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Rafael Nadal reaches Madrid final

Updated: May 10, 2014, 7:12 PM ET
Associated Press

MADRID -- Top-ranked Rafael Nadal is back in a clay court final at the Madrid Open, where Japan's Kei Nishikori denied an all-Spanish meeting by converting his 10th match point in a grueling victory over David Ferrer on Saturday.

Nadal, the defending champion, reached his first clay final since winning in Rio de Janeiro in February with a 6-4, 6-4 win against countryman Roberto Bautista Agut.

Ferrer saved nine match points before Nishikori ultimately overcame his late nerves ...

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