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! 

0-0 (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 7 minutes 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 25 minutes 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 34 minutes 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.

34 minutes ago

Roland Garros 39 minutes 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 43 minutes 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 one hour ago

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

Roland Garros one hour 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 one hour 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.

an hour ago

Roland Garros one hour 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 2 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 2 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.

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Roland Garros 7 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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