Indian cricketers react to Novak Djokovic's victory over Rafael Nadal in an intense match

Novak Djokovic defeated 13-time champion Rafael Nadal in the semi-final of the French Open.

Novak Djokovic celebrates after winning the match | GETTY

Indian cricketers reacted to Novak Djokovic's win over 13-time champion Rafael Nadal in the semi-final of the French Open. It was Nadal's only third defeat in 16 years and 108 matches at the French Open.

Djokovic became the first man to beat Nadal twice at the French Open and he defeated him 3-6, 6-3, 7-6, 6-2 at the Court Philipp-Chatrier. Even Indian cricketers were astonished by the high-intensity face-off between two Tennis stars.

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"Nadal lost the semi-final at #rolandgarros2021? It's a joke surely.. oh it is a Djoke," tweeted former India batsman Wasim Jaffer. 

 

India wicket-keeper batsman Dinesh Karthik called Djokovic's win a great example of "Not giving up" and he suggested his followers to watch the game. "If anyone ever wants to know what “NOT GIVING UP” in sport means, plz switch on tele and watch these two legends play.If you’ve slept in India already, please watch this match in replay, Highlights will never ever do justice to this quality of tennis," Karthik tweeted.

R Ashwin and Washington Sundar also posted tweets for the epic encounter. Djokovic will now lock horns against Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas in the finals.

 

 
 

By Sihyeu Singh - 12 Jun, 2021

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