World number one, Rafael Nadal, is back in full swing to the game and has made notable impacts in the courts since his arrival. His 37 set win streak was brought to an end Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman on Wednesday in the French Open.
The 31-year-old Spaniard struggled from the loss of his first set (in a damp environment following the rain) with Schwartzman in the Wednesday’s match that was interrupted by rain to an amazing victory in his Thursday comeback to reach the semi-final of a tournament he has bagged its title 10 times.
The match ended in a 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 victory, favouring the Spaniard. With this, seeing that in time past, the 31-year-old has hardly lost a match from the quarterfinals of the French Open, it can be said that he is heading for his 11th title in Paris.
The world number one and favourite of the French Open will either face Marin Cilic or his arch rival, Juan Martin del Potro in the semis. His 11th time achievement of getting to the last four of the French Open in the Grand Slam tournament can be likened to that of Jimmy Connors and Roger Federer, invariably making him the third man in history to ever achieve that feat.
Nadal leveled up the match after the bad weather interruption that ended the game in a set loss when he returned to the court midway through serving on Thursday.
Excited Nadal expressed his feelings about the game saying: “It was a very difficult match, Diego is a good friend and a good player,
“After the stop for rain I played more aggressively and I’m very happy to be back in the semi-finals here.”