Roger Federer of Switzerland wipes his face in his semi final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia at the French Open tennis tournament in Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Friday June 8, 2012.
Stadium workers cover center court as rain suspended the semifinal match between Rafael Nadal of Spain and compatriot David Ferrer.
Stadium workers cover center court as rain halts the matches throughout the day.
Rafael Nadal looks up after missing a return to David Ferrer. But the six-time champion at Roland Garros had little to worry about winning the match 6-2, 6-2, 6-1 to reach his third straight French Open final.
Rafael Nadal digs a shot out in his semfinal match. Nadal breezed through this match in straight sets and should have plenty left in the tank for what is sure to be a thriller in the final match.
Up to the task
Rafael Nadal serves to David Ferrer during their semifinal match at Roland Garros. Nadal jumped out to a 6-2, 4-1 lead before rain halted play.
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Rapper Jay-Z watches the men's semfinal match between Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer. Nadal put on a show defeating his countryman 6-2, 6-2, 6-1.
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Spain's David Ferrer returns the ball to Rafael Nadal in their 20th career meeting.
Time to regroup
David Ferrer of Spain ponders his semifinal match against countryman Rafael Nadal. Before a downpour halted play, Nadal led 6-2, 4-1.
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Rafael Nadal consoles David Ferrer after their semifinal match at Roland Garros. Nadal improves to 16-4 against Ferrer, the No. 6-ranked player in the world.
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Taking in the scenery
Three-time French Open semifinalist Boris Becker watches Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer duke it out in their semifinal match.
Don't hold back
As usual, Serbia's Novak Djokovic gives his all. This time it's against world No. 3 Roger Federer in the French Open semis. Djokovic had very little trouble with the 17-time Grand Slam title holder, dispatching Federer in three sets.
Make him run
Novak Djokovic sprayed forehands all over the court sending Roger Federer on the run for most of their semifinal match. Djokovic won 6-4, 7-5, 6-3.
Roger Federer wipes his face during his semifinal match against Novak Djokovic. Federer had no answers for Djokovic who reached his fourth straight Grand Slam final.