Spanish Tennis star, Rafael Nadal has advanced to the semifinals of the French Open after defeating rival and world No. 1 Novak Djokovic at Roland Garros in the early hours of Wednesday.
The 35-year-old won with 6-2, 4-6, 6-2, 7-6(4) as the two great tennis players thrilled the fans in the quarterfinal match.
With so much zeal and enthusiasm, Nadal is making efforts to grab the 14th French Open title and a record-extending 22nd major title.
Nadal who has beaten Djokovic 29 times, and the latter winning 30, will face Alex Zverev of Germany in the semifinals.
And during Nadal’s long illustrious career, he has played 113 matches at Roland Garros and won 110 of them.
Considering Nadal’s chances of winning, there are so much anticipation from Nadal, as 13-time Roland Garros champion is battling with a foot injury.
His feat against Felix Auger-Aliassime in the round of 16, has prompted comments after his five-set win on Sunday.
“Two and a half weeks ago, even if I had (positive hopes) after Rome, I didn’t even know if I would be able to be here. So I’m just enjoying the fact that I am here for one more year. And being honest, every match that I play here, I don’t know if it is going to be my last match in Roland Garros in my tennis career,” he said.
Djokovic who admitted he has been defeated had something to say also.
“I gave my best” but “I know I could have played better.”
“I’m proud of fighting and staying till the last shot. As I said, you know, I lost to a better player today … over four hours’ battle, and I have to accept this defeat,” the world No. 1 said.