A night after needing three sets and more than three hours to get by, Nadal was eliminated 6-4, 1-6, 6-4 by 50th-ranked Lloyd Harris of South Africa under the lights on Thursday at the hard-court tournament.
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Djokovic, who is into his seventh final at the All England club, is only the second male player after Roger Federer to reach 30 Grand Slam finals. Federer has reached Grand Slam finals on 31 occasions.
Titles for Stefanos Tsitsipas and Alexander Zverev in the Monte Carlo Masters and Madrid Open, respectively, raised speculation again that the Big Three — including 39-year-old Roger Federer — was expiring.
Nadal also congratulated Djokovic, who he last beat in a Grand Slam final at the 2014 Roland Garros.
Djokovic, who was looking to become the first man in the Open Era to win all four Grand Slams twice, lost 0-6, 2-6, 5-7 to Nadal on Sunday.
On Friday, Djokovic defeated his fellow Serb Filip Krajinovic 7-6 (7), 6-3 to enter the last eight of the tournament for the 14th straight year.
Nadal’s 12th French Open title strengthens his position in his bid to end the year as No. 1 for the fifth time, after 2008, 2010, 2013, and 2017.
Djokovic has 12,355 points ranking first, followed by Spain’s Rafael Nadal (7,945) and Roger Federer of Switzerland (5,950).
Nadal moves on to the last four of the competition, where he will face Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas.
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