Djokovic – Berrettini 6: 3, 6: 2, 6: 7, 7: 5, In the semifinals of Roland Garros, defending champion Nadal and number one Djokovic will compete

Christian Hartmann, Reuters

In his favorite tournament, Nadal strives for a record 14th victory and fifth in a row. When he crossed the quarterfinals on the clay clay in Paris, he has always celebrated the title. In the event of this year’s overall victory, the 35-year-old native of Mallorca would win the 21st Grand Slam triumph and break away from the historic tables by Swiss Roger Federer.

Although Nadal has a close – negative 28:29 balance with his long – time rival Djokovic, in the last two matches – last year in the final Roland Garros and this year in the final in Rome – he beat him on clay.

Spanish clay king in action. Tennis player Rafael Nadal is fourteenth in the Roland Garros semifinals.

Benoit Tessier, Reuters

The defeated Schwartzman can at least be pleased that he was the first player from Dominic Thiem in the final in 2019 to take a set on Roland Garros Nadal. The Spaniel series ended on 36 sets won in a row, two of which he lacked to equal his own maximum. The absolute record holder is the legendary Swede Björn Borg with a series of 41 won sets from the French Open.

“I definitely didn’t come here without losing the set, and if I did, it would be a disaster. That’s part of the game. What matters is how you react after losing the set,” Nadal said.

The key moment of the quarter-final duel was the ninth game of the third set, in which the third seeded Nadal took Schwartzman’s service at 5: 4 and then delivered the set with a clean game. “It was important not to make too many mistakes. To hit the forehand on the line. Play more corners. Play a longer cross forehand. And return better,” said the Spaniard, thus starting the path to victory.

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The loss of the set broke Schwartzman’s tournament ten, and Nadal gave the demoralized opponent a “canary” at the end. “It’s very difficult for everyone to play against him. He feels very comfortable on the court. It’s just Rafa, he always finds a way to win,” said the Argentine.

Djokovic played a three-and-a-half-hour battle with Berretti, which was interrupted for about twenty minutes in the fourth set so that spectators could leave the stadium in Paris due to a night curfew. The favored Serb was in the third set two balls from the victory, but in the state of 5: 4 in the tie-break he did not win a single service.

When it seemed that the fourth set was also heading for a shortened game, Djokovic gradually reached three match points in the twelfth game during the opponent’s serve and the third one turned.

The second semifinal pair consists of German Alexander Zverev and Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas.

The favorite was not in her skin

The river Sakkari sent the fantastic clay artist Šwiateková in sets of 6: 4, 6: 4 in two sets from the game. The favorite was not in her skin, she even got treated during the match. She returned to the court with a taped right thigh and managed to equalize her opponent again, but she could not erase the deficit. Sakkar, on the other hand, was almost wrong and celebrating the process.

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Only for the second time in the open era of grand slam tournaments did four debuts meet in the semifinals, for the first time since 1978 at the Australian Open. In addition to Krejčíková and Sakkari, Tamara Zidanšeková from Slovenia and Anastasia Pavljučenková from Russia will compete for second place in the final.

The grassy grass did not smell

Maria Bouzková’s premiere on the grass did not come out this year. The Czech tennis player lost in the second round of the tournament in Nottingham 4: 6, 3: 6 with the home British Katie Boulterová and scored her fifth defeat in a row.

Twenty-two-year-old Bouzková had a successful start to the year – in February she played the finals of the Phillip Island Trophy in Melbourne and in March she advanced to the semifinals in Guadalajara. However, since the elimination in the 2nd round of the April tournament in Charleston, he has been collecting defeats.

At the end of April in Madrid, Bouzková injured her right thumb in a duel against Petra Kvitová after the fall, and she seems to feel the consequences of the injury so far. She lost to Roland Garros in the first round with Kateřina Siniaková and lost the first match now at the tournament in Nottingham, where she was the sixth player to leave at the start.

In the previous two mutual duels, Bouzková defeated Boulter, who is now only in the second half of the third hundred of the rankings, without losing the set, but today she was not enough for the 24-year-old British. The 52nd player of the world lost the match in her own serve with a clean game, after she sent a backhand to the car during the match.

French Open in Paris (clay, subsidy 34.36 million euros):
Singles – Quarterfinals:
Nadal (3-Sp.) – Schwartzman (10-Arg.) 6: 3, 4: 6, 6: 4, 6: 0
Djokovic (1-SRB) – Berrettini (9-It.) 6: 3, 6: 2, 6: 7 (5: 7), 7: 5.
Singles – Quarterfinals:
Sakkari (17-Grec.) – Swiatekova (8-Pol.) 6: 4, 6: 4
Results of Czech tennis players at the French Open
Nottingham (grass, subsidy 235 238 euros):
Singles – Round 2:
Boulterová (Brit.) – Bouzková (6-CR) 6: 4, 6: 3
Chang Shui (4-China) – Rodionova (Austr.) 6: 4, 6: 3
Mladenovic (7-Fr.) – Nara (JPN) 6: 2, 5: 7, 6: 2
Van Uytvancková (8-Belg.) – Melnikovová (Rus.) 6: 1, 6: 1
McNally (USA) – Hibin (12-Jap.) 6: 0, 6: 3
Watson (9-Brit.) – Moore (Brit.) 6: 3, 4: 6, 6: 2
Davis (14-USA) – Dart (Brit.) 1: 6, 6: 3, 6: 4
Stuttgart (grass, subsidy 618 735 euros):
Singles – Round 1:
Duckworth (Austr.) – Mannarino (7-Fr.) 6:3, 6:2
Querrey (USA) – Celikbilek (Tur.) 6:4, 6:1
Hanfmann (DEU) – Chardy (FR.) 6: 4, 6: 4
Thompson (Austr.) – Pella (Arg.) 6: 3, 6: 4
Gojowczyk (DEU) – Ivaška (BEL) 5: 7, 6: 4, 6: 2
Stricker (Swiss) – Albot (Mold.) 7: 6 (7: 4), 7: 6 (7: 5)
Rodionov (AUT) – Koepfer (DEU) 2: 6, 6: 3, 6: 2
F. López (Šp.) – Popyrin (Austr.) 6: 4, 6: 4



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