Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal meet today at the Court Philippe Chatrier for the 2021 French Open semifinals, to relieve last year's final match in which the Spaniard took his 13th Roland Garros title. To be exact, this will be their 58th matchup, proving once again their rivalry is the most prolific of the tour. Find out here information, predictions, odds and how to watch the match in the US.
Nadal, as usual, is thriving on the clay in Paris. The Spaniard, who is looking to capture a record 21st Grand Slam, beat Argentinian Diego Schwartzman 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, 6-0 to improve to a 105-2 match record at the French Open. It will be his 14th semifinal at this Slam.
On the other hand, World No. 1 Novak Djokovic prevailed 6-3, 6-2, 6-7(5), 7-5 over Italian Matteo Berrettini in a dramatic match to reach the semifinals. The Serbian, 18-time Grand Slam winner, is looking for his second crown at Paris, where he lifted the trophy in 2016.
Djokovic vs Nadal: Match Information
Date: Friday, June 11, 2021.
Time: 12.45 PM (ET)
Location: Court Philippe Chatrier, Paris.
Djokovic vs Nadal: Time by State in the US
ET: 12:45 PM
CT: 11.45 AM
MT: 10:45 AM
PT: 9:45 AM
Djokovic vs Nadal: Head to Head
Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will meet for a record 58th time on the ATP Tour. This will be their ninth encounter at Roland Garros, and it will be their 15th match in either the semifinals or finals in Grand Slams.
Their most recent match was in Rome's ATP final on May 16th. Nadal won in straight sets to lift his 10th crown at Italia’s capital. He also tied the 36 ATP Masters 1000 trophies of the Serbian. Despite Djokovic leading the series 29-28, Nadal is the master of clay.
The Spaniard has won their last five encounters on this surface. He leads 19-7 on clay in total, and 9-4 on clay in finals. However, Djokovic leads 15-13 in finals overall. It certainly won’t be an easy match for either of them.
How to watch or live stream Djokovic vs Nadal in the US
The match between Nadal and Djokovic, to be played this Friday, June 11, 2021 will be broadcasted in the US by Tennis Channel and NBC.
Djokovic vs Nadal: Predictions and Odds
Oddsmakers have already done their predictions for the semifinal. According to FanDuel, Rafael Nadal is the clear favorite with odds of -265, while Novak Djokovic has odds of +215.
*Odds by FanDuel