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3-1 to Zverev, Zverev holds his serves to take 3-1 lead.
1-0 to Zverev, Zverev draws first blood, breaks Nadal straightaway to take 1-0 lead.
Rafael Nadal & Alexander Zverev make their way into the court.
The semifinal contest is set to be played under the closed roof.
Match has been delayed by a few minutes due to rain.
Nadal vs Zverev Head to Head:
- The pair have not locked horns since 2021 at Rome.
- Last Meeting: Nadal scored a 6-3, 6-4 triumph.
- Overall Head to Head: The Spaniard holds a 6-3 edge in the head-to-head rivalry with Zverev.
- But the German has won three of their past four clashes.
- Nadal vs Zverev LIVE at 6:15PM IST
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French Open Semifinal LIVE: Nadal, the 13-time champion, faces Germany’s Alexander Zverev. Nadal himself has admitted that his chronic, long-term foot injury has put him on borrowed time.
“The last three months and a half for me, the only thing that I can say is haven’t been easy,” said the Spaniard after his epic four-set win over old rival Novak Djokovic in the quarter-finals.
“But I have to keep going.”
Nadal Chase 22nd GRAND SLAM: Nadal is chasing a record-extending 22nd Grand Slam title. He will move two in front of Djokovic and Roger Federer.
He is working constantly to find a cure for the foot issue.
“If we are not able to find an improvement or a small solution, then it’s becoming super difficult for me.
“I am just enjoying every day that I have the chance to be here, and without thinking much about what can happen in the future.
“I’m going to keep fighting to find a solution, but for the moment, we haven’t.”
Nadal’s win over defending champion and world number one Djokovic was the 110th of his 17-year Roland Garros career.
He has had to dig deep into his resources to reach his 15th semi-final in the French capital
It took him four hours and 21 minutes to defeat Felix Auger-Aliassime in the fourth round in a tie which saw him stretched to five sets for only the third time at the tournament.
Against Djokovic, he needed four hours and 12 minutes, saving two set points in the fourth set to avoid another five-setter.
Djokovic is the man responsible for two of Nadal’s three losses at the French Open.
With his career-long rival out of the way, and world number two Daniil Medvedev and fourth-ranked 2021 runner-up Stefanos Tsitsipas eliminated, Nadal remains favourite to lift the trophy on Sunday.
Against Zverev, he boasts a 6-3 winning record, capturing four of the pair’s five clay court meetings.
Alexander Zverev Search for First Grand Slam Title: Zverev, 11 years younger than Nadal, is still searching for a maiden Slam title. He is into a second successive French Open semi-final.
He defeated teenage sensation Carlos Alcaraz in the quarter-finals. But he has never defeated Nadal or Djokovic at the majors.
“I’m not 20 or 21 years old anymore; I’m 25. I am at the stage where I want to win, I’m at the stage where I’m supposed to win,” admitted the third seed.
Cilic vs Ruud in 2nd Semifinals: In Friday’s other semi-final, Marin Cilic takes on Casper Ruud. Both men having made the semi-finals at Roland Garros for the first time.
Cilic, 33, and the 2014 US Open champion, is only the fifth active player along with Nadal, Djokovic, Roger Federer and Andy Murray to have reached the semi-finals of all four Slams.
Cilic, ranked 23 in the world, is in his first semi-final at the majors since 2018.
Ruud is the first Norwegian man ever to make the last four of a Slam.
His testy quarter-final win over 19-year-old Holger Rune was his 65th on clay since the 2020 season. Seven of his eight titles have come on clay.
Ruud has a 2-0 edge over Cilic, including their only meeting on the surface in Rome.
Former world number three Cilic knocked out Medvedev in straight sets in the fourth round, without facing a break point, and seventh-ranked Andrey Rublev in the quarter-finals on the back of 33 aces and 88 winners.
Only two of his 20 career titles have come on clay courts, the most recent of which was at Istanbul in 2017.
When the French Open Semifinals LIVE will be played?
When is French Open 2022 semifinal between Rafa Nadal and Alexander Zverev taking place?
The French Open 2022 semifinal between Rafa Nadal and Alexander Zverev will take place on Friday (June 3).
What time is the French Open 2022 semifinal between Rafa Nadal and Alexander Zverev?
The French Open 2022 semifinal between Rafa Nadal and Alexander Zverev will start at 615pm IST on Friday.
Which channel will telecast the French Open 2022 semifinal between Rafa Nadal and Alexander Zverev?
The French Open 2022 semifinal between Rafa Nadal and Alexander Zverev will be telecast live on Sony Sports Network. The live telecast of Roland Garros in India will be available on Sony TEN 2, Sony TEN 3, Sony TEN 4 and Sony SIX.
Where can I livestream French Open 2022 semifinal between Rafa Nadal and Alexander Zverev?
The French Open 2022 semifinal between Rafa Nadal and Alexander Zverev is available on livestream on SonyLiv website and app.
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