The crowd is noisy, disrupting Djokovic's rhythm as he serves and he plays a double fault. Novak Djokovic fought bravely, and the standard of the rallies was consistently higher than it had been during the three rain-affected hours of play on Sunday. Djokovic, aiming to become only the third man in history to hold all four Grand Slam titles simultaneously, seemed to have the upper hand on his rival when Parisian drizzle had forced them off on Sunday. Rafael Nadal did what he always does on clay: Accessibility links Skip to article Skip to navigation.
UConn wins big, looks ready for Selection Monday and No. Nadal started in something resembling French, then switched to Spanish, then to Catalan, and finally English, the crowd laughing at his sharp linguistic turns. The spectators have finally made their way into Philippe Chatrier and are screaming at the end of every point - the atmosphere's electric.
The Americans are also prisoners of TV's insistence on loading the schedule at the end for a dramatic final weekend, regardless of the protests of the players, the public or, heaven forfend, the rest of the media.
Boeheim at or near speed limit in fatal crash Syracuse Orange. Some poor footwork from Djokovic caused an error that put Nadal potentially only 6 points from victory, but he found some big serves to keep the fourth set on serve at 4-4. Nadal-Djokovic French finale postponed by rain 2453d.
By Simon Briggs. Already down a set and serving at 3-3, 30-15 in the second, Djokovic sailed two forehands long to hand a break point to Nadal, who converted by ending an 18-shot exchange with a forehand winner down the line. As we all know, Rafael Nadal is on incredible form. They did not return to the court; when the postponement was announced to the remaining fans in the stands, some responded with boos.
Excellent rally for the third point and it goes Djokovic's way as Nadal drills a backhand into the net... Here's hoping this won't be the second.
Nadal to open the fourth set. Let's not forget Djokovic is world number one though - if anyone can challenge the Spaniard, it's him.
He was not looking happy on court, his forehand is off and he was finding no way to challenge his opponent.
Just when you think these guys could have no energy left they're smacking that ball at an unreal pace. Roland Garros - Djokovic has won every point on his serve so far in the fourth set v Nadal. Finally the final we'd been hoping for has arrived on court Philippe Chatrier.
But Nadal saves a break point for the first time.