokovic in the final. Federer and Djokovic, who is unbeaten in 2011, were to play in the other semifinal later Friday.

On Saturday, defending champion Francesca Schiavone will face Li Na in the women's final.