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Nadal’s third defeat at the French Open.

Novak Djokovic celebrates after defeating Rafael Nadal at the French Open. ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT / AFP via Getty Images

Paris (AP) — Novak Djokovic blocks Rafael Nadal’s 14th French Open title and returns to win the thrillers of the semifinals 3-6 and 6-3, becoming King Clay in 108 tournament matches Caused a third defeat. , 7-6 (4), 6-2 on Friday night.

It was great because the play was most of the four hours, the match ended a bit capricious: Djokovic grabbed the last six games.

Therefore, Djokovic will win his second trophy at Roland Garros when playing in the finals on Sunday, aiming for the 19th major championship overall.

Top-seeded Djokovic’s opponent will be the fifth-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas.

This is Djokovic’s 29th Grand Slam final and Tsitsipas’ first final. Tsitsipas defeated Alexander Zverev in the semi-finals.

Nadal has won the last four titles in Paris. It is part of his 20 slum collection and is most associated with Roger Federer in tennis history.

The 35-year-old Spaniard is 105-3 for his career — and Djokovic is responsible for two of those defeats.

The third set of masterpieces lasted only 1 hour and 33 minutes, with a curfew approaching 11 pm nationwide for COVID-19. Djokovic’s last match was more than 20 minutes late, but the spectators, who were limited to 5,000 under the coronavirus limit, were sent off from the stadium, but an announcement was made on Friday that everyone could stay to the end. I informed you. match.

It was replaced by the chorus of the national anthem and the cheers of gratitude to President Emmanuel Macron in the previous French “We will not leave! We will not leave!”

Serbian-born 34-year-old Djokovic will face Greek-born 22-year-old Tsitsipas, who defeated Alexander Zverev 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 4-6, 6-3.

Tsitsipas had already given all two sets of leads in the semi-finals on Friday when he double-faulted to chase Ai-40 in his fifth opening game. However, Tsitsipas trained himself to score five consecutive points, including a cross-court forehand pass shot that the crowd celebrated by waving his racket when chanting his name.

The hold pushed the No. 5 seed Tsitsipas back in the right direction.

“I’m a fighter. I didn’t want to give up yet. I think I rarely worked in my favor,” he said.

“It was a breath of fresh air, its first game,” he said. “I’m fine.”

Tsitsipas climbed to 3-1 in 5th place with the help of Zverev, who double-faulted and flabbed three ground strokes. In the end, Tsitsipas won the biggest win of his career, finishing it more than three and a half hours later with a fifth match point.

“It was an emotional match with so many different stages that I experienced,” Tsitsipas said. “So, in the end, it was a great relief for me to be able to close it in a very good way. I was exhausted.”



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