2 Jun 2011

Semi-finals set in Paris

8:31 am on 2 June 2011

A rejuvenated defending champion Rafael Nadal and Britain's fourth seed Andy Murray will meet in the semi-finals at the French Tennis Open tomorrow night in Paris.

Nadal, who turns 25 tomorrow, produced easily his most convincing performance of the tournament to sweep aside his Swedish nemesis Robin Soderling in straight sets.

And Murray charged into the semi-finals for the first time, also with a straight sets win over the Argentine veteran Juan Ignacio Chela.

The Scot joins Tim Henman as the only British men to have reached the last four in Paris in the Open era.

And with Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic contesting the other semi-final, the top four seeds are into the last four of a grand slam for the first time in five years.