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Diego Schwartzman vs. Rafael Nadal 10/9/20 - French Open Men Singles Picks & Predictions

Diego Schwartzman vs Rafael Nadal Odds & Info

Game Diego Schwartzman vs Rafael Nadal
Date & Time Friday October 9, 2020, 11:30 AM (EDT)
Court Philippe Chatrier Court Philippe Chatrier, Paris, France
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Spanish tennis superstar Rafael Nadal has made it into the semifinals of the 2020 French Open at Roland Garros in Paris, France. At this stage of the competition, Nadal will face Diego Schwartzman from Argentina. 

Diego Schwartzman caused a big upset in the previous round as he defeated US Open champion, Dominic Thiem. It was a very strong display by Schwartzman as he won vital points throughout the fixture to win the match in 5 sets. During the win, Diego Schwartzman impressed with his receiving as he won 46% of his receiving points which allowed him to break Dominic Thiem’s serve on 10 occasions. That being said, Schwartzman lost 9 service games meaning the Argentine must improve his serving if he wishes to compete with Rafa in this match. 

On the other side of the coin, Rafael Nadal has continued his brilliant form at the French Open as he attempts to win his 13th French Open title. Nadal defeated Jannick Sinner in straight sets in the previous round. It was a simple win for Nadal as he won 86% of his service games and 6 return games. Rafael Nadal has looked very comfortable throughout this tournament as he is yet to drop a set at this tournament. Things are looking strong for Nadal and he will back his chances of winning this tournament. 

Rafael Nadal and Diego Schwartzman have played each other 10 times in the past with Nadal winning on 9 occasions and Schwartzman winning once. The most recent match between these two players was in earlier in the season at ATP Rome where Schwartzman won. Nadal last defeated Schwartzman in 2019 at the Davis Cup. 

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Rafael Nadal

Despite his heroics in the previous round, I see Diego Scwartzman losing this match. Rafael Nadal is a different animal and the Spaniard has been playing his best tennis throughout this tournament. Rafa is the greatest clay court player in history and he has the ability to beat any opponent with ease at Roland Garros. With that in mind, I see Rafa winning this match in straight sets. 

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