Nadal to meet Federer in Basel Indoors final

Spaniard beats Gasquet in straight sets to reach his 98th career final; Federer edges out Sock.

    Nadal is looking to stop Federer from winning his seventh title in Basel [EPA]
    Nadal is looking to stop Federer from winning his seventh title in Basel [EPA]

    Rafael Nadal reached the final of the Swiss Indoor tournament when he beat Frenchman Richard Gasquet 6-4 7-6(7), a result that was good news for fellow Spaniard David Ferrer.

    Gasquet could still have denied Ferrer a place in the ATP World Tour Finals next month, but his defeat means Ferrer, along with Japan's Kei Nishikori, complete the eight-man line-up for the season-ending showpiece.

    Nadal was a break down in the opening set but hit back from 2-4 to win four consecutive games.

    He also trailed 6-4 in the second-set tiebreak before reeling off the last four points.

    Standing in the way of Nadal in his 98th career final will be top-seed and home favourite Roger Federer who beat American Jack Sock 6-3 6-4 in little over an hour.

    Federer is looking for a seventh title in his home city.

    Ferrer and Nishikori join three-time defending champion and 2008 winner Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, six-times former winner Federer, Stan Wawrinka, Tomas Berdych and Nadal in London.

    SOURCE: Reuters


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