Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal
ATP French Open 2021 - Jun, 11th 2021.
SEMI-FINALS

3 - 1
36  63  764-7  62 
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MATCH INFORMATION

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Closing odds - money line

+305
-232

N. Djokovic vs R. Nadal - Point by Point

  • 1
    Set 1 - Game 1
    tennis icon R. Nadal
    15-0, 15-15, 15-30, 30-30, 40-30, 40-40, A-40, 40-40, 40-A, 40-40, 40-A.
    0-1
  • 2
    Set 1 - Game 2
    tennis icon N. Djokovic
    15-0, 15-15, 30-15, 40-15, 40-30, 40-40, A-40, 40-40, 40-A.
    0-2
  • 3
    Set 1 - Game 3
    tennis icon R. Nadal
    0-15, 0-30, 0-40.
    0-3
  • 4
    Set 1 - Game 4
    tennis icon N. Djokovic
    0-15, 0-30, 15-30, 15-40.
    0-4
  • 5
    Set 1 - Game 5
    tennis icon R. Nadal
    0-15, 0-30, 15-30, 15-40, 30-40.
    0-5
  • 6
    Set 1 - Game 6
    tennis icon N. Djokovic
    0-15, 15-15, 30-15, 40-15, 40-30.
    1-5
  • 7
    Set 1 - Game 7
    tennis icon R. Nadal
    15-0, 30-0, 30-15, 40-15, 40-30, 40-40, 40-A, 40-40, 40-A, 40-40, A-40.
    2-5
  • 8
    Set 1 - Game 8
    tennis icon N. Djokovic
    0-15, 0-30, 15-30, 30-30, 30-40, 40-40, A-40.
    3-5
  • 9
    Set 1 - Game 9
    tennis icon R. Nadal
    0-15, 0-30, 0-40, 15-40, 30-40, 40-40, 40-A.
    3-6
  • 10
    Set 2 - Game 1
    tennis icon N. Djokovic
    15-0, 30-0, 40-0.
    1-0
  • 11
    Set 2 - Game 2
    tennis icon R. Nadal
    15-0, 30-0, 40-0, 40-15.
    2-0
  • 12
    Set 2 - Game 3
    tennis icon N. Djokovic
    0-15, 0-30, 0-40.
    2-1
  • 13
    Set 2 - Game 4
    tennis icon R. Nadal
    15-0, 15-15, 15-30, 30-30, 30-40.
    2-2
  • 14
    Set 2 - Game 5
    tennis icon N. Djokovic
    15-0, 30-0, 30-15, 40-15.
    3-2
  • 15
    Set 2 - Game 6
    tennis icon R. Nadal
    15-0, 30-0, 40-0, 40-15, 40-30.
    4-2
  • 16
    Set 2 - Game 7
    tennis icon N. Djokovic
    0-15, 15-15, 15-30, 15-40, 30-40, 40-40, 40-A, 40-40, A-40, 40-40, A-40.
    5-2
  • 17
    Set 2 - Game 8
    tennis icon R. Nadal
    0-15, 15-15, 15-30, 15-40.
    5-3
  • 18
    Set 2 - Game 9
    tennis icon N. Djokovic
    15-0, 15-15, 15-30, 30-30, 30-40, 40-40, 40-A, 40-40, A-40.
    6-3
  • 19
    Set 3 - Game 1
    tennis icon R. Nadal
    0-15, 0-30, 0-40, 15-40.
    0-1
  • 20
    Set 3 - Game 2
    tennis icon N. Djokovic
    15-0, 15-15, 30-15, 40-15.
    1-1
  • 21
    Set 3 - Game 3
    tennis icon R. Nadal
    0-15, 15-15, 30-15, 30-30, 40-30, 40-40, A-40, 40-40, 40-A.
    1-2
  • 22
    Set 3 - Game 4
    tennis icon N. Djokovic
    15-0, 30-0, 40-0.
    2-2
  • 23
    Set 3 - Game 5
    tennis icon R. Nadal
    0-15, 15-15, 30-15, 40-15, 40-30, 40-40, A-40.
    3-2
  • 24
    Set 3 - Game 6
    tennis icon N. Djokovic
    0-15, 15-15, 15-30, 15-40, 30-40, 40-40, 40-A.
    3-3
  • 25
    Set 3 - Game 7
    tennis icon R. Nadal
    15-0, 30-0, 40-0.
    4-3
  • 26
    Set 3 - Game 8
    tennis icon N. Djokovic
    15-0, 30-0, 30-15, 30-30, 30-40, 40-40, A-40, 40-40, A-40.
    5-3
  • 27
    Set 3 - Game 9
    tennis icon R. Nadal
    0-15, 0-30, 15-30, 15-40.
    5-4
  • 28
    Set 3 - Game 10
    tennis icon N. Djokovic
    15-0, 30-0, 30-15, 30-30, 30-40.
    5-5
  • 29
    Set 3 - Game 11
    tennis icon R. Nadal
    0-15, 15-15, 15-30, 30-30, 40-30, 40-40, A-40, 40-40, 40-A.
    5-6
  • 30
    Set 3 - Game 12
    tennis icon N. Djokovic
    15-0, 15-15, 15-30, 30-30, 40-30, 40-40, 40-A, 40-40, A-40.
    6-6
  • 31
    Set 3 - Game 13
    TIEBREAK
    1-0, 1-1, 2-1, 2-2, 2-3, 3-3, 4-3, 5-3, 5-4, 6-4, 7-4.
    7-6
  • 32
    Set 4 - Game 1
    tennis icon N. Djokovic
    15-0, 30-0, 30-15, 30-30, 30-40.
    0-1
  • 33
    Set 4 - Game 2
    tennis icon R. Nadal
    15-0, 30-0, 30-15, 30-30, 30-40.
    0-2
  • 34
    Set 4 - Game 3
    tennis icon N. Djokovic
    15-0, 30-0, 40-0.
    1-2
  • 35
    Set 4 - Game 4
    tennis icon R. Nadal
    15-0, 15-15, 30-15, 40-15.
    2-2
  • 36
    Set 4 - Game 5
    tennis icon N. Djokovic
    15-0, 30-0, 40-0.
    3-2
  • 37
    Set 4 - Game 6
    tennis icon R. Nadal
    0-15, 15-15, 15-30, 30-30, 40-30.
    4-2
  • 38
    Set 4 - Game 7
    tennis icon N. Djokovic
    15-0, 15-15, 30-15, 30-30, 40-30.
    5-2
  • 39
    Set 4 - Game 8
    tennis icon R. Nadal
    15-0, 30-0, 40-0, 40-15.
    6-2
  • FT
    FINAL SCORE
    3 - 1
    36  63  764-7  62 

