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Rafael Nadal stays on the right track for his 14th French Open title and twenty second Grand Slam after edging world No 1 Novak Djokovic in an epic conflict lasting 4 hours and 12 minutes on Courtroom Philippe Chatrier

Final Up to date: 01/06/22 12:32am

Rafael Nadal beat Novak Djokovic in an epic late-night battle

Rafael Nadal beat Novak Djokovic in an epic late-night battle

Rafael Nadal received a basic late-night battle with outdated foe Novak Djokovic to succeed in
the semi-finals of the French Open.

The Spaniard, in search of a 14th Roland Garros title, battled to a 6-2 4-6 6-2 7-6 (7-4) victory over the defending champion and world No 1, in a match lasting 4 hours and 12 minutes which completed at 1.15 am native time.

Zverev topples Alcaraz in high quality encounter

Alexander Zverev tamed the high-flying teenager and Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz to reach the French Open semi-finals

Alexander Zverev tamed the high-flying teenager and Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz to succeed in the French Open semi-finals

Spanish teenager Carlos Alcaraz’s French Open title bid resulted in a four-set defeat by Alexander Zverev.

The 19-year-old was tipped by many as a possible winner this 12 months, however he paid for a gradual begin to the match as third seed Zverev triumphed in an exciting encounter 6-4 6-4 4-6 7-6 (9-7).

“I knew I needed to play my finest tennis immediately and I am pleased I did,” mentioned Zverev.

“I informed him on the internet he’ll win this lots of occasions, I simply hope I win it earlier than he begins.”

This was the primary time the 25-year-old Zverev defeated a top-10 opponent at a Grand Slam in 12 makes an attempt and his victory got here towards a participant who got here into the competition having received 14 consecutive matches.

Alcaraz made 56 unforced errors as Zverev saved a set level within the fourth set tie-break earlier than changing his second match level with an impressive backhand return to succeed in his second straight semi-final at Roland Garros.

Alcaraz’s time will certainly come, and sooner relatively than later.

He mentioned: “I’d say I completed the match taking part in higher. I go away the court docket, go away the match with the top very excessive. I fought till the final ball. I fought till the final second of the match, and I am happy with it.”

There was disappointment for Britain within the males’s doubles as high seeds Joe Salisbury and American Rajeev Ram misplaced a match tie-break of their quarter-final towards Ivan Dodig and Austin Krajicek.

Neal Skupski and Dutchman Wesley Koolhof have been additionally crushed in three by Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos.

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