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Nadal reaches 2nd straight final since return

Updated: February 16, 2013, 6:26 PM ET
Associated Press

SAO PAULO -- Rafael Nadal outlasted 111th-ranked Martin Alund 6-3, 6-7 (2), 6-1 at the Brazil Open on Saturday, making it to his second straight final after a long layoff to treat his ailing left knee.

Nadal next plays David Nalbandian, the former world No. 3 who defeated Simone Bolelli of Italy 6-3, 7-5 to make it to his first final since being disqualified for injuring a line judge at Queen's Club last year.

Still looking for his rhythm and working his way into match shape, Nadal ...

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