The Spanish was annoyed at having finished his duel against the Italian at dawn, a time when the weather played a trick on him
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The Spaniard complained about the cold in Paris
The Spanish Rafael Nadal qualified this Tuesday to play the semifinals of Roland Garros for the thirteenth time in his career, after defeating in his hundredth game in Paris, in a night session, the young Italian Jannik Sinner 7-6 (4), 6 -4 and 6-1, in 2 hours and 49 minutes.
Although the Mallorcan avoided complaining about the late hour in which he had to go on stage to face his Roland Garros quarter-final match, he did so because of the low temperatures presented by Philippe Chatrier.
“The problem is the time. It is not ideal to finish at 01:25. But the main problem is that it is cold and I think it is dangerous for the body ” , he assured in the press conference after the victory.
Nadal reached the semifinals of Roland Garros
“Footballers play at these temperatures but they are always on the move. I don't understand why they have put five games in the Chatrier. It was foreseeable that what happened would happen ”, considered the tennis player, comparing both sports and marking the difference between one and the other.
“I have not started angry at all and less in the quarters of this tournament. It is not ideal to play at this time because of the temperature. I have managed to go from less to more in the game. I have come here with ambitious goals and being in the semifinals is already a good result. I think I finished the game very well ”, he explained.
The organizers reloaded the program on the center court to protect it from the threat of rain , but they lost so much that they had an unprecedented duel at dawn, that the Spanish ended up winning 7-6 (4), 6-4 and 6 -one.
Nadal will face Diego Schwartzman in the semifinals
On his next rival, Argentine Diego Schwartzman , Nadal assured that it will be “difficult.”
“I'm going to do my best, play aggressively, and try to do some different things than I did in Rome. I am with the enthusiasm and the motivation and the attitude to do it, from tomorrow I start preparing it. I hope to be prepared to give the level ”, he commented.
The Argentine defeated him in his last duel, in the last tournament in Rome. “The most recent thing is that of Rome, he starts with a slight advantage. But it is true that we are in a special tournament for me . The conditions are more favorable for his style of play, but I have to find my way to hurt him and have a chance to win. In the semifinals it is always a difficult match, I accept the challenge with the utmost enthusiasm ” , he said.
He insisted that he will have to identify “the things that worked well in Rome and others that did not to solve them” and “go out to the game with clear ideas.”