World number one Rafael Nadal (photo credit: Reuters)

World number one Rafael Nadal on Friday eased into the final of the 2018 French Open with 6-4 6-1 6-2 win over Juan Martin del Potro in the semi-finals.

The Spaniard is therefore on the verge of winning a record-extending 11th French Open title.

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He will take on Austrian seventh seed Dominic Thiem in Sunday’s final.

Nadal, who has only lost twice in 87 matches at Roland Garros, overcame the Argentine in just over two hours.

As for Thiem, he defeated unseeded Italian Marco Cecchinato in straights sets earlier on Friday.