The French Open 2014 tournament is into the finals at Roland Garros for the men's and women's draw and things are live on NBC and the NBC Sports Live Extra website after being on ESPN and the WatchESPN live stream on Friday, as Novak Djokovic starts off against Rafael Nadal after he played Andy Murray and the finals will be a a day after of the women and things pick up from Paris.
The women's draw was thinned out early with the top seeds all falling in the first week, as Li Na, Serena Williams and others were upset and now Sharapova takes on Bouchard in one semi, while Petkovic and Halep play to see who will advance to a Grand Slam for the first time. Sharapova has been here before and has won and she has a clear path to the finals and now has to face off against Bouchard, who is playing very well and once met Sharapova as a young girl at a tennis tournament and now she will play her for a chance to get into the finals.
The French Open schedule was delayed for three hours due to rain and on Court Philippe Chatrier, Petkovic played on a slick surface and won against Sara Errani, coming back from 2-1 down to take the first set and now she is looking to get to her first final. The German player is the 28th seed and now is 1-3 in quarterfinals at majors after previously losing the last three and she beat Errani, who went to the semis last season and lost to Williams. There will be a new champion on the women's side with Williams out, while Rafael Nadal made it through to the semifinals after beating David Ferrer and he looks to be on a collision course with Novak Djokovic. Halep is the top seeded player left in the tourney after all of the upsets and she previously went to the quarters of the Aussie Open in January and now is looking to get to the finals in France.
Nadal won a tough match against Ferrer and he dominated the final two sets after losing the first and after getting into his groove he made quick work of the Roland Garros runner up from last year. Andy Murray moved in against home country player Gael Monfils, while Novak Djokovic advanced to face Ernests Gulbis with a shot at the finals on the line and he comes in after winning the last tournament before the French over Nadal. Djokovic has yet to win a French Open and Nadal comes in having won the last four.
A final between Djokovic and Nadal would be massive and the two are playing very well and look like they will advance. Nadal is looking to become the first to win five titles in a row at Roland Garros and Djokovic is looking to win his first major at the venue. Petkovic and Halep are playing on Philippe Chatrier in the third match and that comes after Maria Sharapova and Bouchard and that comes after the doubles matches finish and starts on ESPN in the morning.