The Rush: Nadal advances after taking down No.1 Djokovic in a French Open thriller

In a four-set thriller lasting more than four hours, Rafael Nadal took down world no. 1 Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinal round of the French Open. 18-year-old Coco Gauff beat fellow American Sloan Stephens to advance to her first career major semifinal, but what she did after the match was even more impressive and mature than her play on the court. The 76ers announced that star Joel Embiid had surgery on two fingers while the golf fan standing behind Tiger Woods at the PGA Championship is taking “hold my beer” to a whole new level.

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JARED QUAY: Rafael Nadal is headed to the semi-finals of the French Open after taking down the world number one.



COMMENTATOR: Game, set, and match Nadal. [INAUDIBLE].

JARED QUAY: It took Rafa four sets, four match points, and over four hours to beat the reigning French Open champ and longtime rival, Novak Djokovic.

These legends have played against each other 59 times with Djoko leading Rafa head to head by the slimmest margin 30 to 29. But that doesn't really matter where you're comparing championships. And Rafa owns the most titles of any man with 21. And if he plays his cards right, he could get number 22 on Sunday if Rafa can get past Alexander Zverev in the semis. And I say, his chances of extending his French Open record to 14 wins are--

- Pretty! Pretty! Pretty, pretty, good.

JARED QUAY: Because dude is 13 and now playing for the 'ship at Roland Garros. They don't call him the King of Clay for nothing.

That's the old guard, but the new guard is showing up in Paris, too.


18-year-old Coco Gauff advanced to her first career major semi-final match after beating fellow-American Sloan Stevens in straight sets. Now, if I just want a match like that, I'd be out there on Center Court acting a damn fool, but not Coco.

COCO GAUFF: Even in life, in general, your results or your job or how much money you make doesn't define you as a person. So just know that if you love yourself, who cares what anyone else thinks.

JARED QUAY: Coco just crowned herself the Queen of Humble and is making the rest of us look bad. And I'm here for it.

The 76ers announced that Joel Embiid underwent surgery on his right thumb and his left index finger.

E.T.: Ouