Djokovic in trouble as rain stops play

Djokovic in trouble as rain stops play

This was the first time since 2011 the four top-seeded men were in the Roland Garros semifinals. She will face Markéta Vondroušová, who beat Brit Johanna Konta 7-5, 7-6 (2), in Saturday's finale. Inspired by his dominant on-court play the Spaniard cemented his lead by blasting down unstoppable serves to win the second set 6-4, with Federer displaying flashes ofhot-headed behavior under pressure.

Rafael Nadal defeated his great rival Roger Federer in straight sets on Friday to reach the French Open final.

Nadal is chasing a record-extending 12th Roland Garros title and will count on his superior record against Swiss Federer, especially on clay where he has beaten him 14 times.

"I'm sure some people would debate if Ringo Starr was the less famous. It's just a shame it had to be against me". Amanda began playing tennis at two years old.

The day's delay (at least) will surely help Federer to recover from a tough match against Wawrinka and I'd be surprised if this was as comfortable for Nadal as the odds imply.

The No. 1-seeded Djokovic has won 26 consecutive Grand Slam matches as he bids for a fourth major title in a row and 16th overall.

The WTA said the decision, taken after Wednesday's play was washed out and prompted by fears of more rain Friday, was "unfair and inappropriate".


However, that won't dampen Djokovic's ambition of emulating Rod Laver, the only man to have held all four Slams at the same time twice.

"The presence of history-making is stronger than ever right now in my career", Djokovic added. I thought I wasn't going to play, so I was just sleeping.

"Next year, just like with any other tournament, we'll see what happens", said Federer, who returned to Roland Garros this year for the first time since 2015.

The last time Djokovic made the semi-finals was 2016 when he went on to win the title.

A groundstaff member cleans the court surface during The Roland Garros 2019 French Open tennis tournament in Paris on June 6, 2019.

"We are, however, extremely disappointed by the scheduling of both women's semifinals on outside courts".

Thiem served out the set to love in emphatic fashion and Djokovic fended off a couple of break points early in the second prior to a heavy shower, which took the players off.


The second set was central to Federer's hopes. At 5-4, she had three set points but got tight and Vondrousova sensed her chance, winning three straight games to take the set. "It's more than anything I could have asked for".

The world number five finished with eight double faults while converting just one of eight break points.

"It was incredibly windy", Federer said. He smiled. "I was thinking that during the match".

"I have no idea about who did what at what age".

"For me to even get to Rafa was not simple", Federer, at almost 38 the oldest men's Grand Slam semi-finalist for 28 years, said after defeating countryman Stan Wawrinka on Tuesday.

"I've probably never done that to myself before. never been in that situation", she said.

But she won 12 of the last 15 games and closed it out 6-7 6-3, 6-3 to reach her first Grand Slam final.


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