Take a look back at the breathtaking battle between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal during their 2021 Roland-Garros semi-final. Never beaten at this stage of the tournament, the defending champion finally cracked in the Parisian night, at the end of a magnificent and memorable 4h10 thriller (3-6, 6-3, 7-6(4), 6-2). A triumph confirmed by the world No.1, who lifted his second Coupe des Mousquetaires two days later.
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Friday 22 March 2019
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- ©Cédric Lecocq / FFTRG Classic Match: Djokovic – Nadal (semi-final 2021)
- ©Roland-GarrosMemories of a champion : Justine Henin
Crowned in 2003, 2005, 2006 and 2007, Justine Henin shares her best memories of Roland-Garros. A life changing tournament for the little Belgium girl she was when she first came to Paris.
- ©Corinne Dubreuil / FFTRG Classic Match: Nadal – Zverev (semi-final 2022)
Incredible match, incredible outcome for this 2022 semi-final. Pushed to his limits by an impressive Alexander Zverev, Rafael Nadal had to save four first-set points against the German, who then served to win the second set before a cruel end to the match that you may remember!
- Memories of a champion: Marc Rosset
Almost thirty years later, the Swiss Marc Rosset remembers his best memories at Roland-Garros. From watching Borg's matches and Yannick Noah's final on TV, he ended up playing on the court Philippe-Chatrier himself. On the clay, he managed to reach the semi-final in 1996. Beating Stefan Edberg in the fourth round, then Bernd Karbacher – thanks to a special fan in the crowd: Jean-Paul Belmondo -, he talks with honesty and humour about this adventure and has only one regret: not being able to face Yevgueni Kafelnikov in the final.
- FFTMemories of a champion: Gustavo Kuerten
Smiling, 'Guga' talks about his epic victories in Roland-Garros. From the inexplicable in 1997, to the 11 match points saved by Norman in the 2000 final, and the emotions he’s been through in 2001, he remembers the three Grand Slam he won and the particular relationship he developed with the crowd in Paris.