The legendary semi-final between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, Friday June 11 at Roland Garros, has reached new heights. So much so that, a rare thing, male and female players, former players or former players, unanimously praised the performance of the two men, their level of play. This praise is synthesized by this tweet from Nicolas Mahut: “What is the name of the sport that Nadal and Djokovic practice? I don’t know, but it looks so damn good“. Overview of the outstanding reactions on social networks.
What is the name of the sport that Nadal and Djokovic practice? I don’t know but it looks really good … #legends
– Nico Mahut (@nmahut) June 11, 2021
Nicolas mahut, winner of the four Grand Slam doubles titles.
— Maria Sharapova (@MariaSharapova) June 11, 2021
“In awe of what we have just experienced during the last four hours. Djokovic, Nadal champions forever” – Maria Sharapova, five Grand Slam titles, including two at Roland Garros.
Do we tennis players play the same sport as the two of them?
– diego schwartzman (@dieschwartzman) June 11, 2021
“Do we play the same sport as the two of them?” – Diego Schwartzman, semi-finalist at Roland-Garros.
– Andy Murray (@andy_murray) June 11, 2021
“You can’t play better tennis on clay than that. It’s perfect.” – Andy Murray, three Grand Slam titles, five finals at the Australian Open, finalist at Roland Garros.
– Lucas Pouille (@la_pouille) June 11, 2021
Lucas Pouille, semi-finalist at the Australian Open.
– Juan M. del Potro (@delpotrojuan) June 11, 2021
“Huge game. I can’t believe the game they played. Thanks Novak and Rafael. I dream of seeing them again.” – Juan Martin del Potro, winner of the US Open, twice semi-finalist at Roland Garros.
Pleasure to watch this matchup. Unreal effort/execution from Novak. He was the better player on the day. What a match …
— andyroddick (@andyroddick) June 11, 2021
“A pleasure to watch this game. Unreal effort / execution by Novak. He was the best player of the day. What a game …” – Andy Roddick, winner of the US Open, three-time finalist at Wimbledon.
— Juan Monaco (@picomonaco) June 11, 2021
“What a great game!” – Juan Monaco, eighth finalist at Roland Garros.
– Julien Benneteau (@julienbenneteau) June 11, 2021
Julien benneteau, quarter-finalist at Roland-Garros.
– Henri Leconte (@henrileconteoff) June 11, 2021
Henri leconte, finalist at Roland-Garros.
The greatest match ever played… https://t.co/yLN0RsmPiW
— Chris Evert (@ChrissieEvert) June 11, 2021
“The greatest game ever played” – Chris Evert, 18 Grand Slam titles, including seven at Roland Garros.