Rafael Nadal saw his remarkable winning run of 37 completed French Open sets brought to an end on Wednesday by Diego Schwartzman.
Going into the quarterfinal clash at Roland Garros, Nadal had not lost a set at the tournament since his defeat to Novak Djokovic in the 2015 quarterfinals, but Schwartzman took the opening set 6-4.
Have no fear, Diego is [email protected] surprises Rafael Nadal and takes the first set 6-4,
ending his streak of consecutive sets won in Paris at 37.
Léger séisme sur le Chatrier ! Rafa Nadal vient de perdre son tout premier set de l’édition 2018 ! 6-4 Schwartzman#RG18 pic.twitter.com/fqy8tqV5Wl
— Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) June 6, 2018
Nadal only reached the third round in 2016 but his exit then came because of an injury withdrawal and he marched to a 10th French Open title in 2017 without dropping a set.
Nadal righted himself quickly against Schwartzman and led 5-3 in the second set before rain forced the postponement of the rest of the match. They will resume play Thursday at 6 a.m. ET, with the women’s semifinal matches to follow.