Roland Garros day 13 recap: Djokovic vs Nadal in the definitive challenge



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Roland Garros day 13 recap: Djokovic vs Nadal in the definitive challenge

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will face off in the men's singles final at Roland Garros 2020. The Spaniard won the match against a generous Diego Schwartzman, while the Serb defeated a heroic Stefanos Tsitsipas in five sets.

It will be the 56th challenge of their rivalry, with Nole leading the head-to-head for 29-26. In addition they will face each other for the seventh time on the clay-courts of Bois de Boulogne. Furthermore, today there will be the women's singles final between the two young stars Iga Swiatek and Sofia Kenin: an unprecedented challenge to be followed with great attention.

David Goffin was supposed to play the ATP 500 tournament in St. Petersburg next week, but unfortunately for him he will not be able to reach Russia. The last swab carried out by the Belgian gave a positive result. "Bad news!," Wrote Goffin on his social profiles.

"Due to the positivity of yesterday's Covid test, I am forced to give up the tournament in St. Petersburg. For now I feel fine, I will remain in quarantine and hopefully I will return to Antwerp. Thanks for the support guys ”.

In addition to Goffin, Stefanos Tsitsipas will also be missing, who after winning his quarter-final match at Roland Garros has decided to cancel the event.

The Best and the worst from the Parisian Slam

The Roland Garros 2020 had a turnover of less than 50% of the expected: "We registered 50% less turnover," declared Bernard Giudicelli, director of the French Tennis Federation without turning too much around.

"We have to face some challenges in the coming months in the same way we have faced challenges in the last few months. So we have to move forward because I think we now have to push ourselves so that tennis can be played all over the world.

Because of our own. responsibility in France, we have decided to play Roland Garros with a small crowd. We will also play Bercy with this format. This is our future. We cannot see what will happen, say, in January and February. We will see.

We have several options. We are professionals." The Roland Garros is not over yet, but men's tennis is already preparing to return to Paris for the third and final Masters 1000 of the season, namely Bercy, a men's tournament whose entry list has just been published.

For now, all of the top 45 ATP players are registered for the tournament, a rare event for a draw that generally suffers from absences of various kinds, the top prefer to prepare for the ATP Finals, while many others they prefer to anticipate the end of the season to recover from any ailments.

However, the list gives the impression of being provisional, because Nick Kyrgios is still present, who has stated several times that he does not want to move from Australia until the end of 2020.