Published: Fri, June 08, 2018
Sport | By Joe Gonzales

Nadal completes fightback to reach 11th French Open semi-final

Nadal completes fightback to reach 11th French Open semi-final

Nearly the best any player can hope for at Roland Garros is to merely trouble the clay-court master, to make him slightly uncomfortable and perhaps even win a set, as Schwartzman did, before the inevitable Nadal victory comes to pass.

World number 72 Cecchinato stunned Roland Garros on Tuesday by following up his surprise wins over top-10 seeds David Goffin and Pablo Carreno Busta with a breathtaking victory against 12-time major champion Djokovic.

"The quarter-finals was an important match for me".

Three break point chances for Del Potro. Now I'm (in the) semi-finals, which means something great to me. "I felt that I was playing a little bit under more stress than usual, and he was able to take control of the point too many times", Nadal said about the match's start. The American played in the semi-final of the US Open 14 times and another 11 times at Wimbledon while Roger has 14 semi-final runs at the Australian Open and additional 12 at Wimbledon. I continued the level of intensity that I played after the first stop.

He was inconvenienced by a couple of break points as he served for the third set with 11th seed Schwarztman, a 5ft 7in live wire, refusing to go away quietly.

Day 13 at the French Open action is men's singles semi-finals day, and with three big names and one rather unlikely contender taking to the courts, Dan Weston previews the matches.

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Rafael Nadal has won 37 completed sets in a row at the French Open heading into his quarterfinal against Diego Schwartzman.

"I need to rest", said Nadal, who will take on fifth-seeded Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina in Friday's French Open semifinal, their first meeting on outdoor clay since the first round here in 2007. Another downpour halted the match towards the end of the second set and upon resumption on Thursday, the familiar all-conquering and ruthless Nadal was back on show.

The second set, like the first, was dominated by serve until Cilic fired himself up to break at 4-4 - a furious Del Potro throwing his racket at the changeover.

Interestingly, Del Potro has never won a match on clay when priced in excess of [3.0], with his last outing ending in straight sets (and a final set bagel) at the hands of Andy Murray at this venue in 2017, so he will have to reverse this history, not to mention a 3-0 clay head-to-head deficit as well, to make Sunday's final.

Del Potro needed only two points to pocket the first set as Cilic blinked first, netting a routine forehand a 5-6. "It has been a long time without good feelings".

"It's so good for my team and my family". I feel at home here.

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