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Rafael Nadal rolls past Gael Monfils

Updated: April 22, 2011, 3:18 PM ET
Associated Press

BARCELONA, Spain -- Rafael Nadal cruised into the Barcelona Open semifinals after dispatching Gael Monfils 6-2, 6-2 on Friday.

The top-ranked Spaniard needed only 75 minutes to get past the ninth-ranked Frenchman, who was broken four times.

"The truth is it was a pretty complete game," said Nadal, who is bidding for his sixth win at the clay-court tournament where he has a 29-1 record. "I'm very happy since this is a matchup between two of the best players in the world and to win ...

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