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Watson reaches Acapulco final; Nadal books Fritz showdown

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ByEurosport
29/02/2020 at 11:15 | Updated 29/02/2020 at 12:21

Heather Watson moved to within one victory of a first WTA title in nearly four years after reaching the Mexican Open final in Acapulco.

The 27-year-old beat China’s Wang Xiyu 6-4 7-6(6) to set up a showdown with Canada's Leylah Fernandez.

Watson, who last won a title at the Monterrey Open in March 2016, would move into the top 50 with victory in Saturday’s final.

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In the men’s tournament, Rafael Nadal brushed aside Grigor Dimitrov 6-3 6-2 to reach the final.

The Spaniard, playing his first tournament since the Australian Open, will battle American Taylor Fritz for the trophy.

"I'm very happy. A great victory against one of the best players in the world and a good friend," Nadal said.

"I think I've increased my level during the match, so it's positive for me."

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