Nadal Defeats Djokovic to Qualify For French Open Semi Final
Spanish tennis star an clay court king, Rafael Nadal remained on course to Talks of an end to Rafael Nadal’s reign proved premature once again as the clay court king stayed on course for a 22nd Grand Slam title by defeating Serbian rival, Novak Djokovic 6-2 4-6 6-2 7-6(4) in a breathtaking French Open quarter-final clash.
Nadal who has only lost three times at the French Open since his first campaign in 2005, knows every inch of the immense court Philippe Chatrier and Djokovic paid for the reminder.
Djokovic remains stuck at 20 Grand Slam titles after being barred from taking part in the Australian Open by local authorities over his refusal to get vaccinated against COVID-19 – a major that Nadal won.
“It’s a very emotional moment for me. Thank you everyone. It’s incredible, the support I get from you. Everyone knows how important it is for me to play here. It’s the most important tournament of my career,” Nadal said after the intense game.