“It was a very tough match,” Djokovic said. I was feeling tense the whole time.” Now he faces his arch-rival Nadal, who has a 105-2 record on clay in the tournament. Nadal beat 10th seed Diego Schwartzman 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, 6-0 in the quarterfinals. defeated
Regarding the match against Djokovic, Nadal said, ‘We both know each other very well. Everyone knows anything can happen in a match like this. In Grand Slam tournaments, Djokovic reached the last four for the 40th time and Nadal for the 35th time. Nadal and Roger Federer have won 20, and Djokovic has won 18 Grand Slam titles.
These two players will meet for the 58th time. Djokovic currently leads 29-28 but Nadal leads 10-6 in Grand Slams and 7-1 at the French Open. The other semifinal in the men’s category will be between fifth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas and sixth seed Alexander Zverev.
In the women’s category, the four players who made it to the semifinals reached the last four of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time. The last time this happened was at the 1978 Australian Open. In the women’s semi-finals, Maria Sakari will face Barbora Krejcikova and Anastasia Pavlichenkova will face Tamara Zidansek. undefined
Tag: French Open, French Open 2021, French Open Semi-Finals, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal
First Published: June 10, 2021, 16:36 IST