Novak Djokovic reached the Roland Garros 2021 final by beating Rafael Nadal in four sets. Nadal and Djokovic, who find themselves in the ring for the fifty-eighth time, can now afford to skip the study phase. In contrast with history, the ninth on Philippe Chatrier catches the Serbian champion.
More lucid, more tactically complete, simply stronger. 'Rafa' had won the previous seven, he had won one hundred and four of the one hundred and six games played on the red brick in Paris. He had lost against Robin Soderling in 2011 and against Djokovic in 2015.
In short: history repeats itself. The Majorcan, who starts better and who in a moving way has a chance to advance two sets to one, wastes the chance and does not take advantage of even a break advantage during the fourth. Athletically and mentally he only gets the drops in the bottom of the tank.
Djokovic cancels the last energies of the very Spanish champion with a mega-partial of 5-0 and at the threshold of four hours of play he seals the success, perhaps one of the most important, with a very rocky 3-6 6-4 7-6 (5) 6-2.
Djokovic wins against Nadal for the thirtieth time, wins against Nadal for the thirtieth time and also reaches the twenty-ninth career Grand Slam final. The sixth in Paris, just like Bjorn Borg. Djokovic has once again proved, if needed, that he is the strongest of all.
Stefanos Tsitsipas will be waiting for him