French Open - 'Where did that come from?' - Novak Djokovic laughs at Rafael Nadal brilliance with mad shot
World number one Novak Djokovic said "the vibes are different" this year as he prepared to meet Rafael Nadal at Roland Garros for the second consecutive year after losing to the 13-time champion in Paris in the final last year. The pair played some absurdly good shots during their huge French Open semi-final, and one was so brilliant that Djokovic just had to laugh at it.
'Where did that come from?' - Djokovic laughs at Nadal brilliance with mad shot
"It has to be that good at the moment!" exclaimed Eurosport's Simon Reed on commentary as Nadal left Djokovic laughing with a drop shot played while running backwards and to the side in a desperate reaction.
"Where did that come from?" wondered Miles Maclagan, also on commentary.
"You see how sweetly the return was struck that it forced Nadal into that sort of shot, but the hands are just so good, the awareness of where the racket face is."
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Djokovic, 34, has won the French Open once, in 2016, compared to Nadal's 13 titles at Roland Garros but both men are in the hunt to end their careers with the most Grand Slam titles to their names.
The winner of this titanic clash will take on Stefanos Tsitsipas, who earlier reached his first Grand Slam final - and made history by becoming Greece's first to do so too.
The fifth seed showed all his class and supreme form as he battled past Alexander Zverev, 6-3 6-3 4-6 4-6 6-3 in their semi-final on Friday afternoon.