French Open: Djokovic beats Nadal 7-5 6-3 6-1 to reach semi-final

  • Novak Djokovic overcame nine-time champion Rafael Nadal in straight sets to reach the semi-final of the French Open in what was billed as the match of the tournament.

    Eventually, it proved to be a one-sided quarter-final as the World number one defeated Nadal 7-5 6-3 6-1 at the Roland Garros.

    This was the Spaniard’s second defeat in 72 French Open matches.

    In the semi-final, Djokovic will face Britain’s Andy Murray, who defeated David Ferrer 7-6 (7-4) 6-2 5-7 6-1.

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