Nadal won another battle against Djokovic and is in the semifinals of Roland Garros

Rafael Nadal confirmed why he is the king of Roland Garros. In a spectacular duel, he beat Serbian Novak Djokovic, number one in the world, and advanced to the semifinals of the tournament in which he has already been crowned champion 13 times.

The Spaniard (5th in the ATP ranking) won 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 and 7-6 in a duel that lasted four hours and 12 minutes, and that had high-flying tennis tickets, such as the background between these two tennis greats presaged.

The Parisian dawn witnessed the clash number 59 of the tight history between Nadal and Djokovic. With this triumph, the native of Mallorca practically closed the gap: he was left with 29 victories, while Nole won 30 times.

With this result, in addition, Nadal prevents Djokovic from approaching him in the table of the greatest winners of Grand Slam tournaments in history. The Spaniard remains at the top of the list with 21 titles, followed by the Serb and the Swiss Roger Federer, both with 20.

In the next round, Nadal will play against the German Alexander Zverev (3), who won against the young Spanish Carlos Alcaraz (6) 6-4, 6-4, 4-6 and 7-6