Rafael Nadal ended his seven-match winless streak against Novak Djokovic with a 6-2, 6-4 win Saturday that put him in the Madrid Open final again.
Nadal overpowered Djokovic, and converted on his third match point to earn his first victory against the second-ranked Serb since the 2014 French Open final. Nadal had lost 15 straight sets against Djokovic, and won only one of the last 12 matches against him in four years.
It was another categorical win in what has been a superb season for the fifth-ranked Nadal, who will be trying to win his third straight title on Sunday. He can also tie Djokovic with 30 titles in Masters 1000 events.
It was Nadal's 14th straight...