It's yet another Barcelona semifinal for 11-time champion Nadal

It's yet another Barcelona semifinal for 11-time champion Nadal

The 32-year-old Spaniard is looking for fourth consecutive Barcelona trophy.

Playing on the court named after him, top-seeded Rafael Nadal is through to his 12th Barcelona semifinal after a straightforward 7-5, 7-5 win over Jan-Lennard Struff.

Struff had upset No. 10-seeded David Goffin in the round of 32 and No. 8-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas in the round of 16 en route to his second quarterfinal of the season.

Nadal, who fell to Fabio Fognini in Monte Carlo, is looking for his 12th—and fourth consecutive—Barcelona trophy. It's worth noting he's won the tournament each time he's reached the semifinals.

Next up for the 32-yer-old Spaniard is either No. 3-seeded Dominic Thiem or Guido Pella. It will be a big test for the Spaniard either way, as both players have given him trouble on his beloved surface. Last week in the Monte Carlo quarterfinal, Pella broke Nadal's serve several times in the opening set before falling to the world No. 2. As for Thiem, he's beaten Nadal three times on clay.