French Open: Rafael Nadal defeats old foe Novak Djokovic in epic encounter at Roland Garros

‘Seun Ibukun-Oni, Abuja


Daily Courier – Rafael Nadal won a classic late-night battle with old foe Novak Djokovic to reach the semi-finals of the French Open.

The Spaniard, looking for a 14th Roland Garros title, battled to a 6-2 4-6 6-2 7-6 (7-4) victory over the defending champion and world No 1, in a match lasting four hours and 12 minutes which finished at 1.15 am local time.