Novak Djokovic advances into his 6th final at the French Open, after a tightly contested 4-set victory over Rafael Nadal in the semi-finals of the French Open 2021.
Djokovic defeated Nadal 3-6, 6-3, 7-6(4), 6-2 in a match that went over 4 hours. With many dubbing the semi-final as the ‘final’ of the tournament, the two players did not disappoint going strong against each other point after point, game after game. In a scintillating display of tennis of highest level, it was a treat for tennis fans to witness the match.
With his qualification for the final at the French Open 2021, Djokovic becomes the only man to reach at least 6 finals in all 4 Grand Slams. Djokovic has reached 6 finals at the Wimbledon of which he has won on 5 occasions, he has 8 finals at the US Open winning 3 and finishing as the runner-up 5 times.
He has an outstanding record at the Australian Open reaching 9 finals and winning all 9 of them, a 100% win record. With his 6th entry into the finals at the French Open 2021, he now has 1 title in 5 appearances so far and will contest for the 2nd title at the Roland Garros.
Novak Djokovic will face Stefanos Tsitispas in the finals of the French Open 2021
Novak who enters the final at the French Open, he will look for his 2nd title at the Roland Garros after winning it for the first time at the 2016 French Open and will tie on the 4th spot for the most no. of titles at the Grand Slam in Paris.
In the finals, he will be up against 22-year old Greek youngster Stefanos Tsitsipas who reaches the final after a 5-set victory over German Alexander Zverev in the 1st semi-final. Tsitsipas becomes the first Greek national to reach the finals of a Grand Slam and will be looking to avenge his 2020 French Open semi-final defeat against the Serbian and clinch his maiden Grand Slam.
Djokovic will be looking for his 3rd title this year and 2nd on Clay. He defended his Australian Open title this year at the Melbourne Park and after a defeat in the finals of the 2021 Rome Masters against Nadal, he won the 2021 Belgrade Open a week before the French Open to claim his first title on Clay for the season.