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Rafael Nadal Beats Diego Schwartzman to Reach 14th French Open Semi-final

Rafael Nadal (Photo Credit: French Open Twitter)

Rafael Nadal (Photo Credit: French Open Twitter)

French Open 2021: Rafael made a record-extending semi-final in Paris after a four-set win over Diego Schwartzman.

Rafael Nadal reached a record-extending 14th French Open semi-final on Wednesday with a 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, 6-0 win over Diego Schwartzman, setting up a potential last-four showdown with world number one Novak Djokovic. Nadal, bidding for a 14th Roland Garros title and record 21st major triumph, dropped his first set at the tournament since 2019 — ending a run of 36 consecutive sets won in Paris by the Spanish third seed.

The 35-year-old Nadal extended his incredible French Open record to 105 wins and two losses as he advanced to his 35th Grand Slam semi-final. He beat Argentine 10th seed Schwartzman in the last four of the 2020 edition.

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