The men’s semifinals at the French Open feature the top 4 ranking players in the world — No. 1 Novak Djokovic, No. 2 Rafael Nadal, No. 3 Roger Federer and No. 4 Dominic Thiem — for the first time together in a Grand Slam semifinal since the 2012 Australian Open.
An historic day kicks off with the resumption of one of the great rivalries as Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal meet for a 39th time. Nadal leads 23-15, 13-2 on clay and 5-0 at the French Open.
To follow on Chatrier, Novak Djokovic seeks his 7th win over Dominic Thiem who is appearing in his fourth straight French Open semifinal.
* The Top 4 seeds take up the 4 semifinal spots in the men’s singles at Roland Garros for the first time since 2011 – when No. 1 seed Rafael Nadal, No. 2 seed Novak Djokovic, No. 3 seed Roger Federer and No. 4 seed Andy Murray all reached the last 4 – and the first time at a Grand Slam since the 2013 Australian Open – when No. 1 seed Djokovic, No. 2 seed Federer, No. 3 seed Murray and No. 4 seed David Ferrer all reached the semifinals.
NO. 2 RAFAEL NADAL (ESP) v NO. 3 ROGER FEDERER (SUI)
Head-to-head: Nadal leads 23-15
* Nadal and Federer take to Court Philippe Chatrier in the first semifinal today for their 6th meeting at Roland Garros and their 4th meeting in a Grand Slam semifinal. Nadal is bidding to reach a 12th Roland Garros final while, at 37 years 305 days, Federer would become the oldest Roland Garros men’s singles finalist in the Open Era if he wins today. Nadal has a perfect record in semifinals here – and in matches against Federer at Roland Garros. However, he has not defeated Federer since the semifinals at the 2014 Australian Open and must end a 5-match losing streak against the Swiss if he is to progress today.
NO. 1 NOVAK DJOKOVIC (SRB) v NO. 4 DOMINIC THIEM (AUT)
Head-to-head: Djokovic leads 6-2
* Dominic Thiem will need to end Djokovic’s 26-match Grand Slam winning streak if he is to reach the Roland Garros final for the 2nd consecutive year. If he is successful, he will become the first Austrian player to reach multiple Grand Slam finals. Djokovic, who has yet to drop a set in the tournament, is bidding to record his 11th consecutive victory in a Grand Slam semifinal in order to reach the title match at a major for the 25th time. If he wins today he will be just one victory away from the record books as the 2nd man in history to hold all 4 Grand Slam titles at the same time on 2 separate occasions and the first man in the Open Era to win each of the 4 Grand Slams twice.
FRIDAY FRENCH OPEN SCHEDULE (Singles)
Court Philippe CHATRIER Début à 12h50
Roger FEDERER (SUI)  v Rafael NADAL (ESP) 
Novak DJOKOVIC (SRB)  v Dominic THIEM (AUT)
Court Suzanne LENGLEN Début à 11h00
Ashleigh BARTY (AUS)  v Amanda ANISIMOVA (USA)
Court Simonne MATHIEU Début à 11h00
Johanna KONTA (GBR)  v Marketa VONDROUSOVA (CZE)
Periods of light rain. Winds increasing late. High 64F. Winds S at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 90%.
Roger Federer 5.88 v Rafael Nadal 1.12
Novak Djokovic 1.44 v Dominic Thiem 2.27
U.S. TV SCHEDULE
Tennis Channel from 5am ET. NBCSN from 7am ET. NBC from 9am ET.
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