French Open 2021 Men’s Singles Semi-final Highlights: Novak Djokovic has done the unthinkable, he has beaten Rafael Nadal in his ‘living room.’ It’s only the third time Nadal has lost at his favorite tournament. Djokovic is responsible for two of those defeats. In fact, terrific as the play was for most of the four hours, the match ended with a bit of a whimper: Djokovic grabbed the last six games. Djokovic won the French Open in 2016 and could join Rod Laver and Roy Emerson as the only men to win each of the four Grand Slam tournaments twice. Earlier, after surviving the battle of 3 hours and 37 minutes, fifth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas has reached his first Grand Slam title. He also became the first Greek to reach a Grand Slam final. the Greek won the bruising five-setter match 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 4-6, 6-3. Meanwhile, the pair of Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova have won the first semi-final of the day as they beat Magda Linette/Bernanrda Pera 6-1, 6-2 to enter the women’s doubles final. They will face Iga Swiatek/Bethanie Mattek-Sands who beat Irina-Camelia Begu/Nadia Podoroska 6-3, 6-4. Krejcikova could become the first woman since Mary Pierce of France in 2000 to clinch both the singles and doubles French Open titles.
The French Open semi-final between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic was given permission to be concluded in front of spectators on Friday despite the tie exceeding an 11 pm Covid-19 curfew.
“In agreement with the national authorities, the match will come to an end in your presence,” said a stadium announcer to 5,000 spectators on Court Philippe Chatrier.
When and where will the French Open 2021 be played?
The French Open 2021 main-draw action begins on Sunday, May 30 and will run until Sunday, June 13, in Paris, France.
Where do I watch the matches live on television?
The year’s second Grand Slam will be telecasted live on Star Sports Select network. The matches will start at 9:30 PM IST (6:00 PM local time) every day.
Where can I watch the live streaming of the matches?
The action can also be streamed LIVE on Disney+ Hotstar in the sub-continent.