• First up on men's semi-final day were Ernests Gulbis and Novak Djovokic
  • Both men kept their eye on the ball with Djokovic chasing the elusive French Open crown he so desires to complete his Grand Slam set
  • Latvian Gulbis meanwhile was looking to book a first Grand Slam final
  • Serbian Djokovic displayed his familiar grace as he slid across the Court Philippe Chatrier clay on his way to a 6-3 win in the first set
  • Gulbis conceded 13 unforced errors as Djokovic claimed a 6-3 second-set victory
  • Djokovic made his frustrations known after making nine unforced errors on his way a 6-3 loss in the third set
  • Gulbis attempted to fight back with a break in the fourth set...
  • ...But it was Djokovic soaking up the applause after hitting back with two breaks of his own on his way to a 6-3 win to wrap up the match
  • Djokovic saluted his competitor after a spirited effort before waiting to see who his opponent would be in Sunday's showpiece
  • After being kept apart from 19 successive Grand Slams, Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal were finally able to resume their rivalry
  • Murray hit 76 per cent of his first serves in the opening set...
  • ...But Nadal's sharper eye saw him claim a 6-3 victory in the first set
  • Nadal continued to flourish, winning numerous rallies on his way a 6-2 second-set triumph
  • Murray was left looking for somewhere to hide in the final set as Nadal cruised to a 6-1 win
  • Murray made 26 unforced errors on his way to a sixth straight defeat against Nadal on clay
  • Nadal hit 24 winners as he claimed a straight-sets victory to extend his Roland Garros record to 65 wins and one defeat
  • Briton Murray failed to win a break in any of the sets as Nadal set up a French Open final against Novak Djokovic
  • Nadal meanwhile won all six of his break points
  • In the end Murray could do little but doff his cap to the superiority of Nadal
  • There a punch of joy from the Spaniard and he now looks forward to Sunday's final which could see him claim a ninth Roland Garros title

French Open - Day 13

First up on men's semi-final day were Ernests Gulbis and Novak Djovokic