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Nadal leaves the first set in the tournament, but beats Schwartzman and is already in the semifinals
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Nadal leaves the first set in the tournament, but beats Schwartzman and is already in the semifinals

They won 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 and 6-0, in two hours and 45 minutes, after an extraordinary reaction. About 5,000 people witnessed the match at the Philippe-ChatrierNadal, at one point in the game.Michel EulerAPDefendant as it had not been in the present edition of the tournament, Rafael Nadal found the high point of his tennis at just the right time to shake off Diego Schwartzman, which worked like a termite to undermine him and generate concern in his box. In a classic confrontation on clay, against a well-known rival, the left-hander took off midway through the third set to mark a distance that was already unattainable for the brave Argentine player. Nadal won 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 and 6-0, in two hours and 45 minutes, and will play this Friday against the winner of the match between Novak Djokovic ...
From the musketeers to Nadal: Roland Garros, the next appointment with history
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From the musketeers to Nadal: Roland Garros, the next appointment with history

The appointment with history is getting closer and closer. The next May 30 will begin the main draw of the 130th edition of Roland Garros, the tennis tournament par excellence on brick dust, the contest that was born in 1891 as Championship of France and that, since 1925, bears the name of the renowned WWII pilot. Killed in combat in 1918, he is remembered for having been the first man to cross the Mediterranean Sea By plane.The Cup of the Musketeers it has its own narrative. Davis Cup, the centenary and most prestigious team tournament, was a hinge in that historic construction: the French René Lacoste, Henri Cochet, Jacques Brugnon y Jean Borotra conquered the salad bowl in 1927, for the first time and against all odds, against the United States in Philadelphia.The regulations of those...
Opelka, the countercultural player Nadal will face in the semifinals
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Opelka, the countercultural player Nadal will face in the semifinals

He is 23 years old, had never played the tournament and stands out for his height of 2.11 and the efficiency of the serve, with which he has 77 'aces'Opelka, in his match against Delbonis.ETTORE FERRARIEFENo one could imagine that on his way to what may be his twelfth final at the Masters 1000 in Rome Rafael Nadal met as the last obstacle, this Saturday, to Reilly Opelka, a 23-year-old American who had said little or nothing about clay until his first appearance at the Foro Italico.Be a super tough opponent. It has a supersaque. I must be very good with mine and be aggressive from behind to make him play one more ball. They are semi-finals, I can't expect anything easy. It will be very difficult to break him because he gives very few options to the rest and he can play calmly, the Span...
Zverev asserts his greatest competitive edge and wins the second title at the Caja Mágica against Berrettini
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Zverev asserts his greatest competitive edge and wins the second title at the Caja Mágica against Berrettini

He won 6-7 (8), 6-4 and 6-3 to the Italian, who was given the responsibility when he governed the partyZverev celebrates his victory against Berrettini.SERGIO PEREZREUTERSA Magic Box covered with a retractable roof due to the rain and with 5,000 spectators in the stands attended the second victory of Alexander Zverev at the Mutua Madrid Open. Champion of the tournament in 2018, the German, number six in the world, profited from the inexperience of Matteo Berrettini in appointments of this scope and won 6-7 (8), 6-4 and 6-4, in two hours and 40 minutes, to win his fourth Masters 1000, the fifteenth title of his career and second this season after winning In Acapulco. Zverev culminates an extraordinary week in which he has consecutively defeated three players of the top ten: Rafael Nadal, ...
Zverev achieves a placid victory against Thiem and will seek his second title at the Caja Mágica
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Zverev achieves a placid victory against Thiem and will seek his second title at the Caja Mágica

He won 6-3 and 6-4 to a rival who hardly raised any opposition. It is measured with the winner of the match between Berrettini and RuudZverev, at one point in his match against Thiem.SERGIO PEREZREUTERSFrom the outset, to the logical disappointment of the local public, orphaned of its intent after the defeat against Alexander Zverev In the quarterfinals, it could be argued that the first semifinal of the Mutua Madrid Open was the same as the last final of the United States Open, identical also to that of this same tournament in 2018. It could also be exposed that the fourth and sixth players of the world. Attractive, in principle, they were not lacking in the game.But, without any reproach of attitude to the two protagonists, it is true that the duel was cold, disappointing, who knows if...
Thiem arms himself with patience and beats Isner to enter the semifinals
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Thiem arms himself with patience and beats Isner to enter the semifinals

He beat the American, who got 18 aces, 3-6, 6-3 and 6-4. Will measure with the winner of Nadal-ZverevThiem hits a backhand off Isner.Chema MoyaEFEWhat to do when it hits you John Isner, from the watchtower of its two meters and eight centimeters? What to do when you change the conditions of the game, prevent, thanks to its first impact, that the ball goes through the tape more than once, or obtain a response so warm that it allows you to define in the open field? It doesn't matter that he just turned 36 and dropped to 39th in the ranking, that this was his first clay court tournament this season. Sum 32 direct aces before Roberto Bautista, in sixteenths, appointment where I saved a match point. They were 29 in the round of 16 against Andrey Rublev, another of those headed to the wall....