French Open - 'Rafa is unbeatable' - Wilander can't see Rafael Nadal losing after win over Diego Schwartzman
Third seed and 13-time champion at Roland Garros, Rafael Nadal, reeled off nine games in succession to overcome Diego Schwartzman in quite brilliant fashion on Court Philippe Chatrier. The Argentine roared back in the second set to end Nadal's streak of sets on the bounce in Paris, but he could never quite keep his opponent in his sights as the Spaniard won through 6-3 4-6 6-4 6-0.
'Rafa is unbeatable' - Wilander can't see Nadal losing at Roland Garros
But with the match in the balance midway through the third set, the 13-time champion at Roland Garros stepped up his intensity to a remarkable level to pull away and win through, and Wilander cannot see him being beaten.
"Schwartzman plays with so much power and he bothers Rafa so much - it's amazing," Wilander told Eurosport.
"It was an incredible level from him until the end of the third set, and then Rafa just went another step above and you cannot stay with him.
Great job from Diego Schwartzman but Rafa... this tells me he is unbeatable.
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Fellow Eurosport expert Mischa Zverev added: "It's hard to describe with words, but people can hang in there for a while with Rafa but then they get tired and Rafa just doesn't.
"It feels like he could play for three, four, five hours. He could play for seven sets if he needs to, because every point against Rafa you need to win it yourself.
"Rafa is not going to lose it, and that can be exhausting as you have to put so much effort into every shot, it's incredible."
There were any number of remarkable points as the pair traded stunning efforts from the back of the court, but for all Schwartzman's efforts, Nadal always seemed to have another gear and he demonstrated this very clearly in the fourth set.