Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are two of the best tennis gamers to ever take the court docket.
And for the 58th time, the 2 will go head-to-head; this time, with a French Open remaining look on the road.
Djokovic, the present world No. 1, is coming off a hard-fought win in 4 units over Italy’s Matteo Berrettini whereas world No. three Nadal additionally took down Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman in 4 units.
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The Djokovic-Nadal rivalry is essentially the most prolific in males’s tennis historical past through the Open Period. Djokovic has a slight edge over his left-handed counterpart at 29-28. Nevertheless, Nadal, the “King of Clay,” has received extra French Opens than any males’s tennis participant (13) and holds the sting 7-1 at Roland Garros. If Nadal advances, he can have a shot on the all-time Grand Slam file. He’s presently tied with Roger Federer at 20 titles.
However first, Nadal and Djokovic will battle it out on the purple clay. Who will get the sting this time, and earns a visit to the French Open remaining? This is what it’s essential to watch the 2 sq. off on Friday.
What channel will carry Novak Djokovic vs. Rafael Nadal?
- Matchup: Novak Djokovic vs. Rafael Nadal
- Date: Friday, June 11
- State time: 11:30 a.m. ET
- TV channel: Tennis Channel | NBC | TSN3 (Canada)
- Reside stream: Peacock | fuboTV | TSN.ca (Canada)
NBC will proceed to supply its U.S. protection of the French Open on Friday when it reveals the semifinal matchup between Djokovic and Nadal, whereas TSN3 will carry the matchup of the tennis legends in Canada. The 11:30 p.m. ET conflict may also be discovered on the Tennis Channel.
When is the French Open finals?
The winner of Djokovic vs. Nadal will head to the French Open remaining to face both Alexander Zverev or Stefanos Tsitsipas. That remaining is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Sunday, and also will be broadcast on NBC.
Djokovic final received the French Open again in 2016, his solely win at Roland Garros, whereas Nadal has received the French Open in every of the previous 5 years. He has 13 wins in Paris, essentially the most at any Grand Slam event in males’s tennis historical past.
What’s the prize for the 2021 French Open winner?
Whichever tennis participant comes away with the highest spot on the French Open is not going to solely stroll away with a Grand Slam win, however a prize of roughly $1.69 million. The runner-up will obtain simply over $900,000. All 4 semifinalists have already ensured they’ll obtain simply over $450,000 for making it this far within the French Open.