Rafael Nadal out of Italian Open as 'magical' Diego Schwartzman stops Novak Djokovic final

Rafael Nadal is out of the Italian Open after a straight-sets defeat to Diego Schwartzman in the quarter-finals.

Diego Schwartzman hailed what he felt was his "best tennis ever" while Greg Rusedski labelled him "magical" after he dumped reigning champion Rafael Nadal out of the Italian Open at the quarter-final stage late on Saturday night. The Argentine won 6-2, 7-5 against the 'King of Clay' himself.

Schwartzman's win prevents the possibility of a blockbuster showdown between Nadal and Novak Djokovic in the final in Rome.

In the process, the 28-year-old, ranked 15th in the...
source: Express

2020-09-20 02:08
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