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Rafael Nadal vs Diego Schwartzman Predictions, Tips & Live Stream - Nadal set for third Schwartzman French Open clash

  • Rafael Nadal vs Diego Schwartzman predictions & tips
  • The French Open quarterfinal match is being played at Roland Garros on Wednesday 9 June
  • Rafael Nadal has seen over 29.5 games in all five of his Grand Slam matches against Diego Schwartzman
  • I am backing Nadal vs Schwartzman to go over 29.5 games
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Rafael Nadal and Diego Schwartzman are meeting for the third time at the French Open (Getty Images)
Hannah Wilks 08 Jun 2021
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Rafael Nadal vs Diego Schwartzman Predictions


Rafael Nadal has an intimidating record against Diego Schwartzman and has won the last 35 sets he has played at the French Open. However, the last time Nadal was on a similar streak of sets won, it was Schwartzman who snapped it.  

  • Rafael Nadal has won his last 35 sets at the French Open
  • Rafael Nadal has seen over 29.5 games in all five of his Grand Slam matches against Diego Schwartzman
  • Rafael Nadal has won by under 10.5 games in all five of his Grand Slam matches against Diego Schwartzman
  • Rafael Nadal has won by under 10.5 games in 6 of his last 10 matches against seeded players at the French Open
  • Diego Schwartzman has seen over 29.5 games in 7 of his last 8 Grand Slam matches against seeded players
  • Diego Schwartzman has covered a +10.5 game handicap in his last 8 Grand Slam matches against seeded players
  • Diego Schwartzman has beaten Rafael Nadal on clay before
  • Diego Schwartzman is into the French Open quarterfinals for the third time

Head-to-Head


Rafael Nadal has a 10-1 record against Diego Schwartzman.

Schwartzman’s solitary victory came on clay in Rome last autumn when he beat Nadal 6-2, 7-5. They have played twice at the French Open, in 2018 and 2020: Nadal won both, dropping one set. 

Rafael Nadal Stats


Nationality: Spain
Age: 34 (3 June 1986)
Height: 6’1” (185 cm)
Plays: Left-Handed
World Ranking: 3
Career High: 1 (August 2008)
Career Singles Titles: 88
2021 Singles Titles: 2
Career Grand Slam Singles Titles: 20
French Open Best Result: Champion (2005-8, 2010-14, 2017-20)

Rafael Nadal Form


Rafael Nadal has now won his last 34 matches at the French Open, and his last 35 sets played there. His overall Roland Garros record is now 104-2, and he is 13-1 in quarterfinal matches.

Nadal has been winning his matches in dominant fashion. He narrowly avoided dropping a set to Alexei Popyrin in the first round, but crushed Richard Gasquet in the second. Cameron Norrie did break Nadal’s serve twice in one set, but could not parlay that into taking a set. 

Similarly, Jannik Sinner won four games in a row in the first set against Nadal to lead him by a break and serve for the set. But Nadal reeled off eight games in a row – and would repeat the feat later in the match for a 7-5, 6-3, 6-0 victory. He did serve seven double faults, and won less than 50% of points behind his second serve.

Diego Schwartzman Stats


Nationality: Argentina
Age: 29 (16 August 1992)
Height: 5’7” (170cm)
Plays: Right-Handed
World Ranking: 10
Career High: 8 (December 2020)
Career Singles Titles: 4
2021 Singles Titles: 1
Career Grand Slam Singles Titles: 0
French Open Best Result: SF (2020)

Diego Schwartzman Form


Although this is the third time in four years that Diego Schwartzman has reached the quarterfinals of the French Open, it’s still a little surprising. Schwartzman had failed to win a single match at four of the five European clay-court events he entered in the run-up, unlike last year when he came in on fine form having made the final in Rome.

The Argentine has not dropped a set in reaching the quarterfinals. His first two opponents, Yen-Hsun Lu and Aljaz Bedene, were not formidable. But in the third round he had to face Philipp Kohlschreiber, the veteran who took out Aslan Karatsev.

Schwartzman rose to that challenge, winning 6-4, 6-2, 6-1. Against big-serving Jan-Lennard Struff, who had knocked out Andrey Rublev, things were much closer. 

The 29-year-old came back from 1-5 down in the first set and saved seven set points, was twice down a break in the second set, and lost a 4-0 lead in the third set. It’s astonishing he managed to win in straight sets, 7-6(9), 6-4, 7-5.

Live Stream


Rafael Nadal and Diego Schwartzman meet in the French Open quarterfinals on Wednesday 9 June.

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Verdict

Nadal has dominated Schwartzman, but the Argentine has been able to keep their matches closer than other opponents. All five of their previous Grand Slam matches have gone past 29.5 games and seen Schwartzman within 10.5 games.

Best Bet: Schwartzman +10.5 Games Handicap @-217.39 at Unibet - 3 Units
Value Bet: Over 29.5 Total Games @100.00 at Unibet - 2 Units

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