Rafael Nadal made short work of Viktor Troicki today to book his place in the final of the Qatar ExxonMobil Open in Doha.
The world number two raced to a 6-1 6-3 win over the fifth-seeded Serbian in one hour seven minutes.
The Spaniard converted three of his four break points in a one-sided opening set, winning an impressive 65% of points on Troicki’s first serve.
Nadal set up four more break opportunities in the second set, taking two, as the Serbian again struggled to cope with his powerful returns.
Troicki also claimed a late break of his own, but it merely delayed the inevitable.
The four-time French Open winner will face world number one Roger Federer or third seed Nikolay Davydenko in the final.