Two Spaniards, Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer, will meet in Sunday's Monte Carlo Masters final after the claycourt stars finished with big wins over tough opponents on Saturday's semi-finals.

Top-ranked Nadal, who lost to Ferrer at the Australian Open quarter-finals, was challenged by injury-plagued third-seed Andy Murray but won 6-4 2-6 6-1 in a supbar performance by the Spanish star.

Nadal was able to outlast injury-plagued Andy Murray of England, 6-4, 2-6, 6-1, in a match that saw Nadal struggle despite Murray have elbow problems.

Despite an inauspicous start, fourth-seed Ferrer managed to ease by seventh-seed Austrian Juergen Melzer, 6-3, 6-2.

This will be the second striaight year the Monte Carlo Country Club will host an all-Spanish final after Nadal beat Fernando Verdasco here last year.

Ferrer is well aware of Nadal's dominance on clay.

It's very difficult to beat Nadal, of course. He is the best player in history on clay, Ferrer said.