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Rafael Nadal Beats Diego Schwartzman, Advances to 2018 French Open Semis

French Open- Roland Garros Tennis: Rafael Nadal reaches 11th French Open semifinal
Frederick Owens | 08 June, 2018, 21:27

But Austrian Thiem will see this as a fantastic opportunity to reach a maiden Grand Slam final, after losing to Djokovic and Nadal at the semi-final stage in each of the last two years in Paris.

No. 5 Juan Martin del Potro fell to No. 1 Rafael Nadal after giving him all he had in the first set of their men's semifinal match-up on Friday.

Thiem was in control of his French Open semi-final against the world No 72 Cecchinato, holding three set points in a tie-break for a 2-0 lead.

Dominic Thiem, pictured, ended Marco Cecchinato's surprising run at Roland Garros with a powerful performance in a 7-5, 7-6 (10), 6-1 victory Friday.

He appeared nearly overcome with emotion after reaching his first French Open semi-final since 2009, when he was beaten by eventual champion Roger Federer.

He looked destined to be a multiple Grand Slam champion after winning the US Open as a 20-year-old, but nearly had to quit the sport because of career-threatening wrist problems. "The advantage, of course, is you play (with) nothing to lose", said Kuerten, who went on to become the world number one.

However, he reclaimed the break in the eighth game before edging ahead to 5-4.

Del Potro, the 2009 US Open champion, appeared to be running on empty at the start of the third set and it was no surprise when the 32-year-old top seed switched gears again to make an early breakthrough.

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Post match, this is what Nadal had to say: "The first set was very hard".

Nadal overcame Diego Schwartzmann of Argentina in four sets after a rain delay stretched the quarter-finals to two days. I have had three surgeries on my left wrist and I was close to quitting.

Thiem is the only man to beat Nadal on clay in the last two seasons - in Madrid this year and Rome in 2017.

This time, however, he lost it 12/10 despite having three set points.

"He was playing great, and I was playing too defensive".

"It's never easy playing someone from your country, let alone someone you actually care about and you're friends with", Stephens said afterward.

Dabrowski, a 26-year-old from Ottawa, and Pavic dropped the first set against Taiwan's Latisha Chan and Croatia's Ivan Dodig 6-1 but came back to win the second 7-6 (5). Besides being broken once in the second set and being upset with a fan, Del Potro completely dominated his quarterfinal and looks to be in rare form at the moment.

Cecchinato, whose career was nearly derailed two years ago by a match-fixing scandal before his name was cleared, stopped the rot in the sixth game. "I will watch the second semifinal to study my next opponent a little bit, then full power on Sunday".

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