French Open: 4 classic Nadal v Djokovic matches


The French Open today serves up another edition of one of the biggest rivalries in tennis: Novak Djokovic against Rafael Nadal. This may only be the semi-final but the winner is widely expected to go on and lift the crown, meaning we should be in for a thrilling match. Nadal is favourite at 1.64, with Djokovic at 2.28.


Here are four classic encounters (plus one bonus video) to get you in the mood...


1. French Open 2012

Nadal puts the finishing touches to another title in Paris, sealing a hard-fought win in four sets.


2. Davis Cup 2011

Nadal is on song again, leading Spain to the Davis Cup title with a win over his arch-rival.


3. Monte Carlo 2013

Djokovic got some revenge earlier this year, coming out on top on Rafa's favoured surface.


4. Wimbledon 2011

On grass, Djokovic has held a slight advantage. Here he is taking the Wimbledon title two years ago.


Bonus: the greatest hits

To finish, here are eight minutes of the best points between Nadal and Djokovic. Enjoy!