Having won the French open 10 times, the Spanish icon will look to secure his 11th title in Sunday's clash with Dominic Thiem.
Juan Martin del Potro believes it is "almost impossible" to defeat Rafael Nadal on clay after the Spaniard motored into his 11th final at the French Open. Nadal won 70 percent of his total service points and had just 19 unforced errors. The second set like, the first was dominated by serve until Cilic fired himself up to break at 4-4 - a furious Del Potro throwing his racket at the changeover.
Juan Martin Del Potro now holds a 11-2 record against Marin Cilic.
It was the first time in three years that Nadal had dropped a set in Paris. He forced multiple break points in the first set, but was unable to convert even one of them.
In the four years that Dominic Thiem has been playing in Grand Slam tennis, he's never made it past the fourth round, except at Roland Garros.
Thiem has beaten Nadal on clay in each of the past two seasons, including just a few weeks ago on clay in Madrid, so that will certainly boost his confidence.
Top seed Nadal, 32, trailed 6-4 3-5 when play was halted on Wednesday. He's playing with big confidence. I have to improve a little bit. Conversely, Nadal broke Del Potro five times. The French Open, like all Grand Slam tournaments, is best-of-five for men.
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Thiem "plays very heavy topspin, very aggressive, goes for the shots, [has] fitness, condition", Moya said.
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"If I want to beat him, I have to play that way like I did in Rome and in Madrid".
"But I have a plan".
Thiem has been to the semifinals in Paris three years in a row. That said, Nadal is on clay and picking against him to lose on this surface at the French Open seems like a foolish move.
Thiem, 24, will contest his first major final after beating unseeded Italian Marco Cecchinato in straights sets earlier on Friday.
But Checchinato could not quite keep up with Thiem and his big baseline game. Nearly nobody knows. Only two of his 87 matches here have even gone to five sets.
"Rafa is playing every point better from the beginning until the last point of the match, and his intensity grows during the match", explained Del Potro.
On Friday though, on the red dirt of the Philippe-Chatrier, Thiem pushed his case further. The shots came off his racquet with power and depth as he raked up nine winners in the third set compared to Cecchinato's solitary strike. "I am doing well", he said after edging out third seed Cilic 7-6 (7/5), 5-7, 6-3, 7-5.
But the 16-time major victor looked in danger of being beaten here for only the third time in his career, trailing a set and break on Wednesday to an opponent who had never previously been beyond the last 32.
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Thiem "plays very heavy topspin, very aggressive, goes for the shots, [has] fitness, condition", Moya said. At least Thiem can boast being the only man to have defeated Nadal on clay in the last two years.