Despite some alerts including a fall and a big nervous breakdown, Novak Djokovic joined Rafael Nadal in the semi-final of Roland Garros, after his victory in four sets against Matteo Berrettini.
Roland-Garros will therefore have the right to its dream semi-final, that reserved by a game of crazy density, synonymous with deprivation of the logical and expected poster of the final. After Rafael Nadal’s qualification against Diego Schwartzman, Novak Djokovic joined the Spaniard in the semi-final, dominating Matteo Berrettini in four sets (6-3, 6-2, 6-7, 7-5).
Funny quarter-final. A night session in public, the evening of the postponement of the curfew to 11 p.m., which ended … behind closed doors. Because shortly before the fateful hour, the spectators were asked to leave the court, while the Italian had just pocketed the third round and therefore to afford a little extra in this match.
Nervousness at Djokovic
Before that, however, we thought the business folded, with an impeccable world number 1. 6-3, 6-2 in the first two sets, but already some signs of nervousness in the Serbian, who had been embarked in a fifth set on Monday against another Italian, Lorenzo Musetti, finally forced to retire.
A nervousness confirmed in this third round lost in the tie-break. An exercise on which Novak Djokovic is definitely struggling. In the round of 16, he lost the first two sets on a tie-breaker.