Novak Djokovic v Rafael Nadal: French Open 2021 semi-final – live!
Third set: Djokovic 1-2, 6-3, 3-6 Nadal* (* denotes server): The last live sporting event I covered was Logan Paul v Floyd Mayweather, so I’m used to two incredible athletes battling at the highest possible level. And what a fine thought that Floyd Mayweather will earn about $40m more for beating his opponent than whoever wins this one.
Anyway, back to the tennis. A whizzing crosscourt forehand - almost as devastating as Logan Paul’s left hook – gets us to 30-30. Then Djokovic’s 10th break point of the match comes up - it’s saved by Rafa, who kicks a serve out wide before finishing it off with a winner past an out of position Novak. There’s another chance for Novak though after Rafa tries maybe too hard to stay on his forehand and sends a shot into the net. He saves that one after he batters Novak into submission with a battery of forehands. He finally sees it out - an epic hold from Rafa just as his opponent was threatening to fundamentally shift the balance of this match.
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