Rafael Nadal beats David Goffin to reach Monte Carlo Masters final

Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal will attempt to win his 10th Monte-Carlo Masters title in Sunday's final

Rafael Nadal overcame Belgium's David Goffin in straight sets to reach the final of the Monte Carlo Masters.

The world number seven had to fight back from a break down in the first set but went on to win it 6-4 in controversial circumstances.

The chair umpire, Cedric Mourier, examined the wrong mark and incorrectly called a long Nadal shot in, which handed the momentum to the Spaniard.

That appeared to frustrate Goffin who then lost 6-1 in the second set.

Umpire Cedric Mourier picked the wrong mark for a long ball - a pivotal point
Umpire Cedric Mourier picked the wrong mark for a long ball - a pivotal point

Nadal said after the match that he was "very happy to be in the final of such an important competition - the first of the season on clay".

"I found a way to create some damage on David because at the beginning of the match he was dominating," he added.

Compatriot Albert Ramos-Vinolas stands between him and his 10th Monaco Masters title in Sunday's final.

"It will certainly be a tough final - Albert has beaten Andy Murray to be here so I will have to play my best to win - he is playing fantastic at the moment".

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