Rafael Nadal Enjoys Easiest Road Ever To French Open Semifinals
by Tom Gainey | June 7th, 2017, 10:40 am
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Thanks to an abdominal injury suffered by Pablo Carreno Busta, Rafael Nadal was only on court today for about 50 minutes in a 62, 20 retirement win over his countryman to return to the French Open semifinals.

Nadal has lost just 22 games in five matches en route to a record 10th French Open semifinal, beating his previous best of 25 in 2008 for the fewest lost to make the last four.

It’s also the fifth time Rafa’s reached the semifinals without dropping a set. Nadal’s also now 100-2 in best-of-5 on clay.

But Rafa doesn’t care about the numbers.

“I don’t know how many games I lost this year, but I really don’t care about this. I only care that I am in the semifinals,” Nadal said. “The past few months, I have been playing very well. I have played good matches on the whole and now I am in the semifinals.”

Nadal will now meet Dominic Theim who’s the only man to beat Rafa this year on the clay.

“Thiem is a tough player. I hope that I won’t lose. I won in Barcelona and Madrid, but I lost to him in Rome,” Nadal said. “If I play well, I hope that I will be able to book my spot in the final.”


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3 Comments for Rafael Nadal Enjoys Easiest Road Ever To French Open Semifinals

skeezer Says:

“Rafael Nadal Enjoys Easiest Road Ever To French Open Semifinals”
Nothing new there.


Humble Rafa Says:

Nothing is easy. Hard work and perseverance at play here.


Armend Says:

I’ts nice to see the simplistic terms in which he sees things, or presents them. With all the injuries that he’s faced, and the number of comebacks he’s completed, I think that he deserves to win this RG and get to No. 1 again.

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