Nadal loses first French Open set for three years

Nadal loses first French Open set for three years

Nadal, who turns 32 on Sunday, continued his bid for an 11th French Open title and 17th major by brushing aside Gasquet. In the other quarterfinal, Marin Cilic and Juan Martin del Potro were into the tiebreak and at 5-5.

The Argentine recovered from two sets down to beat South Africa's sixth seed Kevin Anderson 1-6 2-6 7-5 7-6 (7-5) 6-2 and move into only the second Grand Slam quarter-final of his career - and his first at Roland Garros.

Three consecutive breaks - two for Schwartzman - gave the 25-year-old underdog the advantage in the second set before the first rain break.

Their last-eight match was level at 6-6 (5/5) in a first-set tie-break on Court Suzanne Lenglen after Del Potro had earlier missed five break points.

Spain's Rafael Nadal stretches to return the ball to Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka during their final match of the French Open tennis tournament.




Nadal has also not dropped a set at the French Open since 2015 - that's a barely believable 37 sets in a row.

Nadal then fought back to lead the second set 5-3, before heavy rain brought a halt to the last-eight encounter on Court Philippe Chatrier.

Muguruza condemned Sharapova to her heaviest Grand Slam defeat in more than six years and will face top seed Simona Halep for a place in the final against either Sloane Stephens or Madison Keys.

However, when the players came back on after a delay of nearly an hour Nadal immediately broke back to level the second set.

The Spanish third seed, who was the champion in Paris in 2016, swept aside the Russian 6-2, 6-1 in just an hour and 10 minutes. As the game was stopped for two minutes, Schwartzman walked back to his mark, amidst a huge cheer from the crowd, and took a set off the King.

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