French Open 2021: Rafael Nadal vs Diego Schwartzman Preview, Head to Head and Prediction for Roland Garros

Rafael Nadal defeated Jannik Sinner in the fourth round, and will face Diego Schwartzman in the quartefinals.

French Open 2021
French Open 2021

Rafael Nadal, third seed at French Open 2021 will face the Argentine, Diego Schwartzman in the quarterfinals. The Spaniard is ranked third in the world, whereas, Schwartzman is ranked ninth in the ATP Rankings.

Match Details:

TournamentFrench Open 2021
MatchRafael Nadal vs Diego Schwartzman
RoundQuarter-Final
Date9th June, 2021
Prize Money$308,679 (INR 2,24,87,883 approx.)
VenueParis, France
SurfaceClay Court

Rafael Nadal vs Diego Schwartzman: Match Preview

Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal is yet to drop a set so far at French Open 2021. The Spaniard defeated Alexei Popyrin in the first round encounter. In the second round, he stormed past Richard Gasquet, and defeated the Briton, Cameron Norrie in third round. He thrashed the Italian, Jannik Sinner in another straight sets victory in the fourth round. The third seed has not dropped a single set in his 11 last matches at French Open, and is on course to lifting his 14th title in Paris.

Diego Schwartzman has also not dropped a set so far in Paris. The ninth seed has defeated Y.Lu, Aljaz Bedene, Philipp Kohlschreiber and Jan Lennard Struff in the opening four rounds. The Argentine was not in good form in lead up to the French Open, but has played his best tennis so far. The ninth seed has been performing well on all fronts, and has been aggressive on his return games.

Rafael Nadal vs Diego Schwartzman: Head-to-Head

Diego Schwartzman
Diego Schwartzman

The duo have faced against each other on 11 occasions. Rafael Nadal leads the head to head record by a score line of 10-1. They last faced off against each other at French Open 2020, where Rafael Nadal won in straight sets in the semifinals.

Rafael Nadal vs Diego Schwartzman: Match Prediction

Rafael Nadal is the certain favorite to claim the victory in the quarterfinals. Both players are yet to drop a set so far this tournament, and are riding on high confidence. Nadal has the mental edge over Schwartzman, having a superior head to head record over him. Diego Schwartzman will have to produce his best tennis, if he is to challenge the third seed on Wednesday.

Match Prediction: Rafael Nadal to win in straight sets

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