Rafa Nadal improved his French Open record to 43-1 by defeating the only man to beat him at Roland Garros, No. 5 seeded Robin Soderling of Sweden. This victory, 6-4, 6-1, 7-6 (3), sent the five-time champ to the semis. If Nadal wins one more French Open title, he will tie Bjorn Borg at six all time. This was the third time in a row that Rafa played Robin at Roland Garros. The first time was in 2009 when Nadal lost to him in the fourth round, leading to a runner-up finish for Soderling. In 2010, Rafa won the final against Robin.
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