Nadal beats Federer to advance to 12th French Open final

Jean Catuffe/Getty Images(PARIS) -- Rafael Nadal bested Roger Federer in three straight sets on Friday to move on to the French Open final for the 12th time in his career.

The No. 2-seeded Nadal beat Federer, the No. 3 seed, 6-3, 6-4, 6-2.

The 33-year-old will now face either the No. 1-seeded Novak Djokovic or No. 4-seeded Dominic Thiem in the tournament’s final on Sunday. Should Nadal win, it would be his 12th championship at Roland Garros.

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