French Open Semifinals: Novak Djokovic and Stefanos Tsitsipas are set to face each other in the French Open 2021 finals after Djokovic defeated Rafael Nadal and Tsitsipas came out on top against Zverev.
Thirteen-time champion Rafael Nadal has lost to Novak Djokovic in the French Open semifinals.
Nadal lost their 58th showdown 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-2.
It’s only the third time Nadal has lost at his favorite tournament. Djokovic is responsible for two of those defeats.
Djokovic won the French Open in 2016 and could join Rod Laver and Roy Emerson as the only men to win each of the four Grand Slam tournaments twice. He will face Stefanos Tsitsipas in Sunday’s final.
French Open Semifinals LIVE
Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal- 9 PM
Novak Djokovic stopped Rafael Nadal’s bid for a 14th French Open title and handed the King of Clay just his third loss in 108 matches at the tournament by coming back to win their thriller of a semifinal 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-2 on Friday night.
Terrific as the play was for most of the four hours, the match ended with a bit of a whimper: Djokovic grabbed the last six games.
So Djokovic will be seeking his second trophy at Roland Garros and a 19th major championship overall when he plays in Sunday’s final.
The top-seeded Djokovic’s opponent will be the fifth-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Alexander Zverev vs Stefanos Tsitsipas- 6.20 PM
Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas has entered the finals of the French Open after managing to give his best in the semifinals against Alexander Zeverv.
The epic contest entered the 5th set with Tsitsipas winning the first two battles. World No.6 Alexander Zverev managed to fight back in the 3rd and 4th set but lost his Midas touch in the final set to hand Tsitsipas his first finals in the French Open.
The entire match lasted for 3 hours 37 mins. The victory ended Tsitsipas’ three-match losing streak in Grand Slam semi-finals.
Stefanos Tsitsipas (22 years, 305 days) is the youngest Roland Garros men’s singles finalist since Rafael Nadal (2008; 22 years, 5 days). He also became the youngest man to reach a Grand Slam final since Andy Murray at the 2010 Australian Open.
French Open semifinals: When where and how to watch French Open 2021 / Roland Garros 2021?
France: Amazon Prime Video
Australia: Channel Nine, 9 Go, 9GEM, 9Now and OTT-platform Stan
Brazil: Globo and Bandsports
USA: Tennis Channel, NBC Universal
Europe: Eurosport, itv, ptc
Canada: TSN, RDS
Latin America: ESPN
North America and the Middle East: beIn Sports
Sub Saharan Africa: SuperSport
INDIA: Star Sports Select/ OTT-platform Disney+Hotstar
South-East Asia: Fox Sports
Japan: TV Tokyo
New Zealand Sky: Sky
French Open semifinals: What about prize money?
The total prize pool for Roland Garros 2021 is €34,367,216.
French Open champion: €1,400,000
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