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2-0: Djokovic breaks! What transformation have we come to here. Nadal has a bad start here and Djokovic has found a way to speed up Nadal’s comeback, pinning the ball deep at either end. Djokovic let out a roar, for the first time in the night.
1-0: Djokovic comes out of the blocks quickly as a good service game pinned Nadal deeply.
1 set stats
Aces: Djokovic 1 Nadal 2
Double Fouls: Djokovic 1 Nadal 3
Winners: Djokovic 12, Nadal 15
First serve win: Djokovic 65%, Nadal 68%
Second serve win: Djokovic 25%, Nadal 47%
3-6: Come to Rafa! Nadal finally converted his set point – seventh to be exact. Djokovic forces the devil, thanks to Nadal’s faltering backhand. He put the momentary calm to bed and crushed Djokovic with flawless serve and forehand strikers to comfortably take the first set at the end.
3-5: It’s not over yet, Novak says! This was a brave pass from Djokovic on his serve as Nadal continues to hit Djokovic’s backhand with some fireworks. The Serbian barely managed to repel the danger and played his third match in a row.
2-5: Djokovic broke! In hindsight, Novak might have been moving forward here. Nadal falters, which is rare. A double fault with Djokovic forces the break. Both men have netted and massive shots from time to time.
STAT: The Group A winner has won the last 15 matches between Djokovic and Nadal.
Last comeback from a group: 2014 French Open Final
1-5: Djokovic runs away from the bread. Not an accurate replay of the last French Open final now that Djokovic was able to join. Nadal, however, is on high gear with a flurry of powerful punches at his forehand hitting back down the line.
0-5: Nadal is on his way to eat bread! Nadal sends in some serious fireballs and Djokovic fails to catch the momentum consistently.
0-4: Nadal breaks again! Djokovic has no idea what hit him. Nadal crushes returns and Djokovic adds a few weak serves up front. A radical transformation of the way to play World No. 1 against his opponent.
0-3: Nadal in cruise control. He shook his aces and forehand thunderbolts on the court to stop Djokovic in his stride. Nadal by 3 points!
Djokovic broke his serve for the first time in more than six sets!
0-2: Nadal breaks Djokovic! Nadal sparked the climax once again as Djokovic faltered on serve. He tried his hand with precise shots but Nadal got to the spot in time to force the mighty winners back. Deja vu, guys? Back to October 11, 2020.
0-1: Nadal catches! A game summarizing what we have in store tonight. Djokovic took the lead early on and had a break opportunity. Rafa finds two consecutive aces to force the devil and some brilliant early court coverage prevents Djokovic from taking advantage of a trick shot.
Play the game! Nadal serves first!
Nadal and Djokovic move into warm-up training with a series of blows on both ends.
here we are. On tour, 13-time champion Rafael Nadal. World No. 1 Novak Djokovic followed suit at Court Philippe Chatrier!
10:20 p.m.: Well, it’s time for the big showdown of the night. Rafa vs Djoku!
Update: 22-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas beats Alexander Zverev to enter his first Grand Slam final!
2021 French Open: Tsitsipas beat Zverev in five sets to reach the final
The anticipation of the all-important showdown continues after the Zverev-Tsitsipas classic continues to appear on center court.
Meanwhile, Djokovic will aim to use all his strength to beat Nadal on his rooftop. In his stride, Djokovic racked up the best numbers throughout the tournament despite losing four sets. An enviable 63% break point earning percentage puts him in a good position for the night. Add to that the fact that Djokovic’s serve has been flawless – he’s only been broken three times so far. But all numbers said and done, will the Serb drop Nadal’s psychological advantage here?
Nadal, on the other hand, did not record the best numbers in the run-up to his ninth encounter with Novak at the French Open. Despite losing only the singles set, Nadal’s deep numbers rank third among the semi-finalists. However, at home, the Spaniard is more shade than numbers and could be unstoppable under extreme conditions.
