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- French Open 2021: Rafael Nadal Vs Novak Djokovic In Semifinal | Zverev Vs Tsitsipas In Another Match
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Djokovic (left) and Nadal will face each other for the 9th time in the French Open tournament. So far in 8 matches, Nadal has won 7 and Djokovic has won 1 match.
The men’s category of the French Open will see the El-Classico of tennis on Friday. Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, two of the current greats of the world, will face each other in the semi-finals. Nadal has won this tournament 13 times. At the same time, Djokovic has won the French Open only once. Only one player from the two will be able to qualify for the final.
El Clasico is the Spanish wordhandjob Which means ‘excellent’. In Spanish football, the Barcelona–Real Madrid match is called El Clásico, as both are the most successful clubs in La Liga. At the same time, in the second semi-final, world number-5 Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece and Alexander Zverev of Germany will clash.
Both had trouble winning the quarterfinal match
In the quarterfinal match played on Wednesday, Serbia’s World No. 1 Djokovic had to sweat a lot to defeat World No. 9 Mateo Barretini. Djokovic won the match, which lasted 3 hours 28 minutes, 6-3, 6-2, 6-7, 7-5.
At the same time, world number-3 Spain’s Nadal took 2 hours and 45 minutes to defeat world number-10 Diego Schwartzman. Nadal, the king of clay court, i.e. red gravel, won this match 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, 6-0. Both players were placed in the same draw.
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Nadal V/S Djokovic Overall Record
Till now there have been 57 matches between the two. Out of this, Djokovic has won 29 and Nadal has won 28 matches. Both of them have come face to face 16 times in Grand Slam tournaments. Nadal has the lead in this. This Spanish player has won 10 out of 17 matches. Whereas, Djokovic could win only 6 matches.
Talking about the clay court, out of the total 26 matches between Nadal and Djokovic, Nadal has won 19 and Djokovic has won 7 matches. The two players last met in May in the final of the ATP Masters 1000 Rome, which was a clay court. Nadal won this match 7-5, 1-6, 6-3. In such a situation, the French Open semi-final is not going to be easy for Djokovic.
How many Grand Slams did Nadal-Djokovic win?
Nadal has 13 French Open titles to his name. Apart from this, he has won the US Open 4 times, Wimbledon twice and the Australian Open title once. Whereas, Djokovic won only 1 French Open title in his career in 2016. Apart from this, he has won 18 Grand Slam titles including 9 Australian Open titles, 5 Wimbledon titles and 3 US Open titles.