French Open: Nadal and Djokovic will clash in the semi-finals
French Open 2021: Both Rafael Nadal and Djokovic have registered victories in their respective quarterfinal matches. Both will now compete in the semi-finals.
The French Open 2021 has reached a very exciting phase. In the semi-final match of the French Open, there will be a competition between world number one player Novak Djokovic and the king of red gravel Rafael Nadal. Novak Djokovic and Nadal both made it to the semi-finals after winning their quarterfinal matches in four sets each.
Djokovic defeated ninth seed Matteo Berrettini 6-3 6-2 6-7 (5) 7-5 in the quarterfinals. Djokovic said, 'It was a very difficult match. I was feeling stressed the whole time. Now he has to face his arch-rival Nadal, who has a 105-2 record in this tournament of the clay court. Nadal defeated tenth seed Diego Schwartzman 6-3 4-6 6-4, 6-0 in the quarterfinals.
Rafael Nadal lost the first set at this year's French Open but managed to reach the semi-finals for a record 14th time. 13-time French Open champion Nadal beat 10th seed Diego Schwartzman of Argentina 6. 3, 4. 6, 6. 4, 6. beat 0. Nadal was trailing 4.3 in the third set but won nine games in a row to win the match.
Nadal dominates Djokovic at French Open
These two players will face each other for the 58th time. Djokovic is currently leading 29-28, but Nadal leads 10-6 at the Grand Slam and 7-1 at the French Open.
The other semi-final in the men's section will be between the fifth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas and the sixth seed Aleksandr Zverev.
In the women's section, the four players who made it to the semi-finals have reached the last four of the Grand Slam tournament for the first time. The last time this happened was in 1978 at the Australian Open. In the women's semi-finals, Maria Sakari will face Barbora Krejcikova while Anastasia Pavlichenkova will face Tamara Zidansek.