Rafael Nadal ‘feeling better’ after taking another step towards historic Barcelona title

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Rafael Nadal says he is “feeling better” after a confident win over Jan-Lennard Struff in the semi-finals of the Barcelona Open.

The 32-year-old will set an ATP record with a 12 title in Barcelona, and his 7-5, 7-5 win keeps those hopes alive.

Nadal suffered a shock semi-final defeat to Fabio Fognini in Monte-Carlo last week, and struggled past Leonardo Mayer in his Barcelona Opener.

However, he says he is feeling like his form is on the correct curve now.

“I’m feeling better in my game,” said the Spaniard. “I hope to keep improving here at home.”

Nadal will face Dominic Thiem in the last four after he cruised past Argentinian Guido Pella 7-5, 6-2.

In the other semi-final, two-time champion Kei Nishikori will take on Daniil Medvedev.

Nishikori beat lucky loser Roberto Carbelles Baena 6-4, 7-5, while Medvedev overcame Nicolas Jarry 6-3, 6-4.

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