Nadal storms into final as he chases Vilas clay record

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Posted: Apr 23, 2016 12:38 PM

BARCELONA, April 23 (Reuters) - Rafael Nadal reached the final of the Barcelona Open for the ninth time by beating German Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-3 6-3 on Saturday.

The world number five from Spain next meets defending champion Kei Nishikori after the Japanese ousted Frenchman Benoit Paire 6-3 6-2.

Nadal will equal former Argentine great Guillermo Vilas' record of 49 claycourt titles if he wins on Sunday.

(Editing by Tony Jimenez)