Rafael Nadal reaches French Open final

Rafael Nadal was trapped in a tense, engaging and long French Open semifinal Friday

Rafael Nadal checks on Alexander Zverev following his fall on the court during the French Open semifinal.

On his anniversary, Nadal won the first set 7-6 (8). The second set was set to be an end-of-set tiebreaker when Zverev was knocked out.

His opponent, third-seeded Alexander Zverev was running to pursue a shot, he injured his right ankle.

Zverev fell to the ground, crying in pain, and gripping the lower part of his leg.

His black dress was a caked-on look, with his legs and arms covered with rust-colored clay Zverev was helped by an instructor

The abrupt end of the match that was just three hours old and not even two complete sets permitted Nadal to turn into

His 36th birthday celebration, the second-oldest man to be a finalist in French Open history

Nadal is suffering from constant pain on his right foot. He was just coming from a couple of wins which each lasted for more than four hours

Nadal stated, "really makes sense when you're enjoying the same moments as I'm experiencing in this tournament.

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