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By Ajay Tyagi
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Top seeded and defending champion Rafael Nadal of Spain produced a sparkling performance against Serbian Janko Tipsarevic and defeated him in two straight sets with 6-2, 6-2 scoreline to reach the semis of 2012 Barcelona Open Banco Sabadell on Friday.
Nadal opened the match on strong note and broke Tipsarveic twice in the start of the first set to race to 4-0 lead in the set. The Spaniard kept the distance till the end and won the first set 6-2.
Match Cast: Nadal vs Tipsarevic
Both players exchanged a break in the start of the second set before Nadal struck once again at 3-2 in the set and for the third time at 5-2 to win the set by 6-2 scoreline. Nadal arrowed 3 aces in the middle and converted 5 out of 7 break points to get the job done in straight sets.
Nadal will next face the winner of match to be played between Japanese Kei Nishikori and countryman Fernando Verdasco.
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