Finally, the French Open final has arrived..!
Defending champion Rafael Nadal beat British No. 1 Andy Murray in straight sets 6-3, 6-2, 6-1 to reach his ninth French Open final in 10 years.
The top-seeded Spaniard will now face a final showdown with second seed Novak Djokovic on Sunday at Roland Garros, who defeated Ernests Gulbis 6-3, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 in other semi-final earlier in the day.
If Nadal wins the French Open finals on Sunday then he will be the first man in history to win a Grand Slam in 10 consecutive years and his 14th major title overall. There is no doubt, the 28-year-old will have to play aggressively, especially with his forehand in order to win his ninth French Open title.
“He has the motivation to win Roland Garros for the first time, for sure. But at the same time, he has the pressure to win for the first time,” Nadal said. “I have the pressure that I want to win — and the motivation that I want to win — the ninth.”
While the No. 2 player Djokovic is keen to win his first title at Roland Garros and complete his Career Grand Slam on clay court.
Victory on Sunday would make Djokovic the No. 1 in the ATP Rankings. It is understood that the 27-year-old Serb has an impressive defense, but not enough to beat Nadal especially on clay.