“My Favorite Player”: Iga Swiatek Sends ‘Best Wishes’ To Rafael Nadal For 13th title at French Open 2020


Iga Swiatek became the first Polish woman to reach the finals at Roland Garros in the open era. In the semifinals, the 19-years-old bested the qualifier Nadia Podoroska in the straights on Thursday. She will face the Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin for her maiden Grand Slam. 

After a comfortable win against Argentine, Iga Swiatek said, “I’m kind of surprised! I never thought before the tournament I would play so well. But I always knew that if I were going to make a final of a Grand Slam, it would be the French Open.”

Iga Swiatek

World No.53 continued, “This is what I planned to move. I wanted to play this match as if it was the first round. I didn’t want to think about being in the semifinal because it would stress me. I just kept being aggressive, like in the previous matches. I’m feeling lucky that I’m feeling good and nothing hurts.”

 “He(Rafa) Was The Only Player I Watched When I Was Younger”: Iga Swiatek 

While Spaniard has two-match away from his 13th title, Rafa’s fan is one step closer to win her maiden Grand Slam title at Roland Garros. 

Also, Swiatek answered a question over Rafael Nadal during the quarterfinal match interview. She expressed “Actually, I watched, I don’t know, 20 minutes, but we didn’t have time because we need to rest. Yeah, he’s my favorite player. He was the only player I watched when I was younger.” 

Additionally, Iga Swiatek added, “Yeah, I really like him, yeah, I just wish him the best, and I hope he’s going to get another French Open this year.” 

Whereas Nadal’s semifinal match will take place on Friday, Iga Swiatek’s final will be on Saturday at Philippe-Chatrier

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