This Friday, June 11, the Roland Garros semi-finals, in some crosses that face Alexander Zverev against Stéfanos Tsitsipás, in the first semifinal, and an always exciting Rafael Nadal – Novak Djokovic, in the second. As for this clash between the world number three and number one, respectively, it will not take place until the match between Zverev and Tsitsipás is over.
The manacorí arrives after suffering something more than expected in the quarterfinals, in the duel that he measured against Diego Schwartzman, although it would not seem like it when seeing the final result (6-3, 4-6, 6-4 and 6- 0), but is that the Argentine managed to win a set to the Spanish, who had not given one since 2019. Similarly, Nadal took the roller out and closed his victory with a blank set that gave him his 105th victory on the clay of Roland Garros. For its part, Djokovic defeated Matteo Berrettini by 6-3, 6-2, 6-7 (5) and 7-5.
Highlights del Rafael Nadal vs Diego Schwartzman (Roland Garros)
- Where to play: center court Philippe-Chatrier, Paris (France)
- Schedule: from 5:30 p.m.
- Where to watch on television: Eurosport and, open, on DMax
- Where to see ‘online’: at Eurosport, through the DAZN platform
You can follow the minute by minute and all the related information on the website of El Confidencial.
An anticipated finale
This semifinal it feels almost like a final, and it is that they face number one and number three of the ATP ranking, in addition to being two of the great dominators of recent times in world tennis, also waging a historic fight to finish their careers at the top of the tennis podium with the most Grand Slam in history. The other member of what has been called the ‘Big Three’ of this sport, the Swiss Roger Federer, withdrew from the tournament before his round of 16 match that faced Matteo Berrettini.
– Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) June 6, 2021
The Swiss, current world number eight, explained in his statement that “it is important that I listen to my body and do not go too fast in the return to competition. I am happy with my three triumphs. There is nothing better than the feeling of return to the slopes “. Federer was returning to Roland Garros after failing to contest last year’s edition due to a knee injury. Already preparing to reappear on the grass of Wimbledom.