Fixture: Diego Schwartzman vs Rafael Nadal live
Date: 9 October 2020
Tournament: Roland Garros 2020
Venue: Paris France
Category: Grand Slam
Match timing: 3 pm CEST 6.30 pm IST
Start date: Friday 9th October 2020 – 19:00 pm
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He’s coming with big confidence said Nadal who has yet to drop a set in Paris this year and is bidding for a 20th Grand Slam title.
He’s in the final in Rome he’s in the semi-finals here. He beat me there. It’s a plus of confidence for him. I know that.
Tsitsipas insists he is going into his match presuming Djokovic is at full fitness.An injury is not going to play a part in anything he said.I have to play the way I have to play. I’m approaching that match with the same intensity and the same focus that I’ve been doing the last few matches.
Nobody beats Diego Schwartzman 10 times in a row. Not even Rafael Nadal.Schwartzman stunned nine-time Rome champion Nadal 6-2 7-5 after two hours and four minutes on Saturday evening to reach the semi-finals of the Internazionali BNL d Italia. Entering the match Nadal had won all nine of their ATP Head2Head meetings including 22 of their 24 sets.
For sure it’s my best match ever Schwartzman said. I played a few times against the three big champions in tennis. I never beat them until today. I’m very happy.The Argentine is into his second ATP Masters 1000 semi-final. Schwartzman reached the last four at this level for the first time last year at the same event. He lost three of his first four matches at the Foro Italico but has now won seven of his past eight on the Roman clay. He was especially courageous on the backhand side keeping Nadal from playing his typical overwhelming clay-court tennis.
I played against him nine times before. Four or five times I was not close but playing really well and close in the score feeling well Schwartzman said. I came to the court trying to do the same things and the first set was really really good for me. I took every chance he gave me.
Nadal’s forehand is one of the biggest weapons in tennis, but Schwartzman consistently engaged in cross-court rallies with his backhand, pummeling his two-hander at every opportunity. The second seed only won 48 per cent of his first-serve points, whereas Schwartzman earned 58 per cent of his second-serve points.
It was crazy. Tennis is crazy. Our performance is always crazy. The past three weeks were really bad for me Schwartzman said on court after his victory. “Today I played my best tennis. Very similar to Roland Garros against Rafa three years ago and I’m very happy. I was not thinking to beat him really because I was not playing good [lately]. But today I did my best and I’m very happy.
When is Diego Schwartzman vs Rafael Nadal on and what time does it start? Friday 9th October, 2020 – not before 13:50 (UK)
Where is Diego Schwartzman vs Rafael Nadal taking place? Stade Roland Garros, Paris
What surface is Diego Schwartzman vs Rafael Nadal being played on? Clay
Where can I get tickets for Diego Schwartzman vs Rafael Nadal? A reduced number of spectators can attend one of the three main courts and tickets can be found here
What channel is Diego Schwartzman vs Rafael Nadal on? Both ITV and Eurosport will be showing live coverage of the French Open so it is worth checking their schedules
Where can I stream Diego Schwartzman vs Rafael Nadal? ITV Hub, Eurosport Player & Amazon Prime Video
Diego Schwartzman came through a Roland-Garros classic against Dominic Thiem in the quarter-finals and will be desperately glad of the two-day break after that match lasted over five hours. The Argentinian was everywhere against Thiem on Philippe-Chatrier and after four intense sets he came through the decider in commanding fashion. His lengthy quarter-final meant Rafael Nadal had to play until the early morning to see off Italy’s wonderkid Jannik Sinner in eventual straight-sets to reach his 13th French Open semi-final. Tennis fans will know this means the 12-time Roland-Garros champion has never lost a match in Paris at this stage of the competition.
28-year-old Schwartzman should make the top 10 for the first time in his career after reaching his highest-ever Grand Slam stage but there is no justifiable reason for Nadal to lose this match. The world number two lost to Schwartzman in their previous meeting his only loss to the Argentinian suggesting Schwartzman could steal a set but all logic suggests