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Nadal beats Federer to reach 12th French Open final

Paris (CNN)Roger Federer's comeback at the French Open is over. But Rafael Nadal just keeps going as he usually does at Roland Garros after downing the Swiss 6-3 6-4 6-2 to reach a 12th final. The 39th meeting of the tennis behemoths didn't match the drama of their 2008 Wimbledon epic or 2017 Australian Open classic but will be remembered for one big thing, the wind. Organizers were surely relieved the rain that caused havoc Wednesday didn't resurface early Friday, as some forecasts suggested another complete washout was a possibility. Yet Mother Nature still sought to intervene. And did. There was light drizzle for the captivating women's semifinals before a huge breeze rose up for the men's semifinals. Temperatures additionally struggl ...