World number one Novak Djokovic will face old rival Rafael Nadal in the Internazionali d'Italia final after beating Diego Schwartzman.
With the French Open fast approaching, Rafael Nadal produced an impressive display to win his Rome semi-final against Stefanos Tsitsipas.
It was a match of the highest quality in the Internazionali d'Italia quarter-finals, but Novak Djokovic outlasted Juan Martin del Potro.
After being knocked out of three semi-finals, Rafael Nadal will bid to go one better having made the Internazionali d'Italia's last four.
While Roger Federer had to save two match points against Borna Coric, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal sailed through in Rome.
Nick Kyrgios says he cannot stand Novak Djokovic and described Rafael Nadal as his 'polar opposite'.
After another surprise loss on clay, Rafael Nadal said his current run was normal, not his previous dominance.
Facing clay king Rafael Nadal, 20-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas recovered from a second-set setback to stylishly move into the Madrid final.
Rafael Nadal was ruthless in progressing to the last four in Madrid, while Dominic Thiem stunned Roger Federer and has Novak Djokovic next.
Rafael Nadal is into an 11th semi-final at the Madrid Open after proving too hot to handle for Stan Wawrinka.