French Open 2022 semifinals LIVE: Casper Ruud enters maiden Grand Slam final, Rafael Nadal advances to final after Alexander Zverev bows out with injury – Follow LIVE updates

French Open 2022 Semifinals LIVE – Ruud vs Cilic LIVE: 13-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal entered his second Grand Slam final…

French Open 2022 semifinals LIVE: Rafael Nadal eyes final, faces Alexander Zverev in semis, Casper Ruud & Marin Cilic to clash in other semifinal - Follow LIVE updates
French Open 2022 semifinals LIVE: Rafael Nadal eyes final, faces Alexander Zverev in semis, Casper Ruud & Marin Cilic to clash in other semifinal - Follow LIVE updates

French Open 2022 Semifinals LIVE – Ruud vs Cilic LIVE: 13-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal entered his second Grand Slam final of the year as he was given a walkover by Alexander Zverev on Friday. Zverev suffered an ankle injury after two sets in the contest and withdrew from the contest. Nadal will now meet Casper Ruud in the final.  Follow French Open live updates on Insidesport.IN

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Casper Ruud meanwhile defeated Marin Cilic 3-6, 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 in the semifinal to enter his maiden Grand Slam final.

  • Rafael Nadal w/o Alexander Zverev – 7-6, 6-6
  • Casper Ruud beat Marin Cilic – 3-6, 6-4, 6-2, 6-2
French Open 2022 semifinals LIVE: Rafael Nadal eyes final, faces Alexander Zverev in semis, Casper Ruud & Marin Cilic to clash in other semifinal - Follow LIVE updates
French Open 2022 semifinals LIVE: Rafael Nadal eyes final, faces Alexander Zverev in semis, Casper Ruud & Marin Cilic to clash in other semifinal – Follow LIVE updates

Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev 

Rafael Nadal enters his 14th French Open final after his opponent Alexander Zverev suffered a horrific injury on the court that brought curtains to the German’s campaign on Friday. Nadal won the first set 7-6 and in the second set the scores were 6-6 but Zverev twisted his ankle and was forced to retire as he was taken out of the court on a wheelchair.

Nadal, who is celebrating his 36th birthday, was attacked right from the start by Zverev who showed his aggression throughout the match and kept on challenging the 21-time Grand Slam winner. He broke the Spaniard’s serve straightaway and was leading the set 4-2 before Nadal came from behind and broke Zverev to level 4-4.

From then on, it was a neck-to-neck battle between both the players which went into the tie-breaker. Zverev dominated in the tie-breaker too with a lead of 6-2 and had four set points. But Nadal, battled back from 2-6 to clinch a mammoth first set after one hour and 31 minutes.

The 91-time tour-level titlist then showcased his fighting qualities in the second set, rallying from 3-5 in the second set to force what would have been another tie-break. Battling to hold his serve and take the set to the tie-breaker, Nadal was leading 40-30 at 6-5. Zverev attempted a backhand winner by running to his right but twisted his ankle and fell on the ground.

French Open 2022 semifinals LIVE: Rafael Nadal eyes final, faces Alexander Zverev in semis, Casper Ruud & Marin Cilic to clash in other semifinal - Follow LIVE updates
French Open 2022 semifinals LIVE: Rafael Nadal eyes final, faces Alexander Zverev in semis, Casper Ruud & Marin Cilic to clash in other semifinal – Follow LIVE updates

Casper Ruud vs Marin Cilic 

World No.8 Casper Ruud has entered his maiden Grand Slam final as he defeated Marin Cilic 6-3, 4-6, 2-6, 2-6 in the semifinals of the French Open on Friday, 3rd June. Ruud will now take on 13-time champion Rafael Nadal in the summit clash at Roland Garros on Sunday, 5th June.

French Open 2022 semifinals LIVE: Casper Ruud enters maiden Grand Slam final, Rafael Nadal advances to final after Alexander Zverev bows out with injury – Follow LIVE updates

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