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Rafael Nadal will face defending champion Andy Murray in the Madrid Masters semi-finals after extending his perfect start to the European clay-court season to 13 matches with a 6-0, 4-6, 6-3 win over Joao Sousa on Friday. Murray continued his serene passage into the last four by sweeping past eighth seed Tomas Berdych 6-3, 6-2. Nadal is looking to break Argentine legend Guillermo Vilas's record for clay-court tournament wins with his 50th and a fifth title in Madrid this weekend.
MADRID (AP) — The billionaire founder of Chinese conglomerate Tiens Group treated 3,000 of his top salespeople Friday to a traditional Spanish paella dinner during a free Madrid trip that also included a bullfight and a tour of King Felipe VI's Royal Palace.