Nadal Djokovic`s final obstacle on the path to tennis legend status
Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal breezed past their opponents, both in straight sets, to settle an encounter in the French Open final.
Djokovic beat a mistake-prone Roger Federer 6-4, 7-5, 6-3 to reach his first final in Paris, while Nadal didn`t give compatriot David Ferrer a single chance - 6-2, 6-2, 6-1.
The No. 1 lost three previous semifinals at Roland Garros, including last year, when Federer stopped the Serb`s 43-match winning streak. However, the 16-time major champion didn`t show his best on Friday, ending up with an enormous 46 unforced errors against Djokovic`s 17.
Djokovic won Wimbledon and the U.S. Open last year, then the Australian Open in January.
If the Serb beats six-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal in Sunday`s decider, he will become only the third man in tennis history with four major titles in a row, with the last such achievement coming at the hands of Rod Laver in 1969.