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Rafael Nadal dispatches Roger Federer

Updated: May 7, 2011, 5:51 PM ET
Associated Press

MADRID -- Rafael Nadal cried for countryman Seve Ballesteros, then went out and extended his dominance on clay to beat rival Roger Federer in front of the Spanish fans.

The top-ranked Nadal rallied to reach his third straight Madrid Open final with a 5-7, 6-1, 6-3 victory Saturday. The surging Novak Djokovic awaits after the Serb rallied to beat unseeded Thomaz Bellucci 4-6, 6-4, 6-1.

The first match got off to a somber start, with Nadal tearing up during an homage to the golf ...

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