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MATCH PREVIEW

Nadal Chases Sixth Win in a Row over Djokovic

 

It's the men's singles semi-final that we all wanted. No unseeded or lowly seeds as in the women's singles (though it's still totally fascinating), instead we have two of the greatest tennis players of all time battling it out. World number one Novak Djokovic faces the third seed Rafael Nadal. The winner will face either Alexander Zverev or Stefanos Tsiitsipas in the final.

This is the 58th meeting between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal. A win for the Spaniard will take the score to 29-29 and he's won three of their last four matches. The most recent was in this year's Rome Masters where Nadal won in three sets and that took his record on clay against Djokovic to 19-7. He's won the last five on clay against his rival, the last win on this surface for Djokovic being six years ago.

Nadal is bidding to win a 14th title at Roland Garros and the fifth in a row. That's something he's already already achieved once in his career. He did drop a set in his last match though, the first he's lost in the French Open since 2019. It was the second set that he dropped against Diego Schwartzmann but he went on to win in four sets.

The third seed (based on world rankings) first made it to a semi-final at Roland Garros in 2005. He has never been beaten in a semi-final at Roland Garros. Nor has he lost a final, so basically if he gets to this stage, Nadal always goes on to win the title. He's won two clay court titles this year, another one looks highly likely.

Djokovic in with a Shout

 

Novak Djokovic had to battle to late in the evening to beat Matteo Berrettini on Wednesday evening. So late was the ending of the four set match, the crowd had to leave due to the curfew. Djokovic was in a strange mood towards the end of that match. He might not win the men's singles but the French Shouting title is his. Just what was he up to?

He played better against Berrettini than in Monday's match against Lorenzo Musetti. He had to come from two sets down to win that match but what would have happened if his opponent hadn't had fitness problems. Djokovic has won two titles this year, the Australian Open and an ATP 250 tournament held in Belgrade. 

This is his 11th French Open semi-final but on five occasions he has failed to reach the final. His one title at Roland Garros was won five years ago.  Since then he's only made it to the final once. That was last year when losing to Nadal in straight sets and winning just seven games and five of those were in the third set.

Not since 2018 have these two players met in a match that isn't the final. Nadal looks to be in the better form of the two. Djokovic has lost to Karatsev and Evans on clay this year. Back Nadal to get the win and don't be surprised if it is in straight sets.

Closing odds

Money line

+305 - -232

Spread

-120 [4.50] -120
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