Novak Djokovic’s epic battle with Rafael Nadal in the Roland Garros semi-finals began trending on Twitter long before the match ticked over the four-hour mark.
After 13-time champion Nadal won the opening set, Djokovic fought back to win 3-6, 6-3, 7-6(4), 6-2 to set up a meeting with Stefanos Tsitsipas in Sunday’s final.
Below are some of the tweets from prominent members of the tennis community engrossed in the match.
— Andy Murray (@andy_murray) June 11, 2021
The greatest match ever played… https://t.co/yLN0RsmPiW
— Chris Evert (@ChrissieEvert) June 11, 2021
Pleasure to watch this matchup. Unreal effort/execution from Novak. He was the better player on the day. What a match …
— andyroddick (@andyroddick) June 11, 2021
Los tenistas jugamos al mismo deporte que ellos dos? ??
— diego schwartzman (@dieschwartzman) June 11, 2021
The level is insane tho
— victoria azarenka (@vika7) June 11, 2021
One of the very best matches I’ve seen. Well done to Novak and Rafa. Brilliant tennis.
Massive props to Nole after digging himself out of a 0/5 hole in that 1st set.
Djokovic vs Tsitsipas for the 2021 RG title ?
— Darren Cahill (@darren_cahill) June 11, 2021
Phenomenal performance from @DjokerNole . Showing us why he is no.1 What a match from 2 of the greats of the game.
— Greg Rusedski (@GregRusedski1) June 11, 2021
— Heather Watson (@HeatherWatson92) June 11, 2021
— Maria Sharapova (@MariaSharapova) June 11, 2021
There Is No Doubt Djokovic
Is a major Machine…
Rafa Takes Your ❤️
— Cher (@cher) June 11, 2021
— Daria Kasatkina (@DKasatkina) June 11, 2021
— Juan M. del Potro (@delpotrojuan) June 11, 2021
El resumen del @RafaelNadal vs @DjokerNole es que juegan a otro deporte diferente.Durante muchos momentos ha sido posiblemente el mejor partido que he visto en muchos años.Siempre contigo Rafa?Gracias!!
— Feliciano López (@feliciano_lopez) June 11, 2021
Wow wow wow. Djokovic!!! @DjokerNole
— Mónica Puig (@MonicaAce93) June 11, 2021
— Daniel Vallverdu (@danielvallverdu) June 11, 2021
That’s unreal from @DjokerNole
— Patrick McEnroe (@PatrickMcEnroe) June 11, 2021
— Neal Skupski (@nealskupski) June 11, 2021
There is no higher level of sport than this
— Tennys Sandgren (@TennysSandgren) June 11, 2021