Nadal brushes past Verdasco to reach Barcelona final
Rafael Nadal continued his dominance in Barcelona and extended his perfect record over Fernando Verdasco to book his place in the Barcelona Open final.
The world No. 2 remains on course for a seventh title at the event as he demolished the ninth seed with a 6-0 6-4 victory.
Verdasco has never beaten Nadal in 13 previous meetings, and had never take a set off Nadal in six matches on clay.
Nadal will play compatriot David Ferrer in the final as the Spaniards continued their dominance in the event - an all-Spanish final ensures the title will be won by a home player for the tenth successive year.
Ferrer, a three-time finalist in Barcelona, beat Milos Raonic in two tight sets to set up a repeat of last year's final.