Rafael Nadal promises to attack in Juan Martin del Potro clash

Rafael Nadal has promised fans he will play an aggressive and attacking match against Juan Martin del Potro in the French Open semi-finals.

The world number one is chasing an unprecedented 11th title at Roland Garros this year, and has looked in imperious form throughout the competition, dropping just a single set along the way.

He’s never failed to go on to win the trophy after reaching the semi-final stage in Paris, but he believes he’s going to need to go on the offensive if he is to overcome Argentinian Del Potro.

“Del Potro has achieved great victories this year,” said Nadal. “He has fantastic potential.

“I have to play aggressively. If I play defensively and I don’t take intensity, I will be lost.”