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Tennis: Nadal wins third set to lead Djokovic 2-1 in Paris quarter-final

Tennis: Nadal wins third set to lead Djokovic 2-1 in Paris quarter-final
June 1, 2022 Reuters

PARIS (Reuters) – Rafa Nadal broke world number one Novak Djokovic's serve twice to win the third set 6-2 and take a 2-1 lead in their French Open quarter-final on Tuesday.

Reigning champion Djokovic of Serbia rallied from a double break down and a 3-0 deficit to win the second set 6-4 after Nadal won the opening set 6-2, with the duration of the contest at thethree-hour mark.

The Spaniard has won 13 out of his record 21 Grand Slam titles on the Parisian red clay and the winner of the contest on Court Philippe Chatrier will meet German third seed Alexander Zverev for a place in Sunday's final.