Novak Djokovic will be the rival of Rafa Nadal in the end of the atypical Roland Garros 2020, after beating Stéfanos Tsitsipas in a tough encounter. The world number 1 did not fail in his semifinal and, although he suffered, got into the fight for the title of the Parisian ‘Grand Slam’ after defeating the Greek in five sets (6-3, 6-2, 5-7, 4-6 and 6-1).
Djokovic dominated the beginning of the match, imposing its law in the first two sets. However, the Greek reacted in the third and ended up forcing the fifth sleeve in a match that went beyond 4 hours of play.
The Greek drew all his claw when things were worst, with party ball for the Serbian, and forced Djokovic to squeeze to get into the grand final at Roland Garros, where he will play his 56th duel against Nadal.
Djokovic looking for his second Cup of the Musketeers against the Spanish, who has never lost a final in this tournament and will play the number 13 on clay in Paris.
This will be the third time that Nadal and Djokovic meet at Roland Garros and the first duel between the two since the Serbian gave the Spaniard his second defeat on the clay of Paris, in the 2015 quarterfinals.