Nadal's match with Schwartzman is postponed until 12.00PM on Thursday

07 June, 2018, 16:21 | Author: Marlene Myers
  • Nadal serves during his three-set win

Del Potro recovered well, though, breaking back in the next game and went on to win 7-6 (7/5), 5-7, 6-3, 7-5 to set up a semi-final showdown with world No 1 Rafael Nadal.

He trailed 5-3 in the second set with Nadal a break up and serving for set leading 30-15 before the rains came for the second time on Wednesday that forced play to be abandoned for the day.

The 10-time Roland Garros champion was a break down at 3-2 in the second when the weather halted Schwartzman's momentum and Nadal returned from the interval with a spring in his step to take a 5-3 lead.

An earlier rain interruption appeared to do Nadal some good. Schwartzman had 20 break points, nine in the opening set alone, and he converted five of those in sets one and two to make Nadal run for his money and set the possible shocker.

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Nadal also called for a medical time-out at the end of the first set to receive some treatment on both of his wrists.

Nadal will now play the victor of the quarter-final between Marin Cilic and Juan Martin Del Potro, who had split sets after the resumption of their match on Court Suzanne Lenglen.

Losing the first set was a moment of unwanted history for the veteran as it was the first he'd dropped at Roland Garros since 2015, having won his last 37 successive sets in the French Open.

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