Good afternoon and welcome to the Roland Garros live blog!

My name is Jeroen van Barneveld and I will keep you informed about the men's final between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal.



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Roland Garros · a few seconds ago

Break Nadal! 

0-1 (1-4)



Rafael Nadal shows Novak Djokovic all corners of the Court Philippe-Chatrier and breaks the number one in the world for the second time in the second set.

It seems to be a very painful afternoon for the Serb.

Roland Garros · 5 minutes ago

Game Nadal! 

Rafael Nadal is extremely careful with his points with the knife to the throat and again makes no mistake on his service game.

He comes in at 1-3.

5 minutes ago

Roland Garros 12 minutes ago

Break Nadal! 

0-1 (1-2)



Novak Djokovic continues to mess on his own service against Rafael Nadal, who hits all the balls back to the Serbian number one in the world like a goalkeeper.

He has no answer for that.

Roland Garros · 14 minutes ago

Novak Djokovic looks desperately at his coaching staff after being wiped off the track 0-6 by an unleashed Rafael Nadal.

The Serbian seems to be in better shape in the second set, but he is not convincing yet.

Roland Garros 19 minutes ago

Game Nadal! 

With pain and effort, Rafael Nadal takes over his own service game.

Novak Djokovic is still 30-15, but the next two points go to Nadal.

So it is 1-1 in the second set.

Roland Garros 25 minutes ago

These are the stats for the first set between Nadal and Djokovic:



Djokovic-Nadal:


Winners: 11-10


Unnecessary fouls: 13-2


Aces: 0-2


First service percentage: 42% -76%

Roland Garros 27 minutes ago

Game Djokovic! 

The final is almost an hour old and only now Novak Djokovic takes his first game in this battle with Rafael Nadal in Paris.

The Serb retains his first service game in the second set and comes to 1-0.

27 minutes ago

Roland Garros 36 minutes ago

Set Nadal! 

0-1 (0-6)



Rarely will Novak Djokovic be so humiliated as in this first set of the Roland Garros final against Rafael Nadal.

The Serbian number one in the world is not involved at all against the Spanish clay court king and makes unnecessary mistakes.

Without giving up a game, Nadal wins the first set with awesome numbers: 0-6.

Roland Garros 41 minutes ago

Break Nadal! 

0-0 (0-5)



A staggeringly weak Novak Djokovic piles foul upon foul against an unleashed Rafael Nadal, who seems to win the first set with a so-called bagel.

The Spaniard will now serve for set win.

Roland Garros one hour ago

Break Nadal! 

0-0 (0-4)



Does this final of Roland Garros threaten to be a failure for Novak Djokovic?

The Serbian also loses his second service in the first set and sees Rafael Nadal then run to 0-4.

The final battle has only been underway for 35 minutes.

Roland Garros one hour ago

Game Nadal! 

Rafael Nadal pulls over his service with pain and effort.

Novak Djokovic drags another deuce out of the fire, but then the Spaniard runs out to 0-2.

Roland Garros one hour ago

Break Nadal! 

0-0 (0-1)



The battle immediately ignites in the men's final of Roland Garros and Rafael Nadal saves the first service game from Novak Djokovic.

A dramatic start for the Serbian number one in the world.

an hour ago

Roland Garros one hour ago

Game on! 

The Roland Garros final is on its way.

Who will win the Grand Slam tournament in Paris?

Rafael Nadal again?

Or Novak Djokovic?

Roland Garros one hour ago

Rafael Nadal reports on the clay court Philippe-Chatrier that he loves.

The final between Novak Djokovic and Nadal will start in Paris in less than ten minutes.

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Roland Garros 2 hours ago

Rafael Nadal won Roland Garros twelve times: from 2005 to 2008, from 2010 to 2014 and from 2017 to 2019.

Roland Garros 2 hours ago

Balance spreads to Nadal at Roland Garros


In total Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal met 55 times before.

The position in the mutual confrontations is 29-26 in favor of the Serbian, but at Roland Garros he won only one of the seven matches against the Majorcan: in the quarterfinals in 2015.

For Nadal, that was only his second and last defeat in Paris.

Roland Garros 2 hours ago

For Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, it will be their ninth meeting in a Grand Slam final.

Both won four times.

Only Nadal and Federer faced each other equally often in a final piece at that level in the Open Era.

2 hours ago

Roland Garros 2 hours ago

Nadal record holder with thirteen final places


The 34-year-old Rafael Nadal is in the final battle of Roland Garros for the thirteenth time.

This makes him the only record holder in terms of the number of final places at one Grand Slam tournament.

He shared the record with Federer, who reached the Wimbledon final twelve times.

Roland Garros 2 hours ago

Nadal can be on a par with Federer


Rafael Nadal (nineteen victories) comes in number of Grand Slam titles on a par with Roger Federer, who is absent from Paris (twenty victories) when he settles Novak Djokovic in the final.

The Spaniard won Roland Garros no less than twelve times, won the US Open four times, was twice the best at Wimbledon and claimed the title at the Australian Open once.

Roland Garros 2 hours ago

Djokovic can follow in Laver's and Emerson's footsteps


When Novak Djokovic wins Roland Garros for the second time in his career on Sunday, he will join Rod Laver and Roy Emerson.

With a second title on the clay court in Paris, Djokovic will become the third player ever and the first player in the Open Era to have won all Grand Slam tournaments at least twice.

Only Laver and Emerson managed to do that earlier in the 1960s.

Roland Garros 2 hours ago

Another hour until the start of the men's final between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal.

Who will win the Grand Slam tournament in Paris today?

  • Novak Djokovic

  • Rafael Nadal

Roland Garros 3 hours ago

Mladenovic and Babos extend title in doubles


The French Kristina Mladenovic and her Hungarian partner Timea Babos are prolonging their title in doubles at Roland Garros.

Mladenovic and Babos are too strong in two sets for the Chilean Alexa Guarachi and American Desirae Krawczyk: 6-4 and 7-5.

It is their fourth Grand Slam title in doubles.

Roland Garros 3 hours ago

In less than an hour and a half this will be the battlefield of the men's final at Roland Garros between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal: the Court Philippe-Chatrier.

Due to the corona measures, a maximum of a thousand spectators are welcome in the impressive stadium.

3 hours ago

Roland Garros8 hours ago

Djokovic follows in Laver and Emerson's footsteps at second title


When Novak Djokovic wins Roland Garros for the second time in his career today, he will join Rod Laver and Roy Emerson.

The Serb has to beat defending champion Rafael Nadal in the final.

With a second title on the clay court in Paris, Djokovic becomes the third player ever and the first player in the Open Era to have won all Grand Slam tournaments at least twice.

Only Laver and Emerson managed to do that earlier in the 1960s.

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