Move over kids, the big boys are back. It took all of one Grand Slam for normalcy to be restored. Dominic Thiem’s US Open victory – the first by anyone other than Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer after 13 Slams – had just one member of the ‘Big Three’, who too was defaulted in the fourth round. French Open has two of them. Both will play the final.
Defending champion Nadal and world No 1 Djokovic will meet for the 56th time on Sunday, the most clashes between any players in the Open era.
The former can match Federer’s all-time men’s singles Slam record of 20 with a jaw-dropping 13th Roland Garros title; the latter can become the first man in half a century to win all the four Majors at least twice.
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