Connect with us


Federer to battle Nadal in French Open semi-finals



After sensational quarterfinal matches by both players, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will go head to head in the semifinal of the ongoing French Open tennis championship.

20-time Grand Slam champion Federer endured three hours and 17 minutes on Court Suzanne Lenglen to win 7-6 (7-4) 4-6 7-6 (7-5) 6-4 over fellow Swiss, Stan Wawrinka in the last eight.

Shortly before Federer won, Nadal completed a 6-1 6-1 6-3 win over Kei Nishikori in the last eight.

Both matches were interrupted because of thunderstorms in Paris.

Read Also: Balogun, Iheanacho, other Eagles with limited club action to face Zimbabwe

After the game, 37-year-old Federer, who dropped his first set since the start of the tournament, said: “We played a great match today.

“The break for the rain makes it’s tough for players because it breaks your rhythm.”

33-year-old Nadal is into his 12th semi-final at Roland Garros and has won the tournament on all of the 11 previous occasions he has reached this stage.

“It is an incredible feeling, so much emotion,” he said after his victory.

“It is important for me to make another semi-final. I am very happy.”

Both superstars will battle for a spot in the final of this year’s French Open on Friday.

Join the conversation


Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism

Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.

As a media platform, we hold leadership accountable and will not trade the right to press freedom and free speech for a piece of cake.

If you like what we do, and are ready to uphold solutions journalism, kindly donate to the Ripples Nigeria cause.

Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.

Donate Now