Rafael Nadal advances to the French Open semifinals after defeating Novak Djokovic

Tennis whiz Rafael Nadal beat the long-term opponent and world No. 1 Novak Djokovic at Roland Garros early Wednesday to progress to the semifinals rounds at the French Open.

The 59th portion of the celebrated contention between the two all-time tennis greats was another spine chiller, with Nadal winning 6-2, 4-6, 6-2, 7-6(4).

The quarterfinal match, which finished after 1 a.m. nearby time in Paris, endured over four hours and was one of the most expected of the tournament.

The 35-year-old Spaniard is looking for a record-broadening 14th French Open title and furthermore a record-expanding 22nd major title.

Nadal will face Alex Zverev of Germany in the semifinal. 

Zverev, the world No. 3, advanced after besting 19-year-old Spaniard and world No. 6 Carlos Alcaraz in four sets on Tuesday.

In their head-to-head matches, more than some other two men in the game's professional period, Nadal has beaten Djokovic 29 times, while Djokovic has won 30.

Also, during Nadal's long famous lifetime, he has played 113 matches at Roland Garros and won 110 of them. Djokovic is answerable for two of these three losses in Paris.