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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:

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Number of straight - sets wins that Rafael Nadal has notched at Roland Garros in his career. Nadal has won 83 matches at @ rolandgarros , 65 of them in straight sets , 14 in four sets and 2 in five. The Men’ s QFs are set : Rafael Nadal vs Diego Schwartzman Marin Cilic vs Juan Martin Del Potro

Prior to Roland Garros , he was only 4-5 on European clay, with his best performance being in Madrid, where he lost to Rafael Nadal in the round of 16. In fact, Madrid the first tournament where he won consecutive matches since that title- winning run in Rio. Schwartzman made opening round exits in

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.

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Ten-time champion Rafael Nadal can close to within a set of tying Bjorn Borg’ s record of 41 straight completed sets won at Roland - Garros should he see off one of the shortest men on tour, Diego Schwartzman , without conceding a set .

“The third set was very difficult, Maximilian is a good player,” said Nadal , who has now won 37 consecutive sets at Roland Garros , just four short of Bjorn Borg’ s record set Schwartzman fought back from two sets down to stun Anderson and reach the quarter-finals for the first time.

a man swinging a racket at a ball© CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT / AFP / Getty

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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