Roland Garros SF: What time does Rafael Nadal play against Novak Djokovic in Paris?

Defending champion Rafael Nadal is closing in on a 14th Roland Garros final as he prepares to face Novak Djokovic in Friday’s semifinals. 

It is a repeat of last year’s final which Rafa won 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 to win a fourth consecutive French Open title. Rafa has won seven of eight matches against the Serb at Roland Garros, with the only loss coming in the 2015 quarterfinals.

Date: June 11, 2021

Match Time: Not before 5:30 PM local time / 11:30 AM EDT –  New York, Montreal /  4:30 PM BST – United Kingdom / 5:30 PM  CEST – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / misnight AEST – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.

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It will be the 58th installment of one of the great rivalries in tennis history, with Nole currently leading the head-to-head series 29-28. Rafa is 5-0 in their last four clay-court encounters.

Rafa on playing Nole:

“Always a big challenge. That’s something that is good because in some way we are practising, we are living the sport for these moments. So that’s a good thing. The negative thing, it’s difficult because you play against one of the best players of the history. That’s how it is.

“We know each other well. Everybody knows that in these kind of matches, anything can happen. The player who is playing better that day is the player that going to have better chances, no?”


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