French Open: Novak Djokovic to Confront Rafael Nadal in Semi-Finals

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French Open Novak Djokovic to face Rafael Nadal in semi-finals

Paris, June 10: World number one Novak Djokovic will bolt horns with reigning champ Rafael Nadal in the semi-finals of the continuous French Open on Friday.

Djokovic on Wednesday (nearby time) crushed 10th cultivated Italian Matteo Berrettini 6-3, 6-2, 6-7(5), 7-5 in the quarter-finals to book the semi-last billet. The Serbian tennis player got going great as he won the initial two sets effectively however Berrettini returned the third set.

Nonetheless, Djokovic benefited as much as possible from each chance changing over four of nine breakpoints and saved every one of the three break focuses in the fourth set to enroll a success. Therefore, it required over three hours to defeat his 10th cultivated rival.

Djokovic and Nadal will bolt horns for the 58th time and it will be their 10th go head to head in Paris.

Nadal had crushed Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, 6-0 in the quarterfinals.

The 35-year old was at his excellent best in the principal set, and he dropped only three games, not allowing his Argentine rival any opportunity, and thus, the Spaniard won the primary set 6-3.

In the subsequent set, Schwartzman took a 3-0 lead, however Nadal showed his disposition as he skiped back firmly and he brought the scoreline level to 3-3.

Notwithstanding, the Argentine Schwartzman figured out how to stand his ground, and eventually, he won the second set 6-4.

The third set among Nadal and the Argentine saw to and fro activity and at one phase it was tied at 4-4.

Eventually, the Spaniard figured out how to hold his ground and he won the set 6-4, and he simply expected to win one more set to qualify into the elimination rounds.

Continuing with his triumphant energy, Nadal didn’t ease up and he proceeded to dominate the game.

(ANI)