Rafael Nadal def Diego Schwartzman

Andy Taylor Announcer. 2019 US Open. Rafael Nadal Quarterfinal
Announcer Andy Taylor | The Voice of the US Open | Photo: Darren Carroll USTA

[2] Rafael Nadal -02- (ESP) def [21] Diego Schwartzman -21- (ARG)

Match recap from Arthur Ashe Stadium announcer Andy Taylor.

An 18-time Major Champion, Rafael Nadal knows the significance of weathering matches like tonight’s Quarterfinal. Dominant at ball-up, Nadal won the first 4-games of the match. But Diego broke back, earned a love hold, and flipped the table. Before you could blink, the two were back on serve.

The first set’s shifts in momentum defined the match. Nadal ended the night with 13 break opportunities and 39 unforced errors. Diego earned 10 break opportunities, alongside 37 unforced errors – two of which cost him sets 1 and 2.

It was messy. Both needed to find a way to overcome their demons. The fact that Nadal has been in 37 more Grand Slam Quarterfinals certainly helped. Experience landed the 3-time champ in his 8th career US Open Semifinal…and unlike last year – where he retired versus Del Potro – Nadal has avoided punishing 4-hour marathons along the way.

Andy Taylor Announcer. 2019 US Open. Rafael Nadal Quarterfinal Match Recap

NEXT: [24] Matteo Berrettini -25- (ITA) vs [2] Rafael Nadal -02- (ESP)

Quarterfinal Biography | [2] Rafael Nadal -02- (ESP)

Now an 18-time Major Champion, this 33-year-old is one of the greatest to ever play the game. This June at Roland Garros, he again defended his title, becoming the first player to win a Grand Slam tournament 12-times – surpassing Margaret Court’s long-standing record of 11 Australian Open victories. A 2-time Olympic Gold Medalist and 4-time Davis Cup Champion – with his US Open Series victory in Montreal this Summer, he now owns a record 35 ATP Masters-1000 titles and 83 career Singles titles in all. And it was here in 2010, at just 24-years-old, he became only the 7th man in tennis history – and youngest in the Open era – to earn the career Grand Slam. Tonight, he’s competing in his 40th career Grand Slam Quarterfinal – His 9th here in New York. From Mallorca, Spain – Please welcome 3-time US Open Champion Rafael Nadal.

▲ QF: def [21] Diego Schwartzman -21- (ARG) 64 75 62
▲ R4: def [22] Marin Cilic -23- (CRO) 63 36 61 62
▲ R3: def [Q] Hyeon Chung -170- (KOR) 63 64 62
▲ R2: -WALKOVER- | Thanasi Kokkinakis -203- (AUS)
▲ R1: def John Millman -60- (AUS) 63 62 62

Quarterfinal Biography | [21] Diego Schwartzman -21- (ARG)

On Monday, he defeated World #6 Alexander Zverev to reach his 3rd career Grand Slam Quarterfinal. His first Major Quarterfinal ALSO came here in New York – 2-years-ago – when he upset former champion Marin Cilic en-route to the Final-8. Ranked as high as World #11, earlier this year he was a Finalist in both Singles and Doubles in Buenos Aires – reached his first Grand Slam Doubles Semifinal at Roland Garros – and last month, captured his 3rd ATP Tour Singles title in Los Cabos. A Davis Cup Semifinalist, he now owns 6 career victories over top-10 opponents, and is in pursuit of his first Grand Slam Semifinal. From Argentina – Please welcome Diego Schwartzman.

▲ R4: def [6] Alexander Zverev -06- (GER) 36 64 62 63
▲ R3: def Tennys Sandgren -72- (USA) 64 61 63
▲ R2: def Egor Gerasimov -129- (BLR) 64 62 60
▲ R1: def Robin Haase -143- (NED) 63 76(6) 60

Head to Head

This was the 8th meeting between these two players, 4th at a Grand Slam. Rafael Nadal has won all of their previous matches.

Previous Grand Slam Meetings

▲ 2018 QF Roland Garros | Rafaal Nadal 46 63 62 62
▲ 2018 R4 Australian Open | Rafael Nadal 63 67(4) 63 63
▲ 2015 R2 US Open | Rafael Nadal 76(5) 63 75