Tennis superstar Rafael Nadal beat Serbia’s Novak Djokovic at the French Open


Spaniard tennis superstar , 35, beat Serbia’s Novak Djokovic in four sets at the French Open tennis tournament in the Roland Garros stadium in Paris on June 1, three days ahead of his 36th birthday, even he entered the tournament under a cloud of doubt due to his chronic foot injury. Nadal won with 6-2, 4-6, 6-2, 7-6(4) results. The match ended after 1 a.m. local time in Paris, lasted more than four hours and was one of the most anticipated of the tournament. It is the first time in the Open era that a men’s match has featured two men with at least 20 Grand Slam wins, 1,000 match wins or 300 Grand Slam match wins. During tennis activity, Nadal has beaten Djokovic 29 times, while Djokovic has won 30.


Nadal, who is seeking a record-extending 14th French Open title and also a record-extending 22nd major title, will face Alex Zverev of Germany in the semifinals. “Two and a half weeks ago, even if I had (positive hopes) after Rome, I didn’t even know if I would be able to be here. So I’m just enjoying the fact that I am here for one more year. And being honest, every match that I play here, I don’t know if it is going to be my last match in Roland Garros in my tennis career,” the player said before the actual victory. After the match, Djokovic congratulated Nadal saying he “showed why he’s a great champion.” Nadal is now preparing to finish year-end World No. 1.


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