Nadal vs. Diego Schwartzman for the second time in under three weeks, here at the French Open 2020. Having lost to the Argentine in Rome, Nadal’s important match was to make a comeback. This time at the Roland Garros semifinals, the Spaniard did not lose the chance and earned a 6: 3, 6: 3, 7: 6 victory over Diego.
According to Nadal, his match at the Italian open helped him this time. The previous match, he believes, was different as he was playing for the first time in six months. All in all, Nadal is happy with his performance in the match.
“The situation is different now. I am more prepared. Rome was the first tournament I played after six months. The experience from that match helped me now. I went out on the field with a plan, determined. In general, I am satisfied with how the match went. This is a very important victory for me, against a good player.”, Nadal said.
“He(Djokovic) Is One Of My Toughest Opponents”: Rafael Nadal
Going into the finals, Nadal will now have to face the world number one Novak Djokovic. He believes the Serb is one of his toughest opponents and will push him to be at his best.
The 33-year-old is one of the two players who have beat Nadal at Roland Garros. But Nadal seems confident and will play to his best abilities.
Nadal explained, “Now the situation is different. I can’t predict the future. The only thing I know, when I play against Novak, I will have to play the best I can. Without that, it will be difficult for me.“
“I know that I have had success in that field in the past, so it helps. At the same time, he has had a good performance. He is one of my toughest opponents. But I’m here to do my best.”, the 19-time grand slam champion added.
The Spaniard, who will be playing the 13th final of the tournament in Paris, will be aiming to equal Roger Federer, with his 20 slam titles. On the other hand, Djokovic will have a chance to become the first player to win each Grand Slam twice.