Novak Djokovic-Rafael Nadal / Roland Garros / Quarterfinals /

Novak Djokovic-Rafael Nadal / Roland Garros / Quarterfinals /

A final before the hour? A year after giving us the semi-final match, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal meet this time in the quarterfinals. A shock that is finally played again in the night session, to the great misfortune of the bull of Manacor. The gate of Auteuil is about to vibrate again in front of two giants in search of history. Unless Alexander Zverev decides otherwise in the semi-finals against tonight’s winner.

Novak Djokovic 2-6 / 2-3 Rafael Nadal

22:44: Penalty converted by Nadal.

22:42: The perfect winding, small opposite net.

22:41: So we left for an endless game.

10:37 p.m .: Rafael Nadal is unbelievable.

10:34 p.m .: Djokovic had therefore anticipated a longer match between Zverev and Alcaraz and therefore set his wake at 10.30pm. A simple setback.

22:31: They changed the Djoker for us.

22:29: But what does it take to get past Nadal? Well Djoko does, now. Game on!

10:25 pm: And Novak who breaks free! The beginning of the return for the Serb?

22:24: Break ball for Djoko. What if?

10:20 p.m .: Hey, Nadal made a mistake.

10:18 pm: Double break! Rafael Nadal returned in 2013.

22:17: And another hanging service game for the Djoker.

22:13: An ace, a winning service, a white game. Very big Rafa.

10:11 p.m .: Rafael Nadal is a wall, quite simply.

10:09 pm: And the seventh is the right one! Nadal grabs Djoko’s entrance service. Honestly, I thought this game would never end.

10:05 p.m .: Nadal’s cross cushioning in the back foot is yes!

10:03 p.m .: Who hits the hardest?

10pm: Not often seen Novak so calm and stoic being abused like that. And no big responder either, by the way. Get upset my big one!

9:57 p.m .: Oh the double. It’s been hard work for Novak so far.

9:53 pm: And a winning service to conclude! In 49 minutes, Nadal scratches this first set with authority! On the 14th!

9:52 p.m .: Unless …

9:51 p.m .: Djokovic never dies.

9:47 p.m .: Finally a fairly easy game for Djoko. He takes.

9:44 p.m .: @Mbenji In fact, if Nadal let it go in five sets, it was only for the right cause. Well seen.

9:43 p.m .: Okay, Rafa unfolds.

9:40 p.m .: 45% success on first ball against Nadal, and then what else?

9:39 pm: What a Christmas answer !!! Double break for the Spaniard on this monumental long line attack!

9:37 p.m .: Wow this short cross back from Djoko! The fight started with friends.

9:34 p.m .: Half an hour later, Nadal leads 3-1.

9:33 p.m .: @Lanzor Kaomax If only one day we could have NBA Finals games at 9pm …

9.30pm: Lobé, Nole.

9:27 p.m .: Novak is not happy, and here are two balls to collect …

9:24 p.m .: First break, the opportunity to check that Rafa’s facial expressions are in place.

9:22 p.m .: Djoko gets upset.

9:20 p.m .: 7 winning shots at 1 and 2 games at 0 for Nadal.

9:19 p.m .: @Master Kanté Rather agree, I would just personally add a little favorite for the return to the forefront of the great Marin Cilic.

9:17 p.m. : First ace for Christmas. The Chatrier audience appreciates it.

9:15 p.m .: @Ardechiooo You forget the 70 meter test right after the siren!

9:14 p.m .: And the entry break for Rafa! Come on!

9:11 p.m .: Oh the perfect cushion of Djokovic that makes the difference to clear a first break ball!

9:10 p.m .: @Maitre Kanté A Nadal-Rune in the final of the coup? That would be enticing anyway.

9:07 p.m .: So, bottom line is that we’re really looking forward to it.

9:05 p.m .: Okay, so the court bottom line has already chosen to be with Djoko. Super.

9:04 p.m .: LET’S GO! And it is Novak who begins the service.

9pm: Promised after I let you go with the stats: it’s the 17the year in a row that one is entitled to at least one Rafa-Djoko. Where were you 17 years ago?

8:57 p.m .: It’s off to warm up!

8:55 p.m .: Rafa! Rafa! Rafa!

8:53 p.m .: @Mbenji Congratulations to you!

8:52 p.m .: And the latest, we all remember: last year the players came together in half for a fabulous show until the end of the night. Bis repeated tonight?

8:50 p.m .: The stat is totally crazy: since 2005, Nadal has lost only three Porte d’Auteuil games, including two against Djokovic.

8:47 p.m .: 59e clash between the two men (duel most seen under the open era) and very slight advantage for Djoko: 30-28. But on earth we all know, that’s another story … Will Rafa have the resources to take revenge on last year’s beautiful semi-final?

8:46 p.m .: Well already we are delighted: Zverev and Alcaraz have finished making mumuse (in truth, the level was absolutely amazing, especially in the 4th set), room for serious things!

8:45 p.m .: Hello everyone! The story is written tonight between two of the most titled Grand Slam players, in search of a 21 respectivelye crown for Djokovic and a 22e for Christmas. Who would want to miss that?

By Tom Binet


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