Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal has now won only one of his last seven matches on the ATP tour.
The Spaniard had plenty in the tank in his match against Frances Tiafoe, sprinting to drop shots, pounding forehands and coolly holding serve in the tense fifth set.
Novak Djokovic sees off Monte Carlo Masters champion Stefanos Tsitsipas to claim the last major tournament before French Open, while Iga Swiatek beats Ons Jabeur to retain the women's title.
The 19-year-old Spaniard reached his second Association of Tennis Professionals Masters final in five weeks and claimed his first win over a reigning world number one, overcoming Djokovic in front of a sell-out home crowd at the Caja Magica.
In a clash of generations, 19-year-old Carlos Alcaraz defeated his idol 6-2, 1-6, 6-3 in the Madrid Open quarterfinals.
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