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Rafael Nadal beats Novak Djokovic

Rafael Nadal says he has no way of knowing whether any match at Roland Garros will be his final at a venue he adores and is loved.

For the time being, Nadal will have more chances to play if he continues to win and perform like he did during his historic quarterfinal victory over longtime opponent Novak Djokovic, which lasted from May to June.

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Nadal defeated top-seeded defending French Open champion Novak Djokovic to go a step closer to his 14th championship at the clay-court Grand Slam competition and his 22nd major trophy.

"To win against Novak, there is only one way -- to play at your best from the first point to the last,'' Nadal said. "Tonight has been one of those magic nights for me.''

The match started shortly after 9 p.m. on Tuesday and ended over four hours later, at 1 a.m. on Wednesday.

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The only thing that was missing was a trophy for the winner.

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Nadal turns 36 on Friday, when he will face third-seeded Alexander Zverev in the semifinals.

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