Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal face each other in the semifinals at Roland Garros.

The Serbian global number one settled in the quarterfinals with Matteo Berrettini, while Nadal was too strong for Diego Schwartzman.

The 34-year-old Djokovic made a clear impression for a long time against the ninth-seeded Berrettini, who was already broken in his second serve in the first set and has been behind the scenes ever since.

The Serb nevertheless lost the third set via a tiebreak, after which he still triumphed against the Italian in front of empty stands and after two missed match points: 6-3, 6-2, 6-7 (5), 7-5.

It was striking that Djokovic made a rather aggressive impression on the clay after the victory.

With a grim look, he let out several primordial screams and then yelled something unintelligible to the side, before beating his chest with his fist.

It is unclear why he was so agitated.

Just before 11 p.m., the match between Djokovic and Berrettini was halted because the spectators had to leave the stands at Court Philippe-Chatrier because of the curfew.

In all of France, no one is allowed to be on the street from 11pm to 6am without a valid reason.

In the last four, Djokovic will face his rival Nadal on Friday, which is a repeat of last year's Roland Garros final.

Nadal won that final battle in three sets and thus won his thirteenth Roland Garros title, making him the record holder.

It is the eleventh time in total and for the third year in a row that Djokovic has reached the semifinals at Roland Garros.

The eighteen-time Grand Slam winner, for whom clay is not the preferred surface, only won the tournament in Paris in 2016.

Rafael Nadal lets out a primal cry after a point won against Diego Schwartzman.

Rafael Nadal lets out a primal cry after a point won against Diego Schwartzman.

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Nadal convinces against Schwartzman

Earlier in the day, Nadal reached the semifinals in Paris by convincingly dealing with Schwartzman.

The 35-year-old Spaniard needed 2 hours and 48 minutes to get rid of the Argentine number ten in the world: 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, 6-0.

After a convincing first set, Nadal had to take a set on the Paris clay for the first time since 2019 (4-6).

Then the third-seeded Spaniard recovered and took the third (6-4) and fourth set (6-0).

He was in a class of his own, especially in the last set.

Despite this, Nadal can't look back on an entirely flawless performance against Schwartzman on the Court Philippe-Chatrier.

He made no less than 29 unnecessary mistakes, ten less than his opponent.

He made up for that by hitting many more winners (35 at 26).

Nadal can claim the record number of Grand Slam titles for the first time in his career at Roland Garros. He currently shares the record with 20 titles with Roger Federer, who withdrew from Paris on Sunday so that his knee does not become overloaded towards Wimbledon.