The world number one became the first man to win the ‘King of Clay’ in the semi-finals at Roland Garros and also the first man to win a match against Nadal at the French Open after the first set.
After an outbreak when Nadal scored 5-0 in the first set, Djokovic rallied and stepped up to the right of tennis power and passion for stroke.
Djokovic came up with 50 wins, while Nadal committed 55 ineffective offenses as he was seen struggling physically during the closing stages of the match.
However, Djokovic deserves the mysterious victory of Philippe-Chatrier, the Nadal court is often invisible.
“It is a privilege to face Rafa in such an incredible competition,” Djokovic said. “Tonight it was my biggest match in Paris.”
Those fans were lucky enough to have tickets for the match despite being allowed to stay at its conclusion, despite the fact that it was more than 11 o’clock for Covid-19, which had previously forced spectators to leave Roland Garros despite the semi-finals.
Fans cheered as the French official revealed that the public had agreed to let the spectators stay for the rest of the match.
“Maybe it was not my best day today, even though I had to fight,” Nadal said.
“Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. I have a big chance. There are some crazy points, but it’s tired there.”
If Djokovic gets better from Tsitsipas, the Serbian will claim his 19th slam title, which would put him in the top 20 on the list shared by Nadal and Roger Federer.
Nadal, a 13-time champion at Roland Garros, has seen an impressive career record at 105 French Open matches with just three defeats. Two-thirds of those losses came at the hands of Djokovic, who also led Nadal to a lifetime title at the French Open seven-on-two.
Kevin Dotson contributed to this report.