French Open: Rafael Nadal sees off spirited Diego Schwartzman to achieve semi-finals


Nadal extends his successful run at Roland Garros to 35 matches with a brave four-set win over tenth seed Schwartzman, who ended the Spaniard’s streak of 36 consecutive units received at Roland Garros

Final Up to date: 09/06/21 5:24pm


Nadal prolonged his successful run at Roland Garros to 35 matches with a high-quality four-set victory

Rafael Nadal continued his bid for a record-extending 14th French Open title with an exhilarating four-set victory over Diego Schwartzman within the quarter-finals.

In a repeat of final yr’s semi-final, Schwartzman carried out magnificently to finish Nadal’s run of 36 consecutive units at Roland Garros, however the irrepressible Spaniard rose to the problem to e-book his place in Friday’s semi-finals.

The capability on a sun-bathed Courtroom Philippe-Chatrier was prolonged to five,000 followers for the primary time this fortnight, and so they have been handled to a high-octane affair, which noticed Nadal prevail 6-3 4-6 6-4 6-0 in two hours and 48 minutes.

Having superior to the quarter-finals with out dropping a set, halfway by way of set three, Schwartzman was threatening a monumental upset in opposition to ‘The King of Clay’, who had misplaced simply two of his 106 appearances on the long-lasting crimson grime.

However, within the face of adversity, Nadal discovered one other degree to take care of his pursuit of a document twenty first Grand Slam title; extending his successful run on the French Open to 35 matches within the course of.

Subsequent up for the 13-time champion is a showdown in opposition to both world No 1 Novak Djokovic or ninth seed Matteo Berrettini, however when Nadal has progressed to the semi-finals in Paris, he is by no means did not carry the title.

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