Rafael Nadal. Photograph APRafael Nadal beat Stan Wawrinka 6-1, 6-4 on Friday to achieve the Monte Carlo Masters elimination rounds, where he will confront Andy Murray once more.
In an uneven challenge between previous champions, the Spaniard broke Wawrinka four times, and made the semis for the eleventh time.
Murray took out Milos Raonic 6-2, 6-0 for the second time this year.
“On the off chance that I play as I did today, I’ll have a chance,” Murray said.
He lost to Nadal in the elimination rounds in 2009 and 2011 when Nadal was winning eight sequential Monte Carlo titles.
Murray, who was conflicting in his past two matches, did not confront a break point against the enormous serving Canadian furthermore broke his serve five times.
“I served well today,” Murray said. “Milos can keep the weight on the off chance that you don’t serve well.”
Nadal enhanced to 15-3 in vocation matches against Wawrinka, the French Open champion who started as a victor in three of their last five challenges.
Having spared 15 of 17 break focuses in the third round against Dominic Thiem, Nadal surrendered stand out chance this time.
Wawrinka drew scoffs from the group in the fifth session of the main set when he broke his racket, indignantly bowing it around his thigh.
In the second set, the Swiss player kept on battling and was taken either to deuce or softened up each administration amusement.
Wawrinka spared two match focuses yet netted a forehand on Nadal’s next circumstance.
Later, four-time runner-up Roger Federer played Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, and Gael Monfils tackled Marcel Granollers.