Novak Djokovic’s French Open semi-final victory over Rafael Nadal was so good that officials decided to suspend the controversial Covid-19 curfew in Paris.
In what is widely being described as one of the greatest tennis matches ever played, World No.1 Djokovic triumphed 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7/4), 6-2 to end 13-time champion Nadal’s French Open dominance.
Djokovic’s win saw him remain on course to capture a 19th major title and become the first man in over 50 years to win all four slams twice.
The Serb can accomplish the incredible feat if he’s successful in the final against Stefanos Tsitsipas, who beat Alexander Zverev in five sets to become Greece’s first grand slam finalist.
Djokovic’s victory was extraordinary on a number of different levels, not the least of which was the decision to allow fans to watch it well past the 11pm curfew in Paris.
The Covid-19 curfew in France has led to farcical scenes throughout the tournament as fans have been ushered out of the stands midway through matches.
Fortunately for those lucky 5000 spectators inside Court Philippe Chatrier for Djokovic’s epic win over Nadal, the 9pm curfew that had been in place for the majority of the tournament had been extended to 11pm local time.
However, it still meant fans faced the threat of being kicked out of Roland Garros before one of the greatest matches to ever unfold there had ended.
After a third set that lasted more than 90 minutes before Djokovic win in a tiebreak, French Open officials were faced with a dilemma around the unpopular curfew.
Boos could be heard ringing out as one of the organisers began addressing the crowd on the PA, only to be replaced with raucous cheers as it was revealed that officials had decided to relax the curfew and allow fans to stay and watch due to the “exceptional” nature of the contest.
“In agreement with the national authorities, the match will come to an end in your presence,” a stadium announcer explained to the delight of fans.
Djokovic – who became the first man to beat Nadal twice at Roland Garros – was full of praise for an opponent who has now only lost three times at the French Open in 108 matches.
Roger Federer’s mother reveals a secret about him
Lynette Federer talked about a secret of her son Roger Federer
Roger Federer will play an exhibition match in the Cape Town in South Africa,
The match will be between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal for the foundation of Federer.
The tickets were sold in minutes and they expect to break Tennis’s most attendance match by 50,000 fans.
Last year, Federer and Zverev broke the record with 43,000 fans in Mexico and in February
He will do it with Nadal.
Meanwhile, Roger Federer’s mother is happy about the match and to play in her country,
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She revealed a secret of her son and it might be one of the reasons of why He’s still playing Tennis.
“What amazes me most is the fire and zeal with which he is involved,”
“He still jokes in the dressing room with his opponents, playing a trick or two on them.“
“Somehow he is still there with almost childlike joy. That’s a good sign.”
Roger Federer will be playing an exhibition match on the 15th of January in Australia
to donate and help the bushfire victims, Rafael Nadal will join the match and many more stars as well.
Moreover, Maria Sharapova and Novak Djokovic donated $50,000 as She challenged him on Twitter.
Novak Djokovic father attack Roger Federer ‘he can go home’
This time, Novak Djokovic Father mentioned that Roger Federer doesnt’ want to retire
just because He can not accept that Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will be better than him.
“Why is this happening with Federer, who is still the most successful and best tennis player in the world?”
“That is a fact according to the results, which will not be for a long time. Because he cultivates so much animosity towards Novak.
Moreover, Srdan suggested that Roger Federer can go home and to more interesting things.
“They have developed a kind of respect over the years, but why do you think he still plays at 40?”
“Imagine that, a 40-year-old man still plays tennis, when he can go home and do some more interesting things.”
“But since both Nadal and Novak are breathing down his neck, he simply cannot accept the fact that they will be better than him.
“Go, man, raise children, do something else, go ski, do something. Tennis is not your whole life,”
“It is just my son’s current hobby. He is only a tennis player at the moment.”
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Novak Djokovic father attack Roger Federer he can go home
Back to Monte Carlo 2008 where Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer met in the S-Finals,
Roger Federer told Djokovic team to Be quite after they were talking about a long ball.
and not for so long, Novak Djokovic Father besides his wife started saying tough comments about Roger Federer.
And from the other side, Roger Federer never replied to the Serbian Couples to let their comments only in the media.
Nick Kyrgios tells Novak Djokovic’s father not to ‘push the blame’ onto Grigor Dimitrov
The fallout from the Adria Tour continues with Nick Kyrgios hitting back at Novak Djokovic’s father for trying to “push the blame” onto Grigor Dimitrov following a string of positive coronavirus tests.
The controversial tournament, the brainchild of 17-time Grand Slam winner Djokovic, took place in Serbia and Croatia despite the Covid-19 pandemic.
Players and fans did not wear facemasks during events and did not adhere to social distance rules with Djokovic insisting that they were following guidelines set out by the Serbia government.
The first big bombshell dropped on Sunday evening when world No 19 Dimitrov confirmed he returned a positive coronavirus test after returning home to Monaco, and Borna Coric and Viktor Troicki also tested positive, but the latter two were still in Croatia.
World No 1 Djokovic added his name to the list when he announced on Tuesday that both he and his wife Jelena tested positive for Covid-19 after they flew back to Serbia.
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His father, Srdjan, was unimpressed by Dimitrov and blamed the Bulgarian.
“Why did it happen? Because that man probably came sick, who knows from where,” Djokovic Sr. said of Dimitrov on RTL Croatia TV.
“He didn’t test here, he tested somewhere else … I think that’s not fair.
“He inflicted damage to both Croatia and to us as a family in Serbia.
“Nobody is feeling well because of this situation.”
Kyrgios, who has been very outspoken about the Adria Tour, hit back at Srdjan in an Instagram Story as he wrote ” don’t push the blame”.