The Men's Singles semifinals are up next as the 2013 French Open rolls along. The Women's Singles finalists are set, now, it's time to see which of the four players left in the Men's bracket are going to move on to the finals at Roland Garros. Here are the matchups and times of both semifinal matches.
Time: 1 p.m. UTC
Watch one of the more entertaining matches of the entire tournamnet. It's Novak Djokovic (1) vs. Rafael Nadal (3) in the Men's Singles semifinals. For Nadal, it will surely be the toughest matchup of the tournament as Djokovic is the No. 1 ranked player in Men's Singles. Nadal is gunning for his eighth French Open title as Djokovic has never won at Roland Garros. When Djokovic played his first French Open, Nadal was beginning his run of consecutive titles at the tournament. Nadal has won the French Open four straight times and us currently on a three-title streak.
Nadal owns the 19-15 advantage as both players have an extensive history facing each other. Djokovic won their previous meeting in the Finals at Monte Carlo. They seem to meet in the Finals of every tournament and consequently, they bring out the best in each other. Though this might seem like a Finals caliber match, it's only the semifinals. The winner will advance to the Finals where the winner will face one of the two following players.
Time: Immediately Following Nadal vs. Djokovic
David Ferrer (4) vs. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (6)
The hometown kid will have the honors of closing out the show and the crowd will be 100 percent behind him. Tsonga will have a chance to advance to the Finals with only Ferrer standing in his way. Both men are taking advantage of Andy Murray's absence from the tournament. With Murray's absence, everybody was bumped up a spot. Ferrer feasted on weaker competition and Tsonga demolished his opponents. Neither guy has yet to drop a set in the 2013 French Open having cruised to victories in all five matches.
It's hard to tell who has had a tougher time getting into the semis. Tsonga faced Roger Federer, but handled him easily. Marinko Matosevic had to be Ferrer's toughest competition as he won 11 points in that match. However, the Spaniard was able to survive intact and has been unstoppable since then. Ferrer owns the 2-1 advantage over Tsonga.
The action will take place in Court Philippe Chatrier at 1 p.m. UTC/7 a.m. ET on Friday