Best Favorite Rafael Nadal has reached the semifinals of the French Open again, but has actually challenged for the first time at the State Roland Cross this year.
Familiar picture: Rafael Nadal wins at the French Open.
13-time Paris champion Diego Schwartzman of Argentina won 6: 3, 4: 6, 6: 4, 6: 0 on Wednesday. Swartzman, who knocked out Philip Coleschreiber and John-Leonard Struff in the previous round, was able to open the game for three sentences. Then the 35-year-old Spaniard’s world class re-emerged.
Last year, Nadal won the semifinals against Argentina. This time he changed his first match point after 2:45 p.m. Nadal will now meet the winner of the fight between Serbian world number one Novak Djokovic and Italian Matteo Beretini on Friday. Alexander Sverev and Greek Stephanos Tsitsipas compete for the other semifinals.
Swartzman showed a great performance for a long time, and got Natale in trouble. Spaniard took the first set 42 minutes later, but Swartzman did not give up. The world number ten managed a quick break in the second set. Nadal quickly pushed it off, but at 4: 5, Mallorgan lost his serve and equalized the set.
The meeting was now completely open. Schwartzman gave Natal a thrilling fight and caused a stir until 4: 4. But when it came down to it, Nadal was back on his favorite tennis court. Spaniard took Swartzman’s serve to 5: 4 and took the third set shortly after. It broke Swartzman’s opposition, and Nadal advanced to the semifinals for the 14th time in Paris.