The 2021 French Open males’s semifinal match between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will certainly go down in tennis historical past as probably the greatest and most intense ever.
It was an epic marathon match that lasted 4 hours and 11 minutes with Djokovic gorgeous the “King of Clay” with a 3-6, 6-3, 7-6(4), 6-2 win. Djokovic gained the final six video games of the match, breaking Nadal a number of instances, together with within the remaining sport for the win. He’ll face Stefanos Tsitsipas within the remaining Sunday.
It was a quintessential matchup between two of the “Massive Three” males’s tennis gamers, as they ferociously fought for each level. The third set alone lasted about 90 minutes with Djokovic profitable the tiebreak.
“One of many best units of tennis I’ve ever witnessed.”
Djokovic wins an unimaginable tiebreaker over Nadal on the French Open 👏
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 11, 2021
Regardless of 13 French Open victories, Nadal’s loss Friday was solely his third defeat within the Grand Slam match, and it was the primary time in his profession he misplaced after reaching the French Open semifinals. Nadal’s profession file at Roland-Garros is now 105-3, whereas Djokovic turned the primary participant to beat the clay-court rockstar twice.
He is accomplished the hardest feat in our sport not as soon as, however twice. 💪@DjokerNole defeats Rafael Nadal 3-6, 6-3, 7-6(4), 6-2 to arrange a remaining assembly with Tsitsipas.
The way it occurred: https://t.co/ykPM9ywSdd#RolandGarros pic.twitter.com/Sj2SYt3UsO
— Tennis Channel (@TennisChannel) June 11, 2021
It was probably the greatest tennis matches ever, and followers all over the place — together with a number of gamers and different professional athletes — couldn’t get sufficient of the thrilling matchup.
Two gladiators taking part in an epic match for historical past!!! @RafaelNadal @DjokerNole https://t.co/RPebOGFPaC
— Tracy Austin (@thetracyaustin) June 11, 2021
NOVAK DJOKOVIC HAS DONE IT 👏👏👏
He has dethroned Rafael Nadal at Roland Garros and secured himself a spot within the French Open remaining.
That was actually one for the historical past books. 🤩
Nadal 6-3 3-6 6-7 (4-7) 2-6 Djokovic #bbctennis #RolandGarros
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) June 11, 2021
I do not care what anyone says, there is no such thing as a more durable activity in tennis than beating Rafa Nadal at Roland Garros. That is *our* Everest.
Novak Djokovic has performed it twice. Twice. TWICE.
And we obtained to observe it. We obtained to observe all of it! pic.twitter.com/8eeDjJPALV
— The Tennis Podcast (@TennisPodcast) June 11, 2021
Individuals once they began watching Rafael Nadal – Novak Djokovic match!
Individuals proper now!
Djoker developing together with his finest towards the king of Clay Nadal, Epic Tennis!#RolandGarros pic.twitter.com/2BVW5kWMkY
— Vishal Verma (@VishalVerma_9) June 11, 2021
Please by no means retire Rafael Nadal
Please by no means retire Novak Djokovic
Please by no means retire Roger Federer
You guys are the explanation we get to see these world class Tennis & we by no means wanna lose that ❤️
Unreal Tennis at Ronald Garros proper now👑❤️#frenchopen2021 #NadalDjokovic pic.twitter.com/sxwdoPMaHg
— Suropriya Chakravarti (@Suropriya7) June 11, 2021
Can’t consider the winner of that match doesn’t get the trophy… Tough now for Djokovic: must get well, overlook he simply beat Nadal and attempt to undergo Tsitsipas. Gained in 5 units final yr in semis vs the Greek.
— Carole Bouchard 💜💛 (@carole_bouchard) June 11, 2021
Totally deserved win for Djokovic. If anybody deserved one other shot at this title it was the second finest clay courter this technology, who’s been roadblocked non cease by Nadal. And Rafa followers can take solace in understanding Nadal’s clay legacy is infinitely larger than this one match
— Matthew Willis (@mattracquet) June 11, 2021
Nadal 13 time file on clay is unbreakable however we would have liked a man who cease him in clay and that’s Novak djokovic…
However nonetheless rafa is king of clay #RolandGarros pic.twitter.com/fvjGaQZ1Qb
— Hamza Arfeen (@Muhamma22322279) June 11, 2021
Djokovic simply beat Nadal on CLAY. Goodbye x
— VUJ (@DavidVujanic) June 11, 2021
Sure,the Euros began as we speak however this Nadal-Djokovic sport, WOW.4hours of pure tennis. What a match. Among the best matches I’ve watched. Needed Nadal to win however it’s what it’s. pic.twitter.com/FblcR7SiSi
— Munawar (@munawarrariff) June 11, 2021
The world needed to wait for nearly 2 years to witness a basic match like this!
The final time it occurred, it was the Wimbledon remaining in 2019.
And guess who gained the match on each the events. ❤️🔥
Thanks Novak Djokovic! #RolandGarros #DjokovicNadal
— Vinesh Prabhu (@vp1994) June 11, 2021
This is without doubt one of the finest tennis sport I’ve seen reside. What a sport.
Novak Djokovic is arguably the best tennis participant of all time. His mentality is what makes him nice.
Really feel dangerous for Nadal. One of many best❤️🇪🇸
— 𝙷𝙴𝙽𝙾𝙺📸 (@Henook_) June 11, 2021
The #DjokovicNadal match ought to have been the #FrenchOpen finals. The rivalry of those two greats is the perfect that has occurred to males’s tennis. Their means, talent, dedication and psychological power are extraordinary. 😍♥️👍
— LEENA (@LeenaGS) June 11, 2021
A lung busting, curfew busting, semi-final. Bear in mind the set level Djokovic saved with a drop shot within the third set? Simply unimaginable – maybe the match of his life, and solely the third defeat in 108 matches for Nadal at Roland Garros.
— Russell Fuller (@russellcfuller) June 11, 2021
The Recreation of Throne … tonight … #RolandGarros #DjokovicNadal pic.twitter.com/8UbOW2sTIL
— Ricardo Karam ريكاردو كرم (@RicardoRKaram) June 11, 2021