Nadal Defeats Djokovic to Reach French Open Semifinals

published: May, 31, 2022

by: TC Staff

Roland Garros—Paris, France

Tuesday’s action in Paris was highlighted by the blockbuster affair between top seed Novak Djokovic and 13-time winner Rafael Nadal. With a full crowd during the night session and history on the line, it was Nadal who prevailed in four and 12 minutes. Advancing by a scoreline of 6-2, 4-6, 6-2, 7-6(4), Nadal will now face Alexander Zverev for a place in the semifinals.

Zverev played one of the best matches of his career to oust the inform Spaniard in four sets.

On the ladies side, Martina Trevisan continued her improbable run by ousting No. 17 seed Leylah Fernandez 6-2, 6-7(3), 6-3. The Italian will next face No. 18 seed Coco Gauff for place in the finals. The 18-year-old dismissed fellow American Sloane Stephens 7-5, 6-2.

Wednesday’s quarterfinal contests in Paris will include: Iga Swiatek vs. Jessica Pegula, Daria Kasatkina vs. Veronika Kudermetova, Andrey Rublev vs. Marin Cilic and Casper Ruud vs. Holger Rune.

Quarterfinal Results:

(5) Rafael Nadal Defeats (1) Novak Djokovic 62 46 62 76(4)
(3) Alexander Zverev Defeats (6) Carlos Alcaraz 64 64 46 76(7)

TC Staff

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