Result: Rafael Nadal books Nicolas Almagro final

Rafael Nadal reacts during the match against Philipp Kohlschreiber in the Monte Carlo Masters on April 18, 2013
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Rafael Nadal ousts Milos Raonic to reach the final of the Barcelona Open.

Rafael Nadal is through to his second final in seven days after beating Milos Raonic in the semi-finals at the Barcelona Open.

The Canadian took an early lead over the French Open champion, breaking the Spaniard early in the first set, but Nadal fought back to take the set 6-4.

However, the world number five found his rhythm in the second set, racing to a 5-0 lead before calmly serving out the match.

The 26-year-old will face compatriot Nicolas Almagro in the final tomorrow, having lost in the Monte Carlo Masters final last Sunday.

Nadal has won the tournament in seven of the last eight years.

Spain's Nicolas Almagro celebrates during his third round match with Jerzy Janowicz at the Australian Open tennis championship on January 18, 2013
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ATP RankingsPoints
1Spain Rafael Nadal7,645
2Scotland flag Andy Murray7,150
3Switzerland Roger Federer7,145
4Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka5,690
5Serbia Novak Djokovic5,325
6Alexander Zverev4,470
7Croatia Marin Cilic4,155
8Austria Dominic Thiem4,030
9Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov3,710
10Japan Kei Nishikori3,195
11Canada Milos Raonic2,870
12France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga2,690
13Belgium David Goffin2,525
14United States John Isner2,425
15Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,425
16Pablo Carreno Busta2,385
17United States Jack Sock2,345
18Australia Nick Kyrgios2,325
19Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,310
20Lucas Pouille2,210