Rafael Nadal: ‘I have to improve my second serve, and I’m not happy with..’


Rafael Nadal will compete in his fifteenth Roland Garros quarter-final towards Diego Schwartzman on Wednesday. The Spaniard seeks the 14th crown in Paris and the record-breaking twenty first Main, hoping to go Roger Federer and stand alone on the high.

Because the last in 2019, Nadal has gained 35 consecutive units in Paris, on the lookout for extra of the identical towards Diego Schwartzman within the quarters on Wednesday. Within the earlier rounds, Nadal defeated Alexei Popyrin, Richard Gasquet, Cameron Norrie and Janiik Sinner, trailing towards the kids however discovering his finest tennis when it mattered probably the most to search out himself within the final eight with out dropping a set.

Nonetheless, Rafa understands that he has to repair his second serve towards Schwartzman to stay aggressive, dropping serve eight instances to this point and hoping to enhance that. Nadal obtained damaged 4 instances towards Jannik Sinner, trailing within the opener earlier than successful seven straight video games for a 7-5, 4-0 lead.

Jannik bounced again in set quantity two to virtually erase the deficit earlier than Rafa raised his degree to dominate in the remainder of the conflict.

Rafael Nadal needed to work on his second serve forward of the Diego Schwartzman conflict.

“I had a psychological drop at 4-0 within the second set.

Nonetheless, I recovered my recreation from the eighth recreation and by no means seemed again, incomes a bagel within the third. I’ve to discover a answer for sure issues, regardless that I made a powerful end towards Jannik. I am unable to lose that many video games in a row and should be extra aggressive in these moments and get again as quickly as potential.

We’re within the last levels of the occasion, and it is important to play effectively from begin to end with out oscillations. I’ve completed many good issues previously couple of weeks, ranging from successful Rome. Nonetheless, I lack focus at some factors, however in addition to that, I believe I’ve performed effectively.

Jannik Sinner is a tricky opponent, and I beat him in straight units. Now comes Diego Schwartzman, who’s a really difficult rival. He’s motivated to point out his finest tennis after a tough interval. I am not happy with my second serve right here in Paris, and we now have to work on that.

I do not assume the issue is in a service movement; I am simply not relaxed sufficient and can attempt to repair that,” Rafael Nadal stated.


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