French Open: Nadal beats Djokovic in thrilling 5-setter to reach final

Nadal improved to 58-1 at Roland Garros, including five wins over Djokovic. The French Open remains the only major title Djokovic has yet to win.

updated: June 07, 2013 22:25 IST
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Rafael Nadal won an epic semifinal against Novak Djokovic at the French Open to remain the King of Clay - for another couple of days, at least.

Seven-time champion Nadal twice let a lead slip away in the fourth set Friday, then came from behind in the fifth to beat the No. 1-ranked Djokovic 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 6-7 (3), 9-7.

Djokovic blew an easy overhead on the opening point on the final game and went on to lose serve at love, sending his final forehand long.

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