Novak Djokovic beat Rafael Nadal in the semifinals of Roland Garros by 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4), and 6-2, agreed once again to the final of the French Open, and he broke two marks in the Spanish’s flawless career in Paris: the Serbian became the first player to beat him twice in the tournament, and the only one capable of beating him after losing the first set.
The antecedent of the victory of Nole It was in 2015, when he beat the Mallorcan 7-5 6-3 6-1, in the quarterfinals. Then the Serbian would fall in the decisive match against the Swiss Stan Wawrinka.
Thus, Djokovic was able to get rid of the historic clay king, Nadal, who won his 13 finals at Roland Garros. This time, the Spaniard could not reach No. 14 in the courtyard of his house in Paris.
The final will put the number one to the test against the brave Stefanos Tsitsipas, in a duel that has Djokovic at the top of the record with five wins, against two of the Greek.
Due to what was done this Friday, Djokovic obtained the status of a favorite for Sunday, in addition to being obviously No. 1 in the ATP ranking. In addition, he will try to reach 19 cups in the Grand Slam, to be one of the record of 20 that Nadal shares with the Swiss Roger Federer.