Russian tennis star Daria Kasatkina said she was glad she went to sleep when Rafael Nadal was up by a set and a double break versus Novak Djokovic. Nadal had a 6-2 3-0 lead when Kasatkina decided to go to sleep so she could get a good sleep ahead of her French Open quarterfinal match.
Just when it seemed Nadal would easily win the opening first two sets, Djokovic stormed back and won the second set by a 6-4 score. However, Nadal was able to recover from blowing a big second set lead as he defeated Djokovic 6-2 4-6 6-2 7-6 (4).
Kasatkina, 25, admitted it is a bit sad knowing Nadal is maybe playing his final French Open
Kasatkina: Happy I avoided the stress
"I went to sleep, but 3-0 in the second set (laughing) like, 'Okay, everything is fine,'" Kasatkina said, per Musab Abid.
"Then I woke up the next morning and I saw the score and I'm, in the application, I'm checking how the games were going, you know, and I was like, 'Oh, my.' So good that I went to sleep, because if I see 3-1, 3-3, I'm like, 'Oh, I cannot go to sleep.'
So, good at 3-0 I just put my laptop away and I fall asleep. But, oh, it's a tough one and I'm really happy for Rafa because I can not imagine how tough were the circumstances of everything. I mean, he's saying that can be his last match at Roland Garros and I cannot imagine how can you go on the match with this feeling.
So another time he shows like how strong he is mentally." Meanwhile, both Kasatkina and Nadal have been through to the French Open semifinal. After Nadal reached the semifinal on Tuesday, Kasatkina delivered a great performance on Wednesday and defeated fellow compatriot Veronika Kudermetova 6-4 7-6 (5).