Tuesday, 19 June, 2018

Rafa Nadal into French Open quarters without dropping a set

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Kasatkina raced away with the last three games of the tie which had been halted at 3-3 in the second set late Sunday because of bad light.

He stayed in touch until 4-4, pulling breaks back in games four and eight but losing serve again in the following game, which determined the victor of the set.

The victor of the match will play either third seed Marin Cilic or Schwartzman's compatriot Juan Martin del Potro.

He trailed 5-3 in the second set with Nadal a break up and serving for set leading 30-15 before the rains came for the second time on Wednesday that forced play to be abandoned for the day.

Nadal had won 37 consecutive sets at Roland Garros since his 2015 quarter-final defeat by Novak Djokovic but dropped serve three times to the enterprising Schwartzman in an exciting opener. 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.

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.

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An off-balance Marterer could only net a forehand to gift the world number one a second break for 5-2 and the German fell two sets behind when a wild return flew well wide.

Nadal was broken five of the first eight times he served.

Kasatkina will face US Open victor Sloane Stephens for a place in the semifinals. Moments later, the world No. 1 was level and screaming 'VAMOS!

Rafa Nadal continued his birthday celebrations by moving into the French Open quarter-finals on Monday, beating a determined Maximilian Marterer 6-3 6-2 7-6 (4).

Rafael Nadal has lost his first set at the French Open since 2015. And past year, he earned the trophy without dropping a set.

"I was up against a great player so I had to make sure I brought my best tennis". As the game was stopped for two minutes, Schwartzman walked back to his mark, amidst a huge cheer from the crowd, and took a set off the King.

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