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June 19, 2021

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French Open: Novak Djokovic stuns defending champions Rafael Nadal to enter final

French Open: Novak Djokovic stuns defending champions Rafael Nadal to enter last | Tennis Information

Novak Djokovic got here from a set down in a spellbinding French Open semi-final to inflict solely a 3rd ever defeat on the Parisian clay for 13-time champion Rafa Nadal, transferring by 3-6 6-3 7-6(4) 6-2 in entrance of mesmerised crowd on Friday (June 11).
The 2 warriors produced superhuman tennis because the 58th duel between them arguably rivalled something that they had conjured towards one another since they first locked horns in 2006.
Nadal, bidding for a record-extending 14th French Open title, received the primary 5 video games and appeared on the right track to repeat his drubbing of the Serb in final 12 months’s last.
However world primary Djokovic seized the momentum, profitable the second set after which edging a pulsating 97-minute third set on a tiebreak, having saved a set level.
Not possible Achieved @DjokerNole turns into the primary participant in historical past to defeat Nadal in a Paris semi-final, besting the Spaniard 3-6, 6-3, 7-6(4), 6-2 to succeed in the title match.#RolandGarros pic.twitter.com/Cfy4178lSW
— Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) June 11, 2021
The soccer-style environment created by a crowd of round 5,000 inside Courtroom Philippe Chatrier reached a crescendo in direction of the tip of the third set because the Paris COVID-19 curfew loomed.
Fortunately, the Parisian authorities, reportedly after a request from French president Emmanuel Macron, granted an exemption to the 11pm cut-off, that means a powerful and brutal contest continued to be graced by a reside viewers.
However there was no reprieve for the 35-year-old Nadal as his seemingly inexhaustible resolve was lastly damaged.
He held on just like the champion he’s however Djokovic, wanting contemporary regardless of slugging it out for 4 hours with the world’s best ever claycourter, ruthlessly closed in.
After breaking a tiring Nadal’s serve for a 4-2 lead within the fourth set, the tip got here shortly because the Serb inflicted a primary defeat on Nadal on the French Open since he beat him within the 2015 quarter-final.
In awe of what we simply witnessed for the previous 4 hours @DjokerNole @RafaelNadal ceaselessly champs!!
— Maria Sharapova (@MariaSharapova) June 11, 2021
Nadal’s file at Roland Garros since profitable the title on his debut in 2005 now stands at 105-3.
Djokovic now leads his collection with Nadal 30-28 however this win was maybe the sweetest. Whereas in 2015 his straight-sets win was asterisked by the very fact Nadal was struggling to get well from accidents, this time each gamers had been at their finest.
Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Novak Djokovic
All of it comes all the way down to this. #RolandGarros pic.twitter.com/Mm1ijaynFj
— Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) June 11, 2021
Djokovic will play Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas in Sunday’s last with the prospect to not solely add to his 2016 French Open title but in addition transfer to 19 Grand Slam titles, only one behind the lads’s file 20 held by Nadal and Roger Federer.

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