Rafael Nadal has made it to the French Open’s final for the thirteenth time in his career. However, the Spanish star delivered a big game against Diego Schwartzman. For the first time, Diego Schwartzman reached the semi-finals after falling in the quarterfinals on three previous appearances.
At a press conference, Nadal talked about his experience during the semi-finals. Also, how he was happy with his performance, although there were times when he could have performed a little better: “I think I played a good game tactically. I made a few mistakes in the middle of the first set, but I’m pleased with my game overall. I’m satisfied. It was an important victory for me against a tough, excellent player. When you play against Diego, you have to work hard and long.”
“I think I played with the necessary determination, especially at the game’s good times, especially the tie-breakers I finished playing well. I should have been more aggressive in the middle of the third set to suffer less in the end. I suffered a little.” Spaniard added.
”It Takes Absolute Best To Beat Them”: Diego On Big Three
Diego indeed gave a tough competition to Nadal. However, in his game, Nadal’s forehand and backhand are both powerful weapons. But true to his style, he played tennis as a defensive brand.
More of than not, he played the safe shots, reaching cross-court rather than flirting with the riskier down the line winners. Diego had all praise for his opponent. Moreover, he also shared how the ”Big Three” have ruled tennis. And he believes that it takes absolute best to beat them.
The world number two will now face Djokovic in what would be a historic match in the sport. Additionally, while Nadal would like to win the 13th Grand Slam title at the Roland Garros and equal Roger Federer’s record of 20 Grand Slams, Djokovic will have the opportunity to become the first player to win all the four Grand Slams twice.