The 2021 men’s French Open semi-final match between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal is sure to go down in tennis history as one of the best and most intense of all time.
It was an epic marathon match that lasted four hours and 11 minutes, as Djokovic defeated the “King of Clay” 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-2. Djokovic won the last six matches of the match, and Nadal broke several times, including in the final for the win. He will face Stefanos Tsitsipas on the last Sunday.
It was a fundamental match between two The “Big Three” men’s tennis playersThey fought fiercely for every point. The third set alone lasted 90 minutes, with Djokovic winning in the tiebreak.
“One of the greatest tennis sets I’ve ever seen.”
Djokovic beats Nadal in stunning tiebreak at French Open 👏
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Despite 13 wins at the French Open, Nadal’s loss on Friday was only his third defeat in a Grand Slam tournament, and it was the first time in his career that he lost after reaching the French Open semi-finals. Nadal’s career record at Roland Garros is now 105-3, while Djokovic became the first player to defeat the clay court star twice.
He completed the most difficult feat in our sport not once, but twice. 💪Tweet embed Defeats Rafael Nadal 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-2 to set up a final meeting with Tsitsipas.
how did that happen: https://t.co/ykPM9ywSdd#Roland Garros pic.twitter.com/Sj2SYt3UsO
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It was one of the best tennis matches ever, and fans everywhere – including many players and professional athletes – couldn’t get enough of the thrilling match.
– Tracy Austin (thetracyaustin) June 11, 2021
Novak Djokovic did it 👏👏👏
He knocked out Rafael Nadal at Roland Garros and secured himself a place in the French Open final.
This was truly one of the history books. 🤩
– BBC Sport June 11, 2021
I don’t care what anyone says, there is no harder task in tennis than beating Rafa Nadal at Roland Garros. This *our* Everest.
Novak Djokovic has done it twice. Twice. Twice.
And we have to watch it. We have to watch them all! pic.twitter.com/8eeDjJPALV
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People when they started watching Rafael Nadal – Novak Djokovic match!
– Vishal Verma (@VishalVerma_9) June 11, 2021
Please don’t Rafael Nadal retire
Please don’t retire Novak Djokovic
Please don’t retire Roger Federer
You guys are the reason we see world class tennis and we never want to lose that ❤️
– Suropriya Chakravarti (@Suropriya7) June 11, 2021
I can’t believe the winner of that match won’t get the cup… It’s difficult now for Djokovic: he needs to recover, forget that he beat Nadal and tried to get past Tsitsipas. He won 5 sets last year in the semi-final against the Greek.
– Carole Bouchard 💜💛 (@carole_bouchard) June 11, 2021
He precisely deserved the victory for Djokovic. If anyone deserves another shot at this title, he was the second-best clay player of this generation, which Nadal cornered incessantly. And Rafa fans can enjoy knowing that Nadal’s clay heritage is infinitely greater than this one match.
– Matthew Willis (@mattracquet) June 11, 2021
— Hamza Arfeen (@Muhamma22322279) June 11, 2021
Djokovic just beat Nadal in Clay. bye x
– VUJ (@DavidVujanic) June 11, 2021
Yes, the Euro started today but this Nadal Djokovic match, wow 4 hours of pure tennis. Great match. One of the best games I’ve seen. He wanted Nadal to win but he is what he is. pic.twitter.com/FblcR7SiSi
— Munawar (@munawarrariff) June 11, 2021
The world had to wait almost two years to witness such a classic match!
The last time this happened, the Wimbledon final was in 2019.
Guess who won the match on both occasions. ❤️🔥
– Vinesh Prabhu (@vp1994) June 11, 2021
This is one of the best tennis games I’ve seen live. What a game.
Novak Djokovic is arguably the greatest tennis player of all time. His mentality is what makes him great.
I feel bad for Nadal. One of the greatest ❤️🇪🇸
– 𝙷𝙴𝙽𝙾𝙺📸 (Henook_) June 11, 2021
The #Djokovic Nadal It must be match # French finals. The rivalry between these two greats is the best that has ever happened to men’s tennis. Their ability, skills, determination and mental strength are extraordinary. 😍 ♥️👍
– LEENA (LeenaGS) June 11, 2021
Breach of the lungs, curfew, semi-final. Do you remember the set point where Djokovic saved with a volley in the third set? Just unbelievable – perhaps the match of his life, and only the third defeat in 108 matches for Nadal at Roland Garros.
– Russell Fuller (@russellcfuller) June 11, 2021
— Ricardo Karam June 11, 2021