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

15:50  07 june  2018
15:50  07 june  2018 Source:   msn.com

Nadal survives Bolelli scare to rack up 80th French Open win

  Nadal survives Bolelli scare to rack up 80th French Open win Rafael Nadal racked up his 80th win at Roland Garros on Tuesday as the 10-time champion defeated Italian lucky loser Simone Bolelli 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (11/9) to reach the second round. World number one Nadal had been two sets up but 0-3 down in the third when rain caused the tie to be suspended late Monday.He quickly levelled at 3-3 on Tuesday and saved four break points in the eighth game before saving four set points.Nadal eventually claimed the match on a third match point when Bolelli dumped a forehand into the net.

AFP / Thomas SAMSON Day in the sun: Nadal stormed into the semi - finals in his favoured hot conditions on Thursday Rafael Nadal battled back from a set down to beat Diego Schwartzman 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 in their rain-interruped French Open quarter-final on Thursday, edging closer to an 11 th

PARIS - Rafael Nadal battled back from a set down to beat Diego Schwartzman 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 in their rain-interruped French Open quarter- final on Thursday, edging closer to an 11 th title in Paris. The world number one was much-improved under the sunshine on Court Philippe Chatrier after finding life

Day in the sun: Nadal stormed into the semi-finals in his favoured hot conditions on Thursday © Provided by AFP Day in the sun: Nadal stormed into the semi-finals in his favoured hot conditions on Thursday

Rafael Nadal battled back from a set down to beat Diego Schwartzman 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 in their rain-interruped French Open quarter-final on Thursday, edging closer to an 11th title in Paris.

The world number one was much-improved under the sunshine on Court Philippe Chatrier after finding life difficult in damp conditions the night before, finally seeing off dogged Argentinian Schwartzman on his fourth match point.

Nadal will face either Croatian third seed Marin Cilic or Juan Martin del Potro, the fifth-seeded Argentine, in the semi-finals.

Nadal brushes aside Marterer to ease into quarter-finals

  Nadal brushes aside Marterer to ease into quarter-finals Rafael Nadal moved a step closer to an incredible 11th French Open title on Monday by seeing off German Maximilian Marterer in straight sets to reach the quarter-finals. The world number one's 6-3, 6-2, 7-6 (7/4) victory over the world number 70 saw him equal the record of 12 last-eight appearances at Roland Garros, which was set by Novak Djokovic the day before.It is the 35th time the Spaniard, who turned 32 on Sunday, has made the quarters of a Grand Slam tournament.

Rafael Nadal battled back from a set down to beat Diego Schwartzman 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 in their rain-interrupted French Open quarter- final on It is the 11 th time the 32-year-old Spaniard has reached the French Open last four, becoming only the third man in history to achieve the feat at a Grand Slam

Tennis News: Rafael Nadal battled back from a set down to beat Diego Schwartzman 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 in their rain-interruped French Open quarter- final on Thursday It is the 11 th time the 32-year-old Spaniard has reached the French Open last four. "It was a very difficult match, Diego is a good friend

"It was a very difficult match, Diego is a good friend and a good player," said the 16-time Grand Slam champion.

"After the stop for rain I played more aggressively and I'm very happy to be back in the semi-finals here."

It is the 11th time the 32-year-old Spaniard has reached the French Open last four, becoming only the third man in history to achieve the feat at a Grand Slam tournament, after Jimmy Connors at the US Open and Roger Federer at Wimbledon and the Australian Open.

Nadal returned to the court midway through serving to level the match after bad weather ended play early on Wednesday evening.

The struggles he faced on Wednesday in losing a set at Roland Garros for the first time since 2015 were put to bed during the second day of the match, as he broke 11th seed Schwartzman's serve four times in the final two sets to ease through.

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Play has begun in the men's final of the French Open, as Rafael Nadal seeks his 11th French title. The 10-time champion is playing Dominic Thiem.Nadal is seeking his 11th French Open title.

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