Published On: Fri, Oct 9th, 2020

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French Open LIVE – Semi-final score updates

Diego Schwartzman 2-4 Rafael Nadal 

Set One highlights:

0-1: Rafael Nadal holds serve in the opening game of the match but not without a challenge. The game lasted more than 10 minutes.

1-3: Nadal breaks his opponent in his first service game but is then broken back immediately in impressive fashion. The Spaniard doesn’t let that bother him though as he breaks again.

2-4: This time Nadal holds to consolidate his break but Diego Schwartzman is impressive in holding to keep things within reach.

French Open semi-final day preview

Stefanos Tsitsipas and Diego Schwartzman will aim to shock Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal in their French Open semi-finals this afternoon.

The Greek, 22, would be the youngest man to reach a Grand Slam final in 11 years if he was to pull off an upset.

Schwartzman, 28, faces 12-time championNadal in the first semi-final.

The Argentine beat Nadal in straight sets on the clay in Rome last month, a result that both admit could have an impact today.

“If I see the history, I’m not sure if I’m going to have a lot of confidence. But I know that I can beat him. That’s the important thing, ” said Schwartzman, who knocked out US Open champion Dominic Thiem in an energy-sapping five-set quarter-final match.

“He’s coming with big confidence,” said Nadal, who has yet to drop a set in Paris this year and is bidding for a 20th Grand Slam title.

“He’s in the final in Rome, he’s in the semi-finals here. He beat me there. It’s a plus of confidence for him. I know that.”

Tsitsipas insists he is going into his match presuming Djokovic is at full fitness.

“An injury is not going to play a part in anything,” he said.

“I have to play the way I have to play. I’m approaching that match with the same intensity and the same focus that I’ve been doing the last few matches.”

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