Nadal beat Djokovic in the 4h12 match and Roland Garros | slippers

Rafael Nadal beat Novak Djokovic in a unique quarter-final match at Roland Garros. 3 sets 1, 6/2, 4/6, 6/2 and 7/6, the Spaniard needed 4h12 minutes to advance to the semi-finals of the Grand Slam in Paris.

With 13 titles in the tournament, the biggest mark in the history of professional tennis, both men and women, Rafa is trying his 14th cup, which would also expand the total number of major careers in his career. He is currently the leader with 21, behind Djoko and Federer, both with 20.

Rafael Nadal celebrates victory over Novak Djokovic – Photo: Ryan Pierse / Getty Images

“It’s very exciting for me. Thank you so much, thank you all. Everyone knows how important it is for me to play here. It’s the most important tournament of my career. Thank you so much,” Nadal said.

– It was a very tough match. Novak is without a doubt one of the greatest tennis players of all time. We have a beautiful story together. It’s a magical night for me, it’s a great level. ”

(Winner) Alexander Zverev will play in the semi-finals. The German of the season, the Spanish Carlos Alcaraz, won 3 sets 1 and 6/4, 6/4, 4/6 and 7/6, avenging his defeat in the final of the Masters 1000 in Madrid. and to survive in the struggle for the highest ranking in the world.

With the defeat, Novak Djokovic will lose the first place in the world on June 13, when he will lose the 2000 points of the Roland Garros title he won in 2021. The conflict is between Medvedev and Zverev. If the German is the champion, he takes the lead, if he doesn’t win the cup he will be the Russian leader.

The first match already tasted what the match would be like. The 10-minute ball exchange and the points scored by Nadal and Djokovic were up until the Spaniard confirmed the break and managed to open 1/0.

The Serb managed to score points in his opponent’s serve, but with no chance of breaking at the start. Meanwhile, the Spaniard continued to exchange balls and once again managed to win the opponent’s serve, opening the game 4/1 with a spectacular back cross.

Nadal makes a beautiful parallel and opens 4-1 in the 1st set against Djokovic

He then had to confirm two games “only” to close out the first set in 6/2 and open up the advantage early in the competition. Despite the great advantage, the first stage lasted exactly 50 minutes.

The initial script of the first stage was repeated in the second. With Novak clearing, Rafael managed to extend his points and took a break after seven chances in 13 minutes and 23 seconds of the game.

Nol seemed to feel at a disadvantage. After a very good run in the third half of the set and opening 40 x 15, he let Touro Miúra recover and took another break to make it 3/0. But we’re talking about Novak Djokovic, one of the best in history.

All that was needed was a Rafael Nadal foul, a small mistake, to return the Serbian to the heat of the match. Returning the first break, he confirmed the serve and then played a lot in another serve made by the Spaniard. After almost 18 minutes, he took another break, tying the score at 3/3.

Djokovic stretches to try to return Rafael Nadal – Photo: Clive Brunskill / Getty Images

He grew up in the game of Djo, forcing Rafa to play more points in his services and he got another gap in 5/4 to win the second set and tie the game. As in the first two, Nadal once again took a break in the first game of the third set.

The Spaniard managed to regain his best form in the match, despite his opponents continuing to play very well and prolonging the exchanges. Rafa saved a break and then managed to open the gap again, putting it 4/1 in the third stage. He confirmed the clearance to reopen the gap.

The fourth set was Novak Djokovic’s turn to put pressure on Rafael Nadal. The Serbian started to press again, but this time he confirmed it and then won the second match to make it 2/0.

In addition to his good work, Nadal was lucky at times. At the start of the fourth set, the net helped save Djokovic’s winner, and the interval was a friendly for the Spaniard. After the point, the Serb expressed his frustration at the mediocre piece (watch video below).

Get angry!  Djokovic hit the net after Nadal's point

Get angry! Djokovic hit the net after Nadal’s point

Nol kept the score until it was close and served to tie the game. Then came Touro Miúra’s response, taking advantage of the mistakes to return the opponent’s break and take the game to the sidelines.

In the draw, Rafael Nadal had an impressive start, opened 6 x 1 and won five game points. Djoko saved three, but could not in the fourth. A victory for Rafael Nadal, who is still alive in search of the 14th title.

Leave a Comment