Coach Carlos Moya says Team Rafael Nadal remain but filly focused on themselves but added that world No. 1 Novak Djokovic is playing at a "great level" and that he is the "player that benefits the most" from this year's French Open conditions.
Djokovic, seeded at No. 1 in the French Open main draw, reached the French Open quarterfinal without a dropped set in his first four matches played at the tournament. Nadal is aiming to win it all at the French Open for the fourth consecutive year and lift his 13th title at the tournament, while Djokovic is seeing his second title at Roland Garros.
"Novak Djokovic is playing at a great level. He played a very hard game against Karen Khachanov and he solved it quite well. He is a great player and I think that he is the player who benefits the most from all those conditions of this Roland Garros.
We are concentrating on our work for the semifinals and if the moment arrives to face Djokovic it means that Rafa is in the final and that Djokovic has won his two matches. Nole has a complicated match today with Pablo Carreno Busta so little by little," Moya told Eurosport Spain, as revealed by Jose Morgado.
Nadal and Djokovic the frontrunners to make the final
Nadal handed a straight-set defeat to rising Italian star Jannik Sinner to progress into the French Open semifinal. "I’m very, very happy to be in the semi-finals again here at Roland Garros,” Nadal said on court after beating Sinner, per the ATP website.
“No doubt that this is the most important place for me and the most beautiful place to play. [I'm] just very, very happy”. Nadal plays next against Diego Schwartzman, who beat No. 3 seed Diego Schwartzman to make the French Open semifinal.
"Today he played an amazing match against one of the best players of the world, without a doubt, especially on this surface. He's coming with big confidence,” Nadal said of Schwartzman. “He's in the final in Rome, he's in the semi-finals here.
He beat me there. It's a plus of confidence for him. I know that. I'm going to try to go on court, play my best, try to play my game, play aggressive, try to do something a little bit different than what I did in Rome, of course. Hope to be ready to play my best. That's what I need”.