Novak Djokovic v Rafael Nadal Live
Top seeded Novak Djokovic will be up against third seeded Rafael Nadal in the semi final of the French Open 2013 on Friday. Its already been labelled as the final before the final with the winner of this encounter expected to go on to win the French Open as well.
On paper there might not be much to choose from between the two players. Both are the form players in the tournament with Djokovic having won all but one of the rounds in straight sets. Phillip Kohlschreiber was the only player to have stretched him to four sets in the fourth round before he crushed Tommy Haas in their quarter-final in straight sets.
On the other hand, Nadal lost a set apiece in the first two rounds of the competition before finding form in the remaining three matches. In fact, it continues to get easier and easier for the Spaniard after dropping eight games against Kei Nishikori in the fourth round and only six against Stanislas Wawrinka in the quarter-final.
In head to head play, Nadal leads Djokovic 19-15 but it must be interesting to note that the Spaniard has won 12 of their 15 matches on clay, making it difficult for him going into this match. Add that to the fact that Nadal is gunning for his eighth title and things might look stiffer.
Posted: 10th June 2012
On the very last day of the French Open, which happens on Sunday, June 10th, the fifteenth day of the competition, Rafael Nadal will take on Novak Djokovic. Novak Djokovic is from Serbia and is the number one seed in this tournament, and Nadal is the number two seed and hails from Spain. They will be playing at 3:00PM at the Court Philippe Chatrier, after making it through the first through the fourth rounds, and then through the quarterfinals of this competition as well. They were most recently in the semifinals.
Novak Djokovic beat Roger Federer in the men's singles semifinals on Day Thirteen. Before that, it was Jo-Wilfried Tsonga that fell to the Serbian. He has played in seven French Opens, and has been a semifinalist three times, with the most recent time in 2011. As for Rafael Nadal, he has been the winner of this tournament several times over the past few years including four or five consecutive years in a row. He has played in seven competitions, and won six times. His semifinal round was against David Ferrer from Spain.
Tags: Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, French Open, Court Philippe Chatrier
Posted: 7th June 2013
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