French Open 2021: Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic gear up for blockbuster semis
World No. 1 Novak Djokovic and No. 3 Rafa Nadal have battled each other more times in ATP history than any other pair and Friday's (June 11) French Open 2021 semifinals will be the 58th encounter between the two modern-day legends. The last-four clash at Roland Garros will be the ninth French Open encounter between the pair. Nadal has dominated the clay-court Grand Slam throughout his career, tallying a jaw-dropping 105-2 record. But one of the two men who has beaten the Spaniard is 2016 champion Djokovic, who will be standing across the net on Court Philippe-Chatier in the semi-finals.
Novak Djokovic was last man to beat Rafa Nadal in French Open
Novak Djokovic was the last man to defeat Rafa Nadal in French Open, when he achieve the feat in 2015 French Open quarterfinal. On his seventh attempt, Djokovic finally dethroned nine-time champion Nadal on the red clay of Roland Garros, handing the Spaniard just his second loss in Paris and maintaining his hopes of completing the career Grand Slam. (Photo: PTI)