Nadal's set streak ended by Schwartzman as rain halts clash

Diego Schwartzman became the first man to take a set off Rafael Nadal at Roland Garros since 2015 in their rain-interrupted quarter-final clash.

Nadal's set streak ended by Schwartzman as rain halts clash

Rafael Nadal saw his remarkable winning run of 37 completed French Open sets brought to an end in Wednesday's rain-interrupted quarter-final meeting with Diego Schwartzman. Going into the clash at Roland Garros, Nadal had not lost a set at the tournament since his defeat to Novak Djokovic in the last eight in 2015.

Nadal's three-year French Open sets run comes to an end

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. The Spaniard had been on course to do the same at this year's event but saw the first set against Schwartzman go the way of the Argentine, who claimed it 6-4.

Diego Schwartzman

Rain interrupts quarter-final match-up

Nadal then fought back to lead the second set 5-3, before heavy rain brought a halt to the last-eight encounter on Court Philippe Chatrier. The 32-year-old, who was serving for the set, will resume at 30-15 on Thursday.