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French Open 2022 Semifinal: Casper Ruud to meet Rafael Nadal in the final

French Open 2022 Semifinals: Rafael Nadal has advanced to the French Open final after Alexander Zverev fell during a point, injured his right ankle and stopped playing.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: June 4, 2022 2:26:24 am
French Open 2022 Semifinals.

French Open 2022 Semifinals: Ruud became the first man from Norway to reach a major final, eliminating 2014 U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic 3-6, 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 in a match interrupted for more than 10 minutes in the third set by a climate activist who attached herself to the net and knelt on the court.

Earlier, Rafael Nadal has advanced to the French Open final after Alexander Zverev fell during a point, injured his right ankle and stopped playing. A little more than 3 hours into the match, Zverev was running to his right to chase a ball when he tumbled. His black outfit was covered in rust-colored clay and he immediately grabbed his lower right leg, screaming in pain. A trainer came out to attend to him, and Nadal walked around the net to check on Zverev, too. Zverev was taken off the court in a wheelchair.

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French Open 2022: Catch all the highlights from the semi-finals

01:50 (IST)04 Jun 2022
French Open Live: Casper Ruud wins!

All smiles as Casper Ruud becomes the first Norwegian to reach a Grand Slam final!

01:16 (IST)04 Jun 2022
French Open Live: Ruud wins third set

After the resumption of play, Casper Ruud wins the third set 6-2 against Marin Cilic to take a 2-1 sets lead. Ruud has hit 12 aces (31 winners overall) while converting 3 of 11 break pts and saving 7 of 9 BPs.

01:05 (IST)04 Jun 2022
French Open Live: Break in Play

A woman has entered the court to protest and voice her opinion on climate change and tied herself to the net. The woman is reportedly a 22-year-old climate activist.

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00:50 (IST)04 Jun 2022
French Open Live: Ruud presses on
00:49 (IST)04 Jun 2022
French Open Live: How good is Ruud ?
00:48 (IST)04 Jun 2022
French Open Live: Ruud on the charge
00:48 (IST)04 Jun 2022
French Open Live: Cilic loses focus

Ruud 1-0 Cilic | Cilic is unhappy because he has missed another overhead. Misses one and on break point he misses another. Ruud has managed to break again and this time it is early on in the third set.

00:15 (IST)04 Jun 2022
French Open Live: SECOND SET, RUUD

RUUD 6-4 CILIC | Ruud faced three break points against his serve, but saved them all and then produced two stunning winners to close out the set. Back on level terms in this French Open semifinal!

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23:56 (IST)03 Jun 2022
French Open Live: RUUD continues to lead

Ruud 3-2 Cilic | Cilic with a careless smash in his service game. He's usually very good at them! 

23:47 (IST)03 Jun 2022
French Open Live: Advantage Ruud

Ruud 2-1 Cilic | Cilic brings out a forehand but it goes wide and Ruud takes an early lead in the second set. He breaks Marin's serve and that should do a world of good for his confidence.

23:45 (IST)03 Jun 2022
French Open Live: Cilic wins the first set

Marin Cilic breaks Ruud and he goes on to take the opening set 6-3. All he needed was 45 minutes. 

23:28 (IST)03 Jun 2022
French Open Live: Cilic builds an early lead

Ruud 3-4 Cilic | Cilic makes three huge mistakes in the game including two double faults but he gets out of the problem and keeps his serve at the start. Cilic gets a chance there to break, but Ruud buckles up and keeps the scoreboard moving. It's been a great start.

23:27 (IST)03 Jun 2022
French Open Live: Marin Cilic vs Casper Ruud

Casper Ruud vs Marin Cilic will take place on an outdoor clay court. Who will face Rafael Nadal in the final on Sunday?

22:24 (IST)03 Jun 2022
French Open Live: Watch when Zverev tumbled behind the baseline

22:23 (IST)03 Jun 2022
French Open Live: Zverev bids adieu
22:07 (IST)03 Jun 2022
French Open Live: Nadal's words of comfort
21:58 (IST)03 Jun 2022
French Open Live: That moment when Zverev fell
21:56 (IST)03 Jun 2022
French Open Live: Zverev is back on court

But this is not how we hoped it would be ! Such a sad end...

21:52 (IST)03 Jun 2022
French Open Live: Terrible end to the game

Horrible way for the match to end. The first set was absolutely scintillating tennis. The second was as well in truth, but for differing reasons. Rafa won’t want to win it like that either. Broadcasters saying the Zverev fall was so bad that they are not going to show replays. More than 3 hours later, with the second set yet to be complete, that is such a shame.

21:48 (IST)03 Jun 2022
French Open Live: INJURY! Zverev goes down injured

Tiebreaker 2.0 arrives, but Alexander Zverev goes down hard at the end of the 12th game of Set 2 with Rafael Nadal. Trainer is out.

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French Open 2022: Doctor in tow, Rafael Nadal heads to French Open semifinals

French Open 2022 Semifinals: A victory over No. 3 seed Alexander Zverev of Germany on Friday would allow Nadal to continue on the path to another championship at the French Open. And if he also were to go on to win Sunday’s final against either 2014 US Open champion Marin Cilic of Croatia or No. 8 Casper Ruud of Norway, who meet in Friday’s other semifinal, there also would be this to consider: Nadal would own the first two legs of a calendar-year Grand Slam for the first time.

Nadal’s French Open record is 110-3 (two of the defeats came against Djokovic, in 2015 and a year ago) and he is into his 15th semifinal there.

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First published on: 03-06-2022 at 05:30:58 pm