Roland-Garros 2021: Twitter reacts to the semi-final thriller Novak Djokovic-Rafael Nadal

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal put on a captivating show on Friday at Roland Garros. The men’s tennis giants fought deep into the Parisian night, Djokovic ultimately winning 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-2 to advance to the Roland Garros final on Sunday.

Djokovic denied Nadal the chance to overtake Roger Federer for most Grand Slam singles titles. Nadal and Federer remain tied at 20 each. Djokovic, meanwhile, will be aiming for his 19th major title when he faces Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final.

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Spectators inside the Philippe-Chatrier court were maddened to the point that they chanted that they would not be leaving when the 11pm curfew in France went into effect. Tournament organizers have announced in the fourth set that they may stay, due to “the extraordinary nature of this game”.

Tennis Twitter was equally enthralled after seeing Djokovic, 34, and Nadal, 35, face off for four hours and 11 minutes and the rally, seeded Djokovic, hand over to third-seeded Nadal, just his third defeat in 108 matches on clay at Roland Garros.


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