This weekend might bring very good news for tennis fans across the world. Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are into the semifinals of the French Open 2020. With both the players in two different sectors, they might be facing each other in Paris this Sunday. Although there is a hurdle yet to overcome, yet tennis fans are confident about the iconic Rafa-Djoker clash in the coveted final.
King of Clay- Rafael Nadal will be eyeing his 13th French Open title in Paris. His venture won’t be easy as Djokovic will be hungry to win his 20th Grand Slam title. Although Nadal leads against Djokovic in clay, yet victory won’t be easy for the Spaniard.
The weather around Paris has been a bit on the lower side. This has caused a bit of trouble for the players. Djokovic too was seen struggling in the quarterfinal match. Although, he went ahead to win the match putting aside the adversities. Former world number 1 John McEnroe believes that the cold condition is ideal for Djokovic to prevail over Nadal.
“We’ve talked throughout the tournament about how cold it is there, so that’s an issue. You could see that it appeared to be bothering him, the arm, his neck. These conditions are rough and they’re playing best of five sets. You’re going to have aches and pains. There are no two ways about it, there’s no way you can say that isn’t going to happen. More importantly to me is not that he had a stiff neck but that he got through it, he’s going for a Slam and if he goes and plays Rafa in the final, which is what most people think will happen, these conditions are absolutely perfect for him to play Rafa”, he stated.
Rafael Nadal in astonishing form
The maestro is on his journey and he’s in some spectacular form. Nadal is yet to lose a set in the French Open 2020. He’ll be up against Diego Schwartzman of Argentina to find a slot in the finals.
Djokovic on the other hand will be facing Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece. We are yet to know who will be playing in the finals, as all of them are talented and can find a spot for Sunday’s game. However, Djokovic and Nadal will be slightly ahead of the two for a ticket to the finals.