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Diego Schwartzman vs Rafael Nadal Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Can Schwartzman stop Nadal in the French Open semi-finals?

  • Diego Schwartzman takes on Rafael Nadal in the French Open semi-finals
  • Schwartzman is in career best form and will be in the top 10 next week
  • Diego Schwartzman is 1-9 against Nadal but won 6-2 7-5 at the 2020 Italian Open
  • Rafael Nadal has won 12 French Open singles titles
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Diego Schwartzman beat Rafael Nadal 6-2 7-5 on September 19, 2020 (Getty Images)

Diego Schwartzman takes on Rafael Nadal in the 2020 French Open semi-finals on Friday. Schwartzman beat Nadal in straight sets two weeks ago, can he repeat the feat in Paris?

Diego Schwartzman Stats


Nationality: Argentina
Age: 28 (16 August 1992)
Height: 5'7" (170cm)
Plays: Right-Handed
World Ranking: 14
Career High: 11 (June 2018)
Career Singles Titles: 3
2020 Singles Titles: 0
Career Grand Slam Singles Titles: 0
French Open Best Result: Quarter-final (2018)

Diego Schwartzman Form


Diego Schwartzman went 1-3 at the ATP Cup before losing 6-3 6-4 6-4 against Novak Djokovic in the Australian Open fourth round. 

The Argentine performed better on the South American clay courts, reaching the Cordoba final where he lost 2-6 6-4 6-0 against Christian Garin. Schwartzman reached the Buenos Aires semi-finals where he withdrew with an injury.

The World No. 14 returned to action on the hard courts in the USA. It wasn’t successful, knocked out in the Western & Southern Open second round by Reilly Opelka and US Open first round by Cameron Norrie.

Diego Schwartzman returned to the clay courts in style, beating Rafael Nadal and Denis Shapovalov at the Italian Open where he lost 7-5 6-3 to Novak Djokovic in the final. 

Schwartzman continued that form into the 2020 French Open, beating World No.41 Miomir Kecmanovic, Lorenzo Giustino, Norbert Gombos and World No.46 Lorenzo Sonego in straight sets.

He took on Dominic Thiem in the quarter-finals and prevailed 7-6 5-7 6-7 7-6 6-2. It was one of the biggest wins of Schwartzman’s career in a five-hour, eight-minute victory.

Rafael Nadal Stats


Nationality: Spain
Age: 34 (3 June 1986)
Height: 6'1" (185cm)
Plays: Left-Handed
World Ranking: 2
Career High: 1 (August 2008)
Career Singles Titles: 85
2020 Singles Titles: 1
Career Grand Slam Singles Titles: 19 (1 Australian Open, 12 French Open, 2 Wimbledon, 4 US Open)
French Open Best Result: Winner (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019)

Rafael Nadal Form


Rafael Nadal suffered a 7-6 7-6 4-6 7-6 defeat to Dominic Thiem in the 2020 Australian Open quarter-finals. The World No.2 then won in Acapulco, beating Taylor Harry Fritz 6-3 6-2 in the final. 

Nadal returned to action at the Italian Open, beating Pablo Carreno Busta and Dusan Lajovic in straight sets before a 6-2 7-5 defeat to Diego Schwartzman.

The 12-time French Open winner began the 2020 tournament in fine fashion and has yet to lose a set. Nadal beat Egor Gerasimov, Mackenzie McDonald, Stefano Travaglia, Sebastian Korda and Jannik Sinner in straight sets, winning 91-34 games in the process.

Diego Schwartzman vs Rafael Nadal Head to Head


Rafael Nadal is 9-1 against Diego Schwartzman. Nadal had gone 8-0 before Schwartzman won 6-2 7-5 in the 2020 Italian Open quarter-finals.

Diego Schwartzman vs Rafael Nadal Odds


Rafael Nadal is a 1.14 favourite with Diego Schwartzman available 6.25 at Unibet

The total games line is set around 32.5 games.

Diego Schwartzman vs Rafael Nadal Match Up


Diego Schwartzman finally beat Rafael Nadal after eight straight defeats, victorious in the 2020 Italian Open quarter-finals. The 6-2 7-5 win in Rome saw the Argentine win 57% return points won compared to 37% for Nadal.

Schwartzman also led in 1st Serve Points Won64%-48% and 2nd Serve Points Won 58%-44%.

Diego Schwartzman vs Rafael Nadal Stats


  • Diego Schwartzman is 9-1 in his last 10 matches.
  • Diego Schwartzman is 1-9 against Rafael Nadal.
  • Diego Schwartzman is 1-4 against Rafael Nadal on clay courts.
  • Diego Schwartzman won his last match 6-2 7-5 against Rafael Nadal (2020 Italian Open).
  • Rafael Nadal has won 12 French Open singles titles.

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Diego Schwartzman vs Rafael Nadal is being played at the 2020 French Open semi-finals.

When is Diego Schwartzman vs Rafael Nadal being played?

Diego Schwartzman vs Rafael Nadal will be played on Friday 9 October 2020.

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Verdict

Diego Schwartzman beat Rafael Nadal 6-2 7-5 on clay two weeks ago. The Argentine is in career best form and can keep this one close, potentially recording another huge upset at the French Open.

Best Bets: Diego Schwartzman +2.5 Set Handicap @-111.11 at William Hill - 2 Units
Best Bets: Over 33.5 Total Games @-103.09 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units
Value Bet: Diego Schwartzman Win Winner @+525 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit
Correct Score Tip: Diego Schwartzman 3-2 Correct Score @+1200 at 888sport - 1 Unit

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