2019 US Open – Diego Schwartzman vs Rafael Nadal Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Diego Schwartzman vs Rafael Nadal on and what time does it start? Wednesday 4th September, 2019 – TBC (UK)

Where is Diego Schwartzman vs Rafael Nadal taking place? Flushing Meadows, New York

What is the expected weather for Diego Schwartzman vs Rafael Nadal? Scattered thunderstorms, 29c

What channel is Diego Schwartzman vs Rafael Nadal on? The US Open will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Diego Schwartzman vs Rafael Nadal? Amazon Prime have the rights to the US Open in the UK so it is worth checking their schedule for streaming times

Where can I get tickets for Diego Schwartzman vs Rafael Nadal? https://www.usopen.org/en_US/tickets/ticket_plans.html

THE LOWDOWN

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last meeting:
Rafael Nadal beat Diego Schwartzman 6-3, 6-1

DIEGO SCHWARTZMAN

  • Argentina’s livewire Diego Schwartzman dropped the first set of his US Open campaign but showed his trademark intensity to beat a confounded Alexander Zverev in four sets in the round of 16.
  • The 27-year-old will face Rafael Nadal in his second US Open quarter-final, and third at a Grand Slam overall, two years after losing his first at Flushing Meadows to another Spaniard, Pablo Carreno Busta.
  • Schwartzman has never beaten Rafael Nadal but did manage to take a set from the Spaniard in both of their Grand Slam meetings in 2018 at the Australian Open and Roland-Garros.

RAFAEL NADAL

  • Rafael Nadal also dropped the first set of his US Open campaign to a fellow seasoned veteran in Marin Cilic, but the Spaniard conceded just three games in the final two sets and looked fiery.
  • The loss of Novak Djokovic from Nadal’s side of the draw opens the door for a fantastic spectacle as, remarkably, the Spaniard has never faced Roger Federer at the US Open and this is the final the tennis world is hoping for following their most recent epic at Wimbledon.
  • Nadal leads a 7-0 head-to-head record over Diego Schwartzman and 3-0 in Grand Slam encounters, including a second-round match at the US Open in 2015.

THE PREDICTION

This should be a highly intense and passionate match between a confident Diego Schwartzman and a pumped up Rafael Nadal, with the Spaniard conscious of the fact he has an excellent opportunity to win his fourth US Open title without Novak Djokovic in the draw. Schwartzman will relish the opportunity to face Nadal in the kind of hard court form he has exhibited over the last month, but the reality is that while he could take a set from the Spaniard, he has not beaten Nadal in seven attempts and he is unlikely to do so here.

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