Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are two of the greatest tennis players ever on the court.
For the fifty-eighth time, the two compete head-to-head. This time, with the French Open final on the line.
The world number one Djokovic is currently winning a difficult four-set victory over Italian Matteo Berrettini, while the world’s number 3 Nadal also beat Diego Schwartzman of Argentina in four sets.
Djokovic-Nadal’s rivalry is the most prolific in men’s tennis history during the Open Era. Djokovic has a slight advantage over his left side at 29-28. However, Nadal, the ‘King of Clay’, has won more French slots than any men’s tennis player (13) and holds a 7-1 advantage at Roland Garros. If Nadal advances, he will have a chance of setting a grand slam record. Currently tied with Roger Federer with 20 titles.
But first, Nadal and Djokovic will compete for red clay. Who gets the edge this time, and earns a trip to the French Open final? Here’s what you need to watch the squares on Friday.
Which channel will broadcast Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal?
- the match: Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal
- Date: Friday 11 June
- State time: 11:30 a.m. ET
- TV channel: Tennis Channel | NBC | TSN3 (Canada)
- Live broadcast: peacock | fuboTV | TSN.ca (Canada)
NBC will continue to provide its US coverage of the French Open on Friday when it shows the semi-final match between Djokovic and Nadal, while TSN3 will broadcast the Tennis Legends match in Canada. The match at 11:30pm EST can also be found on the Tennis Channel.
What is the date of the French Open finals?
The winner of Djokovic’s match against Nadal will go to the French Open final to face Alexander Zverev or Stefanos Tsitsipas. The final is scheduled for 9 a.m. on SundayIt will also be broadcast on NBC.
Djokovic last won the French Open in 2016, his only win at Roland Garros, while Nadal has won the French Open in each of the past five years. He racked up 13 wins in Paris, the most at any Grand Slam tournament in men’s tennis history.
What is the prize for the winner of the French Open 2021?
Whichever tennis player comes away from first place at the French Open will not only walk away with a grand slam win, but also A prize of nearly $1.69 million. The runner-up will receive just over $900,000. All four semi-finalists have already confirmed that they will get a little over $450,000 for getting this far at the French Open.