Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic star in a Historic semi-final at Roland Garros 2021, between two of the best players in the history of tennis. Nadal look for your fourteenth Roland Garros and his twenty-first Grand Slam, with what would surpass the Swiss Roger Federer as the top winner of the biggest tennis tournaments. The Serbian, for his part, seeks to defeat the number 3 ATP in Paris, something he achieved in 2015, to try to achieve his second title in the Clay Grand Slam.
Novak Djokovic, meanwhile, look for your second title in Paris (beat Andy Murray in the 2016 final) and his 19th Grand Slam. The Serbian is the current number 1 of the ATP and conquered the Australian Open 2021, by defeating the Russian Daniil Medvedev in the end. On this clay court tour, “Nole” reached lat the end of the Masters 1000 of Romay conquered the Belgrade ATP 250 title, in his hometown.
The one of Manacor beat the Argentine in the quarterfinals Diego schwartzman 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, 6-0. The Spanish left-hander was superior to the small South American player, who has once again demonstrated his great level on clay and in Roland Garros it is where it best competes. During three contested sets there was a great match, but in the fourth set it was a monologue for him Spanish number 1 and 3 of the ATP.
Djokovic suffered before another top ten, in this case the Italian Matteo berrettini. The Serbian, after two sets where he was far superior, suffered in the third and fourth quarter, to take the victory 6-3, 6-2, 6-7, 7-5. The Serbian will need to raise his level a notch to be competitive against the great dominator of clay tennis history, who in the Philippe Chatrier has a tremendous mark of 105 games won for just two losses. Of course, one of those two matches was against “Djoker”, in the quarterfinals of Roland Garros 2015.
The head to head Between the two players he is the most extensive on the professional scene, with a record in favor of the Serbian of 29-28. However, Nadal has only lost two games in Roland Garros throughout his career, one of them against Djokovic, in the 2015 edition. In fact, the manacorí has won the most recent matches on clay against Djokovic, where they have won the last five matches in a row, only giving up two sets (both in the finals of the Rome Masters 1000).
When is Djokovic – Nadal played?
The game is played this Friday
11th of June, not before 5.30 pm, in the second turn of the Philippe Chatrier
Where to see the Djokovic – Nadal?
The meeting can be seen by Eurosport, which covers the tournament for Spain exclusively. However, the game may be followed open by DMAX. You can follow all the live information about the match by the Sports World website, as well as on the development of the Clay Grand Slam.