ATP Mutua Madrid Open: Rafael Nadal plays down chances of winning French Open

Last Updated: 13/05/13 11:38am

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Rafael Nadal: Played down talk of a French Open win despite form

Rafael Nadal: Played down talk of a French Open win despite form

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World No 5 Rafael Nadal has played down his chances of winning the French Open, despite reaching his seventh consecutive final since returning from injury.

The 11-time grand slam winner stormed to a 6-0 6-4 semi-final win over fellow Spaniard Pablo Andujar at the Madrid Open on Saturday, maintaining his superb form since returning from a lengthy lay-off.

Nadal will face world No 15 Stanislas Wawrinka in Sunday's final, and although the Spaniard is the favourite, he insists his current form does not necessarily mean he will win at the Roland Garros event that starts later this month.

Nadal, who has seven French Open titles to his name, said: "I've only played seven tournaments, I don't know if I'm going to be able to compete to win Roland Garros.

"I don't know it today. The only thinking I have is that how I have played until now has been really good. The results have been really positive."

Wawrinka staged a third-set comeback to upset sixth-seed Tomas Berdych 6-3 4-6 6-4 in his semi-final and the Swiss is relishing the opportunity to play the 'king of clay'.

"This is the biggest challenge I can have. I will try everything and if I play really well I have a little chance. It's an amazing challenge to play Rafa in Spain in a final on clay."

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