Rafael Nadal reaches 13th Roland Garros final after defeating Diego Schwartzman

Defending champion Rafael Nadal became the first finalist at the 2020 French Open with a straigh forward win over Argentine Diego Schwartzman.

Since our champ lost in Rome, many people were expecting a much closer contest, but the world No. 2 was better player from the start, winning 6-3, 6-3, 7-6(0). He has now won 97 of his 99 matches at Roland Garros.

After the match, Rafa said:

“It’s always special to play here, to be in the final another time – it’s always a special moment.

“I made a couple of mistakes [after winning the first two sets]. He played some good points. I then missed two volleys. I know against Diego he makes more breaks without a doubt.

“I lost to him in Rome recently so I know it’d be a tough match.

“Three days ago he played an amazing match against Dominic Thiem. I looked at what happened in that match and what happen in to me in Rome and tried to change that.”

Rafa is now one win away from a century of victories on the Parisian clay courts as well as a record-equalling 20th menโ€™s major title.

120 comments

  1. We dare to dream!๐Ÿคž๐Ÿผ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿผ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ

  2. I am so nervous. Rafa Fan 1 had great advice to โ€œvisualize Rafa holding the trophy.โ€ Positive energy to you dear Rafa from all your Rafans. Vamos Rafa!

  3. rafa is nervous. He is leading but that is more because of the bad start of nole then because of rafa

  4. VAMOS RAFA CHAMP!! ๐ŸŽพ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ€๐Ÿคž๐Ÿป๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป

  5. My stomach is churning like mad. I’ve thought of virtually nothing else all weekend apart from this final. Novak is talking big, but show him you’re still the boss on this surface, Rafa.

    • Lorna, try to calm down. Rafa is looking very good and if ND keeps up with his shenanigans like in the first game he is bound to fall literally and figuratively.

      RAFA FOR THE WIN

  6. Roof is closed.
    I canโ€™t wait to see you bitting the trophy…….good luck, Rafa๐Ÿ€๐ŸŽพโค๏ธ

  7. Today I hope Rafa makes his opponent wish he had never picked up a racket. 13 more minutes to see Rafa on court.

    WISHING RAFA THE WIN

  8. Rafa has to be particularly mentally strong today. Wonder if anyone in his team helps him with that. Even Iga said yesterday that she has a mental coach which is so important.
    Well ….. to all Rafa fans Letโ€™s all visualise Rafa holding the cup and with the visualisation also bring in the emotions that we all โ€˜feelโ€™ when it happens. This combination is important. Letโ€™s all try please!! Especially now even more since itโ€™s raining.

    Iโ€˜ve been waiting for a grand slam win for Rafa playing against Novak since 2014 – I think. Today!!!!

    Yaaaaaaay!!!!!
    VAMOS ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜

  9. Letโ€™s C ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

    Be Calm. Keep Concentrating. Take Control. Be Clutch. Be Confident.
    Be the Chanpion.
    ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป

  10. I am very nervous since Rafa’s latest match. I can find no other words than Vamos Rafa. I hope everything will be OK and that he will play his best tennis and hopefully win. Keep fingers crossed.

  11. Sending you Good Luck!!! Stay positive, focused and tough… This is YOUR tournament. YOU CAN DO IT!!!
    #13 ๐Ÿ† ๐ŸŽพโค๏ธ

    VAMOS!!!!!!

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