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Nadal, Medvedev advance to Rogers Cup final
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Montreal, Aug. 11 -- Top-seeded defending champion Rafael Nadal of Spain advanced to the Rogers Cup final Saturday night when Gael Monfils of France withdrew before their semifinal.
Nadal will face eighth-seeded Daniil Medvedev, a 6-1, 7-6 (6) winner over sixth-seeded Karen Khachanov in the all-Russian first semifinal.
"It's extra special," Medvedev said about facing Nadal for the first time. "I played Novak (Djokovic) and Roger (Federer) a few times. It's different ... there is some extra pressure."
Nadal won last year in Toronto for his fourth title in the event. He has 82 singles victories, winning the French Open in June for his second title of the year.
Monfils, seeded 16th, outlasted 10th-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain 6-...
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