French Open boss Amelie Mauresmo reflects on Rafael Nadal - Novak Djokovic classic

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French Open boss Amelie Mauresmo reflects on Rafael Nadal - Novak Djokovic classic

French Open tournament director Amelie Mauresmo absolutely enjoyed the Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic match as she said she will never stop being surprised by the level of tennis they are able to deliver. On Tuesday night in Paris, Nadal overcame Djokovic in four sets 6-2 4-6 6-2 7-6 (4) in the French Open quarterfinal.

It was the 59th meeting between Nadal and Djokovic and the Spaniard's 29th win over the Serb. Nadal easily won the first set and then started the second set with a double break lead. Down by a set and a double break, Djokovic found his game and overturned a big second set deficit to tie the match to one set apiece.

Blowing a big second set lead didn't impact Nadal, who won the following two sets to complete a four-set win. Djokovic had a 5-2 lead in the fourth set and two set points in the ninth game but Nadal saved and closed out the match in four sets.

Mauresmo on the Nadal and Djokovic match

"Well, you know, I will never stop being surprised at their level. These are very special matches between these two. And the way Rafa got out there and the way he started off the match was absolutely incredible."

Mauresmo said, per Sportskeeda. Mauresmo said it was impressive how Djokovic recovered to win the second set. "Novak's reaction, you know, when he was 3-Love down in the second set, and then Rafa, you know, had a hard time probably physically, and then Novak got back to the baseline and started hitting the ball as hard as he could.

But in terms of tennis, it was incredible," Mauresmo added. After more than four hours of play, Nadal sealed the win. . "Also tactically and mentally they know that it's going to be tough, that it's going to be tough physically, tactically between the two. So as anyone, I was really impressed by what happened last night," Mauresmo said.