French Open: Novak Djokovic To Face Rafael Nadal In Semi-finals

Paris: Top-seeded Novak Djokovic is all set to lock horns with the defending champion Rafael Nadal in the French Open 2021 semi-final at Stade Roland Garros on Friday.

Novak Djokovic fought off No. 10 Matteo Berrettini in a four-set encounter during their quarter-final clash and set up a mouth-watering semi-final showdown with defending champion Rafa Nadal.

Djokovic led 3-2 at the time and when battle resumed he suffered a nasty fall, grazing his hand, but sensed his chance when Berrettini served at 5-6. The Italian ninth seed saved a couple of match points, the second with a sizzling forehand winner, after which Djokovic screamed angrily at his entourage and kicked an advertising board in disgust.

This will be the 58th meeting between Novak Djokovic & Rafael Nadal. The current world number one and the reigning French Open champion will be facing each other for the ninth time at the French Open and fourth time in a semi-final match at Roland Garros.

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