Rafael Nadal didn’t get any trouble from Stan. Rafa won in straight sets 6-2 6-3 6-1. Stan broke his racquet when he was serving to stay in the first set at 5-1, and he won that point and then game and it was 5-2. From that moment Stan really gave hard fight to Rafa who maintained his game well today too. And eventually Rafa won crucial points and through to semis.
On the other hand, Novak worked hard for berth in semis. Tommy Haas really gave a great fight, but the top guy Novak done the damage at right time. And completed his match with 6-3 7-6 7-5. Haas another veteran who is playing very good tennis these day at the age of 35. The second set would have won by Haas in the tie breaker. with 4-2 lead in the tie break, Haas loss the set. But continued his fight for the next set too. But Djoker, the strong man through to semis and will play against Rafa on Friday. 🙂
Hope no rains on friday for this match. Last year they met here in final, which was interrupted by rain and forcibly prolonged to next day game. That match won by Rafa, but the recent form from Novak against Rafa is good. So expecting a great battle between these two.
And on the other semis would be Ferrer vs Tsonga.
- Novak, Rafa poised for semi showdown (iol.co.za)
- Rafa vs Novak, Roger vs Ferrer possible semis (cnufederer.wordpress.com)
- Nadal, Djokovic Three Sets From French Semifinal; Is The End Nigh For Federer? (tennis-x.com)