Novak Djokovic produced one of his best performances ever at Roland Garros to inflict a 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-2 defeat to the thirteen-time champion Rafael Nadal in the semifinals on Friday.
The shooting of both players often left fans panting with surprise and led many in the tennis community to describe it match as one of the best in the history of the sport.
In this context, Mischa Zverev and Ana Ivanovic gave their thoughts on the Titanic semifinals. Zverev, the former world number 25, compared the fight to a video game because of his perfection in making shots and movement. In the meantime, Ivanovic claimed Novak DjokovicThe win was “influential” in the GOAT debate.
“It was amazing and hard to describe, because everyone saw them play well and every time they start over, you think it’s impossible, but they still produce a quality show from another planet,” Zverev said on Eurosport.
“The third set had ups and downs. Sometimes it was like a computer game because no matter where they hit the ball, the second was already there to receive the ball. It seems impossible to give winning shots, don’t make unforced mistakes, and finally one of the two manages to make a difference. “
According to Misha Zverev, the match could have passed Rafael Nadal just as easily. He believes that the Spaniard did not make a mistake with his foot and was simply outplayed by Novak Đoković.
“It’s just unimaginable the way they played,” he added. “It could have turned the other way. But then again, there were hardly any unforced errors. They both tried hard and did it well. So you can’t say Rafael Nadal didn’t do the right thing, it was just amazing tennis Novak was too good before the end. “
It is really nice to see how competitive Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are: Ana Ivanovic
2008 Roland Garros champion Ana Ivanovic also praised Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. The Serbian woman pointed out that some of the rallies at the game kept her on the edge of the seat.
“It was amazing, amazing tennis and I love watching them both play,” Ivanovic told Eurosport. “Novak was so aggressive and some of the rallies led me to sit on the edge of a chair and it was really nice to see how competitive they were both.”
When asked how Novak Djokovic’s victory over Rafael Nadal affected the debate on GOAT, Ana Ivanovic said that it was the kind of result that “changes the course of history”.
“It simply came to our notice then [influential in the GOAT debate]”Ivanovic said.” Novak has had many such situations in the past, even at the US Open several times match points were needed against Federer. I think I saw it happen at Wimbledon. So these moments change direction and write history. “