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Roland Garros 2018, Men's Singles, Quarterfinal: Rafael Nadal vs Diego Schwartzman, Live Match Updates

Nadal enters the semi-finals with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 win
Updated: 07 June 2018 17:24 IST - Published: 06 June 2018 17:13 IST
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Goodbye!
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He will face the winner of the quarter-final between Marin Cilic and Juan Martin del Potro.
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Credit to Schwartzman for making Rafa work this hard. He can certainly hold his head high.

As for Nadal, he struggled yesterday, but still found a way to manoeuvre things his way under pressure. That's what champions do and that is why he is such a great champion.
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Nadal enters the semi-finals with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 win
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A forehand that drops on the baseline from Rafa.

He WINS!
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It's match point No. 4 for Rafa
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Big forehand down the line from Rafa!

Deuce
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Again Rafa's backhand goes wide!

Third break point for Diego
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Forehand down the line from Rafa!

Break point saved
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Crosscourt backhand return from Diego!

Again a break point for him
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Forehand from Rafa saves it!
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What a dropshot from the baseline from Diego!

Gets a break.point
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A wild forehand from Rafa!

Deuce!
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Backhand goes out from Rafa

40-30
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And finally Rafa has TWO MATCH POINTS!!
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Rafa pushed a forehand wide after going up to 30-0
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Schwartzman holds and Rafa will now serve for the match at 5-2
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This game continues to be a marathon.

Now Rafa miscues a second serve return and it is game point to Schwartzman
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What a sizzling forehand from the Argentine and he urges the crowd to continue chanting for him!

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What a backhand from Schwartzman and he gets a game point!
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Rafa now has a match point on the Schwartzman serve
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And Rafa makes use of his second game point.

Up now at 5-1.

Just one more game needed for him to enter the semi-finals
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An unforced error from the top seed's racquet gifts Schwartzman a point
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Rafa has two game points at 40-15
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Rafa keeps dictating the play, as expected.

Showing brilliant movement by forcing his diminutive opponent to run from side to side.
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The Argentine saved two break points but it was not enough to stop a marauding Rafa!

Nadal BREAKS again to stretch his lead to 4-1
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Rafa is hitting deeper and deeper.

With a forehand down the line, he carves out three break points on the Schwartzman serve.
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Rafa holds!!!!


He goes up to 3-1
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Rafa saves it with a forehand drop

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Big forehand return from Diego

He has a break point
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Diego did all the hard work to put Nadal out of the court but messed it up with a failed overhead.

30-30 on the Nadal serve
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The Argentine caves in very quickly. Clearly lost his focus and sharpness


Rafa BREAKS!!!!

He goes up to 2-1
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Schwartzman looks frustrated. He faces three break points.
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Schwartzman took a couple of points off the Nadal serve but couldn't do any sizeable damage.

Rafa holds his serve to level it at 1-1
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Schwartzman opens the fourth set with a comfortable hold.

1-0
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Rafa needs just one more set to reach the semi-finals.
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Rafa finally converts the set point and wins the marathon service game, and with it, the set.

6-2 to Nadal
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Rafa finally has a set point again after Schwartzman errs again
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The Argentine had a break point but squandered it with a missed backhand 

Deuce again
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It is a third deuce now as Schwartzman has upped the intensity on his returns, forcing Rafa into errors.
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Rafa got a set point but a forehand shank from him pushes the ball wide.

Deuce
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Some brutal hitting from both and it is 30-30
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Rafa is now serving for the third set at 5-2
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Schwartzman manages to avoid dropping his serve for the third time and holds to trail 2-5
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Rafa has been firmly in control of this set. With a double break up, he has gone up to 5-1
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The depth from Rafa on his forehands is fantastic at the moment.


He holds to love and goes up to 3-1
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That fires him up and he finds four consecutive points to HOLD!

That was a massive hold!


He trails 1-2
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But here is a big roar from the Argentine after he finds a lob to outsmart Rafa after going down 0-30 on serve.
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Schwartzman isn't looking the same player anymore. It is Rafa who is taking charge and advancing to the net more often, to keep his opponent on the backfoot