Rafael Nadal reached his seventh consecutive final since returning from a knee injury, brushing aside wild-card entry Pablo Andujar 6-0, 6-4 at the Madrid Open on Saturday.
Nadal had little trouble extending his winning streak in clay-court semifinals to 46 matches, quickly finishing his overmatched countryman after winning the first six games.
Nadal can win his fifth title since coming back from seven-month layoff healing his left knee.
''I couldn't have asked for a better run of results,'' said Nadal, a two-time champion in the Spanish capital. ''Five months ago I wouldn't have dreamed of this return. I want to thank all those who supported me through that time.''
The Spaniard will play Tomas Berdych or Stanislas Wawrinka.
Nadal dominated the outclassed Andujar.
The clay-court expert's groundstrokes usually were enough to force Andujar to make errors - and if not, Nadal knew when to go for a winner or approach the net to finish off...