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Nadal survives to reach Rio final

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World number one Rafael Nadal survived two match points in a three-set victory over fellow Spaniard Pablo Andujar on Saturday to reach the final of the Rio Open tennis tournament. 

Rafael Nadal of Spain hits a return against Pablo Andujar of Spain during the 2014 Rio Open men's semi-final singles tennis match in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Februrary 22, 2014. Nadal won by a 12-10

Nadal reached his third final in three ATP tournaments this year with a 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (12/10) triumph, but the determined Andujar, seeded eighth, made him work until the bitter end.

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