Rafael Nadal’s reign in Roland Garros ended in a match that lasted for more than four hours. As a result, Novak Djokovic reaches French Open Final. The top male tennis player became the first player to win against the King of Clay in a semis match in France.
According to sports betting software solution experts, Djokovic dropped the first set. However, he recovered his composure to win three straight sets and the match. Many bookie pay per head operators described the match as one of the greatest in the history of Roland Garros.
Djokovic had 50 winners. On the other hand, Nadal had 55 unforced errors. Also, the King of Clay struggled physically in the closing moments of the match. Djokovic said it was his privilege to face Nadal that night.
Novak Djokovic Reaches French Open Final
Fans who were watching the match live were allowed to stay up until the end. The semis match exceeded the 11 pm curfew implemented by the French government. In previous matches, spectators had to leave before the curfew. Fans in attendance cheered aloud when officials announced they could stay for the entire match.
Nadal said it was not his best day. However, he still tried his best against Djokovic. He also said that he felt more fatigued during the match.
Djokovic will face Stefanos Tsitsipas in the French Open Final. The fifth seed won against Alexander Zverev in the other semis match. If Djokovic wins the French Open, it would be his 19th Grand Slam title. Also, it would place him a win behind the record held by Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
According to betting software development experts, Nadal’s record at Roland Garros dropped to 105 wins and three losses. Two of the losses came from Djokovic. However, Nadal still has the edge in their career matchup in the French Open, 7-2.