French Open 2021: Semi-finals: Unique stats and numbers
Another grand slam final awaits, as French Open 2021 draws to a close having witnessed some epic encounters and battles along the way.
The final titans remain, who wish to make the championship their own. With the ultimate clash remaining, Let's take a look at the interesting stats recorded in the tournament so far.
The in-form Russian tennis player Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova is the embodiment of the quote ‘Never give up as she blazed her way into her first Grand Slam final in a record 52 attempts.
She has become the first women player to play 50 major tournaments before making it to the all-important finale.
Spaniard Rafael Nadal experienced his only third ever defeat in the Roland Garros after World number 1 Novak Djokovic recorded an impressive comeback after being a set down.
With the Spaniard's third defeat in the last 16 years, Nadal's record now stands at an extraordinary 105-3.
Only one final separates Serbian Djokovic from winning all the four Grand Slams twice.
Nole could be the first person in over 50 years to achieve the feat if he ends up on the winning side. With the Greek sensation Tsisitpas standing in his way, the 19th Grand Slam title won't come easy.
Nicknamed the King of Clay, Rafael Nadal has done justice to his name by dominating even the best of players on the clay soil. It was for the first time the Spaniard experienced a defeat in his 14 semi-final appearances in the French Open.
With a pattern emerging, the match between Stefanos Tsitsipas and Zverev once again were in for a tight finish as the German came back strong after being two sets down in the semis.
However, the Greek dominated the deciding set by cruising to 6-3 and in doing so, the 22-year old became the first Greek player ever to make the final of a Grand Slam.
Unseeded Czech star Krejcikova can create history as she takes on the 29- year old Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the Women's final.
The 25- year old could become the only 6th unseeded player to win a Grand Slam in history by getting the better of Pavlyuchenkova on Saturday.
Joe Salisbury becomes the first-ever British player to win a French Open title in over 35 years as he with the company of Desirae Krawczyk combined to win the French Open 2021 mixed doubles title by defeating the mighty Russian pair of Elena Vesnina and Aslan Karatsev.
The weekend does stand to be a crucial one for the Czech player Barbara Krejickova. After reaching the finals of the women's single, her incredible form continued into the doubles as well as she long with Katerina Sinikova managed to hammer the American and Polish pair of Bernarda Pera and Magda Linette.
She could become the first since Mary Pierce of France, who managed to achieve this feat back in 2000.
This will be the sixth successive French Open to crown a first-time women’s major champion irrespective of which finalist wins.
The last 5 years also saw first-time winners with Iga Świątek, Ashleigh Barty, Simona Halep, Jeļena Ostapenko, and Garbiñe Muguruza winning the championship in the last 5 years.
With the major finals approaching, all finalists will be looking to bring their best, heading into the game in the right mental attitude. With history to be made, a lot rides on these athletes, with pressure adding on from supporters.
Let us know in the comments who do you think will come out as winners and which interesting stat stood out to you the most.