Friday, 18 October, 2019


Nadal shows champion qualities to bounce back and book semi final place

Nadal shows champion qualities to bounce back and book semi final place Nadal shows champion qualities to bounce back and book semi final place
Noah Ferguson | 08 June, 2018, 13:40

In the semi-final he will meet Juan Martin del Potro, who came through a predictably attritional battle with third seed Marin Cilic in four sets.

Dominic Thiem faces Marco Cecchinato in the first semi-final, followed by the clash between champion Rafael Nadal and fifth seed Juan Martin del Potro.

Being a 10-times champion did not prevent Rafael Nadal from feeling nervous against Argentine Diego Schwartzman in their French Open quarter-final, with the Spaniard admitting that he can at times struggle to cope with his own expectations. For good. He had four wrist surgeries - three to his left and one to his right.

Yesh: It has been nearly a decade since del Potro made the semifinals here.

In dropping the opener on Wednesday, Nadal had lost a set at Roland Garros for the first time since a 2015 quarter-final defeat by Novak Djokovic.

Del Potro said resuming a match at 5-5 in a tiebreak with his serve to come had been a odd situation but his aim was true and he moved 6-5 ahead before his cagey backhand slice induced a poor forehand error by Cilic.

Del Potro has looked one of the biggest threats to Nadal's domination this year, with his pulverizing forehand dismantling everyone in his path on the Parisian clay. "And in my opinion, the match changed", Nadal said.

"I played more aggressive. Was a match that maybe is a key match", the 16-times Grand Slam champion said.

"I thought that after nine years I [would] play [someone] different, not Rafa or Roger", del Potro said, with a smile.

The top seed would have been delighted to return in his favoured hot conditions after the gloom of the night before, and a hasty end looked in sight when Nadal opened up a 4-1 third-set lead with a double break courtesy of a booming forehand followed by the cutest of drop shots. Their match was also initially suspended by rain headed for a tiebreaker at 6-6 in the first set.

When they returned to the court, Nadal used a burst of three straight games - and 13 of 15 points - to close in on taking the second set.

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"I'm going to try and come out with my best tennis, to hit all my best shots and, even then, it's going to be hard", he added.

Two women who have won the title at Roland Garros, Maria Sharapova and Garbine Muguruza, play each other in the quarterfinals. The only one that he won was in 2009 at the US Open, when he defeated Nadal and Federer back-to-back to win his only Grand Slam trophy. However, Cecchinato is on fire and we've already seen the upsets this Italian can cause.

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