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The Tennis matchup of the year to be played on Friday..French Open Semifinals.

coolstanleycoolstanley Posts: 2,461 ✭✭✭✭✭

Novak Djokovic is going for the record..23 Grand Slams. Him and Rafael Nadal currently are tied at 22 Grand Slams won. Djokovic will play the #1 player in the World Carlos Alcaraz in Friday's semifinals. Alcaraz, the tournament favorite, has so far destroyed every opponent in his path on his way to the semis. Including a straight sets win over #5 seed Stefanos Tsitsipas, the 2021 French Open finalist. Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz will play in the French Open semifinals on Friday in the most anticipated match of the tournament. Djokovic, eyeing a record-breaking 23rd Grand Slam men’s singles title, rallied past 11th-seeded Russian Karen Khachanov 4-6, 7-6 (0), 6-2, 6-4. The Serb reached his 45th career major semifinal, one shy of Roger Federer‘s men’s record. “This match, everyone wants to watch,” Alcaraz said. “I really wanted to play this match as well. I always say that if you want to be the best, you have to beat the best.”
Alcaraz, who at last year’s U.S. Open became the first male teen to win a major since Rafael Nadal in 2005, is at this event the youngest man to be the top seed at a major since Boris Becker at 1987 Wimbledon.

The Djokovic-Alcaraz semifinal will produce the clear favorite for Sunday’s final given left-handed 14-time French Open champion Nadal is out this year with a hip injury and No. 2 seed Daniil Medvedev lost in the first round. Djokovic and Nadal share the record 22 men’s major titles.

Djokovic and Alcaraz met once, with Alcaraz winning last year on clay in Madrid 6-7 (5), 7-5, 7-6 (5).

“[Alcaraz] brings a lot of intensity on the court,” Djokovic said, before breaking into a smile. “Reminds me of someone from his country that plays with a left hand.

Terry Bradshaw was AMAZING!!

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    coolstanleycoolstanley Posts: 2,461 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Terry Bradshaw was AMAZING!!

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    galaxy27galaxy27 Posts: 7,137 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Joker will not escape Alcatraz

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    DrBusterDrBuster Posts: 5,306 ✭✭✭✭✭

    This is the least tv'd French Open I've ever remembered.........

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    coolstanleycoolstanley Posts: 2,461 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @DrBuster said:
    This is the least tv'd French Open I've ever remembered.........

    I think the Men's and Women's final will be live on NBC. But yeah, ESPN used to cover this Major. Now its mostly tennis channel and Bally sports network.

    Terry Bradshaw was AMAZING!!

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    coolstanleycoolstanley Posts: 2,461 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Mr Tyson is in the crowd.

    Terry Bradshaw was AMAZING!!

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    galaxy27galaxy27 Posts: 7,137 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Djokovic is such a beast

    just disemboweling this kid

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    PaulMaulPaulMaul Posts: 4,708 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 9, 2023 5:14PM

    Too bad Alcaraz had the cramping problem…kinda let the air out of the match 😕

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    coolstanleycoolstanley Posts: 2,461 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @PaulMaul said:
    Too bad Alcaraz had the cramping problem…kinda let the air out of the match 😕

    Yeah he was all but done when the cramping started. Djokovic took away his legs after all the running Alcaraz had to do to win points.

    Terry Bradshaw was AMAZING!!

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    coolstanleycoolstanley Posts: 2,461 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 10, 2023 4:53AM

    The Joker going for the SLAM record. Pretty impressive considering that he was kept out of two Slams in 2022 due to his vax status.

    Live on NBC Sunday @ 9:00 AM.

    Terry Bradshaw was AMAZING!!

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    coolstanleycoolstanley Posts: 2,461 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Terry Bradshaw was AMAZING!!

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    Mickey71Mickey71 Posts: 4,234 ✭✭✭✭

    He's a terminator

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    TabeTabe Posts: 5,927 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @coolstanley said:
    The Joker going for the SLAM record. Pretty impressive considering that he was kept out of two Slams in 2022 due to his vax status.

    And got DQ'ed from another.

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    craig44craig44 Posts: 10,534 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I remember thinking back when Sampras retired that no one would ever touch his singles record. I never would have dreamed that 3 players from the same era would destroy it.

    George Brett, Roger Clemens and Tommy Brady.

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    DrBusterDrBuster Posts: 5,306 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Dude is a beast.

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    coolstanleycoolstanley Posts: 2,461 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The Michael Jordan answer. Pure class!

    Terry Bradshaw was AMAZING!!

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    coolstanleycoolstanley Posts: 2,461 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 23, 2023 9:33PM

    Terry Bradshaw was AMAZING!!

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    waxman2745waxman2745 Posts: 725 ✭✭✭

    Djokovic and Alcaraz will go head to head this Sunday in the Wimbledon final.

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    coolstanleycoolstanley Posts: 2,461 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @waxman2745 said:
    Djokovic and Alcaraz will go head to head this Sunday in the Wimbledon final.

    The #1 seed vs the #2 seed. Huge match that will determine the #1 ranking. This match will draw some high ratings for sure.

    Terry Bradshaw was AMAZING!!

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    coolstanleycoolstanley Posts: 2,461 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Djokovic is breaking all the records.

    Djokovic's semifinal win broke a tie with Chris Evert for the most Grand Slam final appearances ever.

    https://www.yahoo.com/sports/wimbledon-2023-novak-djokovic-beats-jannik-sinner-heads-to-third-grand-slam-final-this-year-153711012.html

    Terry Bradshaw was AMAZING!!

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    waxman2745waxman2745 Posts: 725 ✭✭✭

    @coolstanley said:

    @waxman2745 said:
    Djokovic and Alcaraz will go head to head this Sunday in the Wimbledon final.

    The #1 seed vs the #2 seed. Huge match that will determine the #1 ranking. This match will draw some high ratings for sure.

    Alcaraz is the Champion. Perhaps a changing of the guard. Too early to tell. This loss might motivate Djokovic even more when it comes time for the US Open.

    Adam
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    coolstanleycoolstanley Posts: 2,461 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @waxman2745 said:

    @coolstanley said:

    @waxman2745 said:
    Djokovic and Alcaraz will go head to head this Sunday in the Wimbledon final.

    The #1 seed vs the #2 seed. Huge match that will determine the #1 ranking. This match will draw some high ratings for sure.

    Alcaraz is the Champion. Perhaps a changing of the guard. Too early to tell. This loss might motivate Djokovic even more when it comes time for the US Open.

    No doubt. It was a fun and entertaining match. Match could've gone either way.

    Terry Bradshaw was AMAZING!!

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    waxman2745waxman2745 Posts: 725 ✭✭✭

    @coolstanley said:

    No doubt. It was a fun and entertaining match. Match could've gone either way.

    Agreed. It was close for sure. I still think that Djokovic is the man to beat at the US Open, but there are alot of guys who do well on hard courts (Alcaraz, Medvedev, etc).

    Adam
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