Sports Schwartzman snaps Nadal's run of 37 straight sets won at Roland Garros

21:16  06 june  2018
21:16  06 june  2018 Source:   thescore.com

Rafael Nadal outlasts Schwartzman to reach 11th French Open semifinal

  Rafael Nadal outlasts Schwartzman to reach 11th French Open semifinal Rafael Nadal is into the French Open semifinals for the 11th time. The top-ranked Spaniard completed a 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 win over Diego Schwartzman of Argentina over two days after their quarterfinal was halted by rain on Wednesday night. Nadal was serving at 5-3, 30-15 after having dropped the first set when play was stopped. He came back on court in full swing and made Schwartzman run a lot with a combination of deep groundstrokes and subtle drop shots. He was also able to raise his level when in danger, saving three break points in the eight game of the third set with great shot-making, and four more in the final set.

Diego Schwartzman won the first set of his French Open quarterfinal match against Rafael Nadal 6-4 on Wednesday, becoming the first man since 2015 to take a set off Nadal at Roland Garros .

Diego Schwartzman won the first set of his French Open quarterfinal match against Rafael Nadal 6-4 on Wednesday, becoming the first man since 2015 to …

Diego Schwartzman won the first set of his French Open quarterfinal match against Rafael Nadal 6-4 on Wednesday, becoming the first man since 2015 to take a set off Nadal at Roland Garros.

The last man to do so was Novak Djokovic, who beat Nadal in straights in the quarterfinals three years ago. Since then, Nadal had won 37 consecutive completed sets on the red clay in Paris, just shy of Bjorn Borg's record of 41.

Nadal pulled out of the 2016 French Open with a wrist injury after a pair of straight-sets wins, won the tournament last year without losing more than four games in any set, and cruised through the first four rounds of this year's event before running up against a red-hot and fearless Schwartzman.

Tennis - Home joy as Herbert and Mahut win doubles title

  Tennis - Home joy as Herbert and Mahut win doubles title Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hughes Herbert became the third home duo to win the French Open men's doubles when they beat second seeds Oliver Marach and Mate Pavic 6-2 7-6(4) on Saturday. French fans were in full voice on Court Philippe Chatrier as Mahut and Herbert comfortably won the opening set.The second set was closer as Austrian Marach and Croatian Pavic broke back, having dropped serve in the seventh game, and forced the set into a tiebreaker.Mahut and Herbert held their nerve though and took the tiebreak when Herbert punched away a volley to spark wild celebrations from the pair who had previously won the 2015 U.S.

Опубликовано: 7 июн. 2018 г. Rafael Nadal vs Diego Schwartzman - Quarter-Final Highlights I Roland - Garros 2018. Watch the highlights of the great match between Rafael Nadal and Diego Schwartzman . The Spanish won in four sets 4/6 6/3 6/2 6/2.

Eleventh seed Schwartzman snapped Nadal ' s run of winning 37 consecutive completed sets at Roland Garros when he took the opener 6-4 on Court Philippe Chatrier. Spaniard Nadal , bidding for an 11th title on the Parisian clay

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The diminutive 12th-ranked Argentine was the more aggressive, courageous, and opportunistic player in the first set, clocking 20 winners to Nadal's four, earning break points in all five of his return games, and breaking the Spaniard three times.

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Nadal, Federer keep winning Grand Slams while fighting against Father Time .
Rafael Nadal's victory over Dominic Thiem in Sunday's final gave the Spaniard an 11th title at Roland Garros and 17th Grand Slam trophy overall. At the previous major tournament, the Australian Open in January, Federer won his record 20th such championship. At the Slam before that, the U.S. Open last September, Nadal was the last man standing. And so on. Federer or Nadal has won each of the past six major tournaments, equaling their second-longest stretch of dual dominance. Their other six-Slam streak came from 2008-09.

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