Rafael Nadal defeated Novak Djokovic In FRENCH OPEN
Rafael Nadal beat longtime rival and world No. 1 Novak Djokovic at Roland Garros early Wednesday to advance to the semifinals at the French Open.
The 59th installment of the storied rivalry between the two all-time tennis greats was another thriller, with Nadal winning 6-2, 4-6, 6-2, 7-6(4).
59th installment OF RIVALRY
The quarterfinal match, which ended after 1 a.m. local time in Paris, lasted more than four hours and was one of the most anticipated of the tournament.
More than any other two men in the sport's professional era, Nadal has beaten Djokovic 29 times, while Djokovic has won 30.
The 35-year-old Spaniard is seeking a record-extending 14th French Open title and also a record-extending 22nd major title.
Nadal will face Alex Zverev of Germany in the semifinals. Zverev, the world No. 3, advanced after besting 19-year-old Spaniard and world No. 6 Carlos Alcaraz in four sets on Tuesday.
Could this year's French Open be Nadal's last? It sounds like the 13-time Roland Garros champion, who is dealing with a nagging foot injury, isn't sure.
IS IT Nadal's last FRENCH OPEN?