Rafael Nadal, Barcelona Open 2019

Nadal and Thiem will clash in the semifinals tomorrow in a rematch of last year’s Roland Garros final.
The Spaniard is clearly not at his best, but he delivered at crucial moments of his quarterfinal match to defeat Jan-Lennard Struff 7-5 7-5. The big serving German had beaten last year’s finalist Stefanos Tsitsipas in the previous round.

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As for Indian Wells champion Dominic Thiem, he overpowered Guido Pella 7-5 6-2 to set up an exciting Nadal clash. The 11th-time Roland Garros champion leads their head to head by 8 victories to 3 (7 to 3 on clay).

Photo credit: Banco Sadabell

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Juan Martin Del Potro, Roland Garros 2017

The 2009 US Open champion returns to Roland Garros for the first time since his quarterfinal loss to Federer in 2012, and won his opening match 6-2 6-1 6-4 over qualifier and recent Munich finalist Guido Pella. He faces Nicolas Almagro tomorrow on court 2.

Enjoy a few pictures from his training session last Friday:

Juan Martin Del Potro

Juan Martin Del Potro

Juan Martin Del Potro

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