Nadal huge favourite to win eighth French Open title after epic win over Djokovic

7Jun 2013

Roland Garros

The Spanish king of clay continues his Roland Garros reign but he's fought all the way by determined Djokovic at the French Open

Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic served up another Grand Slam classic today.

In their 35th meeting, the pair produced an epic five-set match which was won 9-7 by Nadal in the decider after more than four hours at Roland Garros.

The Spaniard is now the heavy 1.18 favourite to lift the 2013 French Open title - a win which would be his eighth tournament victory in Paris. He will play either Jo-Wilfried Tsonga or David Ferrer in the final.

In a hugely competitive clash, Nadal touched 4.0 on Betfair after being broken in his first service game of the final set with Djokovic trading at a low of 1.33 to triumph. Both men traded service games after that, and the Serbian only had to hold serve twice to make the final but couldn't get past his opponent in the eighth game.

And the 16th proved to be the key game as Nadal again broke Djokovic to seal his passage into the final. Rafa, who has now won 58 of his 59 matches on the clay of Roland Garros, was backed at a high of 16.0 to win in five sets.


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Keywords: Nadal, French Open, title, Djokovic

Source: Betfair

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