This was the 59th duel of Rafael Nadal against Novak Djokovic. It was also the most played encounter on the ATP circuit's history. Since the Spaniard won a 29th win, the balance is almost even. The Serb still has 30 victories. Roland-Garros is on the other side, with the match going 8-2 in favor of Roland-Garros' three-time champion.
This is the time it took to play the longest match. Rafael Nadal was able to resist for 18 minutes, before losing his service (3-3), in the second set. The match began with a fierce battle that lasted for 10 minutes.
Rafael Nadal reached the semi-finals at Roland-Garros for the fifteenth consecutive time in his professional career. To reach the fourteenth final, he will be facing Alexander Zverev Friday. He has lost only once in the last four matches, and that was against Novak Djokovic last year!
He also reached the final four of Grand Slam for the 37th consecutive time, but still trails Roger Federer (46) and Djokovic (42).
Rafael Nadal won a 110th victory in Roland-Garros, beating Novak Djokovic over the night from Tuesday to Wednesday. No one else does better at Grand Slam tournaments (Federer at Wimbledon, Djokovic at Roland-Garros)
This is the 7th consecutive time that a Nadal-Djokovic duel has lasted more than four hours (4:12). The Australian Open final, which saw 5h53 of play by Djokovic for the 2012 Australian Open final, is the record for longest match between them.
Their duel at Roland-Garros last year lasted 4h11 and also for four sets (victory for Djokovic: 3-6,6-3, 7-6 (7/4), 6), 6-2