Alexander Zverev faces the most difficult task at the French Open – and yet he is not without a chance. In the semi-finals, the German faces clay court king Rafael Nadal. Both players celebrated great successes in the quarterfinals. The match in the live ticker.

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1.30 p.m .: Welcome to the live ticker from FOCUS Online. Against Rafael Nadal in Paris – it doesn’t get any harder in tennis. Alexander Zverev knew that before the tournament. “There’s something about that pitch that makes him play 30 percent better. Just by being on the pitch,” said Zverev about the Spaniard and his relationship with Court Philippe Chatrier.

Nadal won an incredible 13 titles at the Stade Roland Garros, his record: 110 wins, three defeats. “He goes onto the pitch and suddenly his forehand is 20 kilometers per hour faster and he moves as light as a feather,” said Zverev. “There is no greater task than against Rafa on the Philippe Chatrier court.”

This Friday, Zverev faces this Herculean task. In the semifinals of the French Open, the Olympic champion competes with the best clay court player in history. After the tennis prodigy Carlos Alcaraz in the quarterfinals, now the king of Paris. “It won’t get any easier,” said Zverev with a smile.

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