Djokovic stuns Nadal in 'one of the greatest' clashes in French Open

   By Power Corridors ,  12-Jun-2021
Djokovic stuns Nadal in 'one of the greatest' clashes in French Open

Nadal, 35, who would have been the oldest finalist at the French Open in the modern era, remains tied on 20 majors with another great Roger Federer

Novak Djokovic handed 13-time champion Rafael Nadal only his third defeat in 16 years and 108 matches at the French Open on Friday to reach his sixth Roland Garros final in an epic showdown which even beat the country's Covid-19 curfew.

In their 58th career clash, Djokovic triumphed 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7/4), 6-2 and stays on course to capture a 19th major and become the first man in over 50 years to win all four Slams twice.

The only man to ever beat Nadal twice at #RolandGarros 👇 pic.twitter.com/RGZLuAj9Nu

— Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) June 11, 2021

Djokovic, the 2016 champion in Paris who had also beaten Nadal at the 2015 tournament, will face Stefanos Tsitsipas in Sunday's final in what will be his 29th championship match at the Slams.

Tsitsipas had earlier become the first Greek to reach a Grand Slam final with a 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 4-6, 6-3 victory over Germany's Alexander Zverev.

Nadal, 35, who would have been the oldest finalist at the French Open in the modern era, remains tied on 20 majors with another great Roger Federer.






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