Novak Djokovic came through against familiar rival Rafael Nadal on Friday in the semi-final of the French Open in a game that lasted four hours and 11 minutes. For Djokovic, it was not easy to get the better of Nadal in his preferred surface – but the Serbian did it. As expected, the quality of tennis was top-notch and the game will surely have a place in history.Also Read - Tokyo Olympics Tennis: Novak Djokovic Starts Campaign With a Win; Daniil Medvedev to Face Sumit Nagal in Second Round
Following the epic win, Djokovic was hailed by Twitterverse for his stupendous show in the clay court of Roland Garros. Also Read - Coco Gauff, US Tennis Star, Tests Positive For Coronavirus; Set to Miss Tokyo Olympics
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After the win, Djokovic admitted that this was the best match of his life at Roland Garros considering the quality of it. “[It was] definitely the best match that I was ever part of [at] Roland Garros, and [it was among the] top three matches that I’ve ever played in my entire career,” Djokovic said.
With the 3-6, 6-3, 7-6(4), 6-2 win, the World No 1 has set up a date with Greek star Stefanos Tsitsipas. The final would be played on Sunday.