A second triumph at Melbourne Park for 2009 champion Nadal will break a three-way tie for the most major titles in the men's game.
Only two wins separate Nadal and a men's record 21st Grand Slam title.
Novak Djokovic will not be able to enter Australia to defend his Australian Open title unless he is fully vaccinated for COVID-19.
Defending champions Switzerland sealed a 2-1 victory over six-times winners United States that left them bottom of Group B.
A new extreme heat policy that dictates when it is safe to play will be introduced at next month's Australian Open to better deal with frequent oven-like conditions on court.
Novak Djokovic will rise to number two in the world after he dismantled a shell-shocked Alexander Zverev 6-2, 6-1 on Saturday to surge into the Shanghai Masters final.
Halep meets Spain's Garbine Muguruza in a semi-final showdown on Thursday, bidding for a ticket to her third Roland Garros final in five years and her first Grand Slam win.
The 36-year-old downed Kristyna Pliskova of the Czech Republic 7-6 (7/4), 6-4 to register her first victory at the majors since her 2017 Australian Open triumph.
Former world number one and 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams made her first public comments since giving birth to a daughter one week ago.
Roger Federer is one of the best tennis players in the world and one of only seven players who have won the big four tennis tournaments.
Harrison and Venus won the Roland Garros men’s doubles for their first time.
The Roland Garros (French Open), one of four grand slam tournaments in tennis, officially kicked off in Paris Sunday.
Renowned Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova responded to the French Open’s decision of not giving her the wild card to the Grand Slam tournament.