Rafael Nadal defeated Andy Murray in straight sets on Friday to advance to the men's French Open Final. Nadal has won the title at Roland Garros eight times in the last nine years, winning four in a row twice with Roger Federer winning once in between.
Nadal beat Murray thoroughly and with what seemed like ease, 6-3, 6-2 6-1 (match summary). Nadal has lost only 1 set in the entire tournament so far. He will face Novak Djokovic in the Final on Sunday.
Nadal's record at Roland Garros is unreal: 40-6 all time, with today's win being his 34th in a row. This is also his 20th career Grand Slam final, trailing on Roger Federer for the all-time lead.
I only caught the third set of this match, but there aren't many highlights that don't include Murray faults or Nadal winners.
Here is one set in the third set that showed Murray's frustration with inability to win points in a long rally with Nadal:
Here is match point, with Nadal breaking Murray's serve (again):
Here is Nadal reacting to the win:
In the post-match interview, Nadal responded in French to the delight of the crowd in Paris. Here he is beginning to respond to a question in French, laughing because he's not sure how to say it correctly in French and switches to English: