Rafael Nadal reaches 11th French Open final, will face Dominic Thiem

10 June, 2018, 13:27 | Author: Brenda Erickson
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Rafael Nadal stormed into an unprecedented 11th French Open final with a crushing straight-sets victory over a forlorn Juan Martin del Potro.

With the two heavy favourites in the semi-finals winning, we have the final that most people during the latter stages would have wanted, Nadal v Thiem, and before I discuss the data in detail, I wanted to talk about their previous meetings a little more.

Argentina´s Juan Martin Del Potro came through a clash of the titans against Marin Cilic to reach his first French Open semi-final for nine years on Thursday, winning a rain-delayed duel 7-6 (5), 5-7, 6-3, 7-5.

Thiem is clearly a live underdog in this match based on the amount of experience he has against Nadal on clay and the fact he's won 33.3 percent of those matches on a surface nearly nobody beats him on.

This was the No. 5-seeded del Potro's first semifinal at Roland Garros since 2009.

The first two sets saw the two players going neck to neck and playing excellent serves to gain valuable points. He looks like he is nearly back to his best this season having picked up two titles, which includes winning his first Masters Series title with a three set win over Federer at Indian Wells.

"You can win a set, but not a match against Rafa", Del Potro said, keen not to over-egg any hint of weakness in Nadal's game.

"It is nearly impossible to beat Rafa", said Del Potro who had his chances but failed to convert any of his seven break points before his challenge petered out into tired hopelessness.

The Spaniard has never lost a final at Roland Garros with his win-loss record on Parisian Clay being 85-2.

"That", del Potro would say later, "was my chance". I feel very fortunate to play in front of this crowd.

"Sometimes you play better, sometimes you are more nervous".

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"What will be important will be to try and make him play in uncomfortable situations", said Moya, the 1998 French Open champion.

Thiem remains confident that history won't repeat itself on Sunday, adding he will arrive on Court Philippe Chatrier with a clear mind.

"The big key was the second-set tie-break because it was very close and I saved I think three set points", said Thiem.

Cecchinato's bid to become the spoiler's spoiler ended, for all intents and purposes, when he was unable to convert any of three set points in an entertaining second-set tiebreaker that was the middle chapter of Thiem's 7-5, 7-6 (10), 6-1 win.

This included a quarter-final success in Madrid last month.

Nadal is now just the second man to reach 11 finals at the same Slam, equalling Roger Federer's mark at Wimbledon.

"Everybody calls me an idiot, maybe even for good reason", Bresnik said.

"It was not a very nice feeling", Thiem said.

Cecchinato, who had not won a Grand Slam match before arriving in Paris, deployed the same kick serve, topspin groundstrokes and wicked drop shots that he had used to upset three seeded players, including former world No. 1 Novak Djokovic, in a row. I felt that I was playing a little bit under more stress than usual.

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