Rafael Nadal has Friday easily qualified for the final of Roland Garros. The Spanish number one of the world defeated the Argentinean Juan Martin del Potro after two hours and sixteen minutes in three sets. In his eleventh final in Paris will take Nadal Sunday against the Austrian Dominic Thiem. His previous ten finals knew the Spaniard all to win.
The 29-year-old Juan Martin del Potro (ATP 6)was for the first time since 2009 in the semi-finals in Paris. The Argentine won this season (on hard court) tournaments in Mexico and Indian Wells, and earlier, on the way to the semi-final showdown with John cheney, who (ATP 10) and Marin Cilic (ATP 4).
The 32-year-old defending champion Rafael Nadal (ATP 1) put him immediately under pressure and against this Nadal could Del Potro start from nothing. In a gelijkopgaande first set went Nadal the sheet to itself with 6-4 in the second set to demonstrate 6-1. In the third set, he made the job easy with 6-2.
Austrian opponent in final
Earlier in the day placed the Austrian Dominic Thiem (ATP 8) are all for the first time in his career for the finals of a grand slam tournament. Thiem defeated in his semi-final battle, the discovery of the tournament, the Italian Marco Cecchinato (ATP 72) after two hours and twenty minutes of tennis in three sets (7-5, 7-6 (12/10), and 6-1).
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The 32-year-old Nadal is aiming for an eleventh overall victory at Roland Garros. He won the tournament between 2005 and 2014 each year, except in 2009, when he was in the fourth round against Swede Robin Söderling lost. Also last year was the Spaniard the best on the Parisian clay.