French Open 2021: Nadal Djokovic’s stats
(Statistics balance: Infosys Statistics)
|He won the first service points||78.8% (268/340)||79.5% (206/259)|
|Second service points won||57% (90/158)||55.3% (89/161)|
|Earning points won||45.1% (229/508)||47.6% (205/431)|
|Rest points saved||86.4% (19/22)||50% (11/22)|
|Break points have been converted||63% (29/46)||49.3% (33/67)|
|Net points won||69.7% (76/109)||77.6% (59/76)|
|time in court||12:34||11:46|
As the Philippe-Chatrier Court prepares for the competition, here’s a Back to the French Open Final 2020Their last meeting was in Paris. Rafa was at his best as he worked his way through the challenge of Djokovic.
Djokovic 29-28 Inclusive
Nadal groups lost at the French Open: Djokovic – 7, Federer – 4, Schwartzman – 2, Soderling – 2
what they said
Nadal: “It’s always a huge challenge. [The] The best thing is that you know you need to play the best tennis. It’s a match where you know what you have to do if you really want to have chances to succeed and keep going [in] The competition. That’s a good thing, because we practice it in some ways [and] We live sports for these moments…the negative thing الشيء [is that] It’s tough because you’re playing against one of the best players in the world [sport’s] Date.”
Djokovic: “It’s not like any other match. Let’s face it, it’s the biggest challenge you can face: playing on clay against Nadal, on this court where he has had so much success in his career, in the final stages of a Grand Slam. Don’t grow up. Of course, every time we run into each other, there is additional tension and expectations. [The] Feelings are different walking the field with him. But that’s why the rivalry between us has been historical, I think, for this sport. I had the honor of playing with him many times.”
Here he goes… Chapter 58
If numbers and aggression are the factors tested, Rafael Nadal’s confrontation with Novak Djokovic will be the biggest competition in tennis history.
Spain’s Matador is rocking the Serbian Super Cup in a repeat of the 2020 final for the 58th time – a record in the history of the Open Era. The results of the competition were pretty tough too, with Djokovic narrowly 29-28 ahead of Nadal, and it could all be in squaring tonight, on Parisian clay, at Nadal’s eternal court.
Coming into the competition, however, the world number 1 ranked Serb appeared to be in great shape over the course of the tournament despite his big intimidation in the fourth round. Nadal, on the other hand, was flawless in the results, but the numbers indicate that World No. 3 has yet to reach the top. Did he do his best to fend off the Joker’s challenge?
Djokovic – Nadal – Six of the best matches
French Open 2021: The road to the semi-finals
#1 Novak Djokovic
first round: beat Tennys Sandgren 6-2, 6-4, 6-2
second round: beat Pablo Cuevas 6-3, 6-2, 6-4
Third round: beat Ricardas Beranques 6-1, 6-4, 6-1
Fourth round: beat Lorenzo Mossetti 6-7 (7), 6-7 (2), 6-1, 6-0, 4-0*
Quarter-finals: Matteo Berrettini won 6-3, 6-2, 6-7 (5), 7-5
Djokovic was on a typical run early on before pushing Italian teenager Mussetti of Serbia over the edge. Djokovic’s revamped self made a stunning comeback for a young waltz on his way to his 12th consecutive French Open quarter-final. He took command of another Italian in Matteo Berrettini who managed to snatch a group from Djokovic, but could not send more. Novak also cited resounding ROOAAR at the end that he was ready to test the Rafa.
#3 Rafael Nadal
first round: beat Alexei Buberin 6-3, 6-2, 7-6 (3)
second round: beat Richard Gasquet 6-0, 7-5, 6-2
Third round: beat Kam Nouri 6-3, 6-3, 6-3
Fourth round: beat Yannick Sener 7-5, 6-3, 6-0
Quarter-finals: beat Diego Schwartzman 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, 6-0
Meadow Rafa. Rafa rules. Nadal’s refreshing run during the first rounds was met with naked resistance. In the quarter-finals, Argentinian Schwartzman managed to cut Nadal’s winning streak of 36 matches in the four slams he won. However, Nadal once again fired his best to thwart any advance from Schwartzman to reach the 14th semi-finals in Paris.
When and where can you watch the Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal match live?
The match will be broadcast on Star Network at 9pm. Watch the Rafael Nadal vs Novak Djokovic match live Star Sports Select 1 and HD 1. The match will also be broadcast live Disney + Hotstar.