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Rafael Nadal enters 14th final at Roland Garros as Zverev retires hurt

ESPN | 03/06/2022 11:45 PM | Click to read full article

Rafael Nadal has become the second-oldest men's finalist in French Open history after his semifinal opponent, Alexander Zverev, stopped playing Friday because of an injured right leg. 

Playing on his 36th birthday at an event he first won at 19, Nadal emerged to claim a tight-as-can-be, draining first set that lasted 1½ hours by a 7-6 (8) score.