Nadal drops major retirement hint after demolishing Djokovic in French quarters

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The world No.5 dropped a clue to the future of his two decade career after he defeated fierce rival Novak Djokovic in an up and down mammoth four-set tussle to earn himself a spot in the last four at Roland Garros.

Nadal was forced to comeback from a 5-2 deficit in the fourth set to land himself a spot in the semi-finals where he will play world No.3 Alexander Zverev.

"To win against Novak there’s only one way — to play at your best since the first point until the last,” the 13-time French Open champion, said in front of a Nadal-favoured crowd."Without a doubt there’s no other place like this one for me. It’s the most important court of my career, the most special one.The world No.5 defeated Novak Djokovic 6-2, 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 over long four hours on a cool Parisian night.

But the French specialist elaborated later in his press interview where he said he had his doctor by his side and was doing everything to win the final two matches and extend his Grand Slam tournament tally to 22 wins after his Australian Open win earlier this year. "We’re going to talk about it when my tournament finish but I am putting everything I have to try to play this tournament with the best conditions possible."

 

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