Novak Djokovic got the French Open rematch he wanted against Rafael Nadal.
The tennis stars – who faced off in the French Open finals last year – met again during this year’s semifinals, which lasted four hours long.
Nadal won the first set 6-3 and Djokovic took the second set 6-3 followed by the third set 7-6 and the fourth set 6-2.
Ahead of the match – which marked the 58th time the pair have played against each other – Nadal, 35, was ranked third in the world, while Djokovic, 34 was ranked No. 1 among men’s singles tennis players.
(Friday’s match was the ninth meeting between Nadal and Djokovic at the French Open.)
After the match, Djokovic called it a “privilege” to play against Nadal. “You tell yourself no pressure, but there is a lot of pressure. Trust me,” Djokovic said. “Pressure is a privilege.”
Nadal is currently tied with Roger Federerwith 20 wins. Meanwhile, Djokovic has 18 Grand Slam championships under his belt.