Djokovic beats Nadal in French Open thriller to reach final
June 11, 2021
PARIS (AP) — Novak Djokovic stopped Rafael Nadal's bid for a 14th French Open title and handed the King of Clay just his third loss in 108 matches at the tournament by coming back to win their thriller of a semifinal 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-2 on Friday night.
Terrific as the play was for most of the four hours, the match ended with a bit of a whimper: Djokovic grabbed the last six games.
So Djokovic will be seeking his second trophy at Roland Garros and a 19th major championship overall when he plays in Sunday's final.
The top-seeded Djokovic's opponent will be fifth-seeded Stefanos Tsitsi...