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Brain Game: Where Djokovic Hit Pay Dirt Against Nadal

Novak Djokovic hit pay dirt on the red dirt in the sweet spot of the rally. Djokovic defeated Rafael Nadal 3-6, 6-3, 7-6(4), 6-2 in the Roland Garros semi-finals on Friday by dominating mid-length rallies, which have traditionally been controlled by the Spaniard throughout his career. Overall, Nadal won the short

Djokovic Says Beating Nadal Like ‘Climbing Mount Everest’

Novak Djokovic has played countless classics during his illustrious career, and the World No. 1 put his four-set semi-final victory against 13-time champion Rafael Nadal at Roland Garros on Friday near the very top. “[It was] definitely the best match that I was ever part of [at] Roland Garros, and [it

Zverev: ‘I’m Not Satisfied With A Great Match, I Want To Win’

Alexander Zverev insists he won’t think about losing in the Roland Garros semi-finals on Friday for long, but the German couldn’t hide his disappointment at getting off to a slow start against Stefanos Tsitsipas. Speaking after Tsitsipas reached his first Grand Slam final with a 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 4-6, 6-3 win,

Key Stats: Why Rafa Must Bust Novak’s Break Point Brilliance…

Who will win the high-pressure points in the blockbuster semi-final showdown at Roland Garros on Friday between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal? That could prove critical in deciding who reaches the final. And if their play in Paris leading into the last four carries into this clash, Djokovic might have

Preview: With High Stakes, Expect High Drama In Djokovic-Nadal SF

Playing Rafael Nadal at Roland Garros is unlike any challenge in sports. The Spaniard is as comfortable on Court Philippe-Chatrier as Michael Phelps is swimming in a pool. So dominant is the legendary lefty on the Parisian terre battue that winning a set against him has been a major accomplishment.

Djokovic & Nadal’s Roland Garros Rivalry

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal have battled more times in their ATP Head2Head rivalry than any players in history. On Friday, they will meet for the ninth time at Roland Garros. Nadal has dominated the clay-court Grand Slam throughout his career, tallying a jaw-dropping 105-2 record. But one of the two

Schwartzman: ‘He’s Rafa & He Always Finds The Way’

In three of the past four Roland Garros editions, Diego Schwartzman has advanced to at least the quarter-finals. On each of those occasions, he has faced a daunting obstacle: 13-time champion Rafael Nadal. After falling short on the Parisian terre battue against the Spaniard for the third time on Wednesday,

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