If there are records, there is no one who breaks as many and as often as the Spanish does Rafael Nadal in Roland Garros. The Majorcan dominates the Bois de Boulogne at will since 2005 with few exceptions (2009, 2015 and 2016).
Only two games remain for Nadal to achieve his thirteenth crown in Paris. Yes, although it seems implausible, the number two in the world is barely separated by two victories of his 13th Musketeer Cup.
In the first of the two contests he has to face, Nadal will face Diego Schwartzman in the semifinals. With the fresh incentive of his defeat against Peque in the Foro Italico, the Spaniard will seek to maintain an incredible record that he holds each time he reaches this stage: in the previous 12 appearances, Rafa never fell defeated once he got into the semifinals.
It seems impossible, but nothing is for the southpaw in the French capital. To measure these Spanish numbers, it is enough to compare them with their semi-final records in the other Grand Slam tournaments: 5-1 at the Australian Open, 5-2 at Wimbledon and 5-3 at the US Open.