1987 Wimbledon champion Pat Cash enjoyed watching the Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer French Open semifinal clash as he hopes the two will also meet at The All England Club in July. Nadal, the record 11-time French Open champion, handed a straight-set defeat to third-seeded Federer 6-3 6-4 6-2 to improve his Roland Garros against the Swiss to 6-0.
Record 20-time Grand Slam champion Federer needed a majestic performance to beat Nadal but the tough and tricky playing conditions didn't help him at all. It was the first French Open meeting between 33-year-old Nadal and 37-year-old Federer since 2011.
"So impressed by how well Nadal and Federer played despite the incredibly difficult conditions. Rafa proves again why he's an unstoppable force on clay but what a great effort from Roger. Let's hope for a rematch at Wimbledon," Cash wrote on Twitter.
Despite a challenging clay season, Nadal has once again managed to find his top form at Roland Garros as he will be motivated to keep a perfect French Open finals record. The Spaniard awaits the winner of the match between top-seeded Novak Djokovic and Austrian tennis star Dominic Thiem.