Roland Garros, live | Djokovic, Nadal’s last obstacle before the final

19:01. “I think I can win, otherwise I wouldn’t be here. We are going to have a nice battle, “said Djokovic, when asked about the semifinal match. Do you know how many games Nadal has lost at Roland Garros? Two. In 2009, Robin Soderling gave a historic upset by beating the Spaniard in four sets. Six years later it was Djokovic who brought Rafa down in the quarterfinals. The Spanish thing is a milestone that will never be seen again on the Parisian throne.

18:55. Djokovic earned his place in the Roland Garros semi-final thanks to a victory against the Italian Matteo Berrettini in four sets 6-3, 6-2, 6 (5) -7 (7) and 7-5. Nervousness has been a common trend for the Serb at this French Open … At times, completely unhinged.

18:49. In the quarterfinals, Rafa Nadal came to be on the ropes against Schwartzman, that of ‘Peque’ only has the nickname. The Argentine pushed his friend to the maximum until he lost in four sets 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 and 6-0, being the first tennis player of this Roland Garros that snatches a sleeve from Manacor.

18.43. The Zverev-Tsitsipas appointment has been extended more than necessary due to the feat of both applicants, more than three and a half hours of play. A real game in the first semifinal that was decided in the fifth set. The Greek tennis player dominated at the beginning and it even seemed that he would prevail with relative ease. But Zverev’s reaction came to put his rival in serious trouble. Ultimately, it was Tsitsipas who made the fewest mistakes and took the match by 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 4-6 and 6-3. The one from Athens awaits Nadal or Djokovic in the final.

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Djokovic screams with rage in his quarterfinal victory. (Eph)

18:40. Good afternoon. An exciting day that we are about to experience at Roland Garros. A semifinals with the aroma of a historical duel, the one that faces Rafa Nadal -King of France when he steps on the clay- versus world number one, Novak Djokovic. The third position of the Spanish in the ATP ranking has caused the appointment to take place before the final, but with the same morbidity. Last year, the Manacor team played one of the best matches of his career to blow up the Serbian in three sets. Djokovic would admit feeling totally overwhelmed by Nadal’s display of play. In a few minutes, the match will begin.

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