Published: Thu, June 07, 2018
Sports | By Toni Houston

French Open 2018: Rafael Nadal beats Digeo Schwartzman to reach semis

French Open 2018: Rafael Nadal beats Digeo Schwartzman to reach semis

Nadal and Schwartzman will resume their enthralling last-eight match at 12:00 local time on Thursday, with the 25-year-old Argentine seeking to become only the third player ever to beat Nadal at Roland Garros.

Marin Cilic and Juan Martin del Potro are even at 5-all in their opening-set tiebreaker.

Marterer may have felt he would need a degree of fortune to have any chance of an upset and the early signs were promising as a net cord set up two break points, Nadal double faulting on the first to hand his opponent a 2-0 lead.

Rafa Nadal and Diego Schwartzman shared numerous breaks of serves in their quarterfinal matchup which resulted in the Spaniard's streak of not dropping a set coming to an end.

Schwartzman also missed three break points before his brief revival was ended when Nadal took his fourth match point to win in three hours and 36 minutes.

The 10-time Roland Garros champion was a break down at 3-2 in the second when the weather halted Schwartzman's momentum and Nadal returned from the interval with a spring in his step to take a 5-3 lead. Schwartzman saw two set points come and go but at the third time of asking, after a delay while a spectator was helped out after feeling ill, the Argentine ripped a forehand victor.

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Nadal made 14 unforced errors and struck just four winners in a poor first set, before having both of his wrists strapped by the trainer.

They will return on Thursday morning.

The top seed had few problems in serving out the set and he made a flying start to the second with another break to love as Marterer got a first-hand look at why the champion has been dubbed the King of Clay.

Kasatkina will face US Open victor Sloane Stephens for a place in the semifinals.

"I am very pleased to be in another final in Paris", said Muguruza who has yet to drop a set in the tournament and claimed her first win over Sharapova in four meetings.

Halep won in 59 minutes with the second set taking just 22 minutes.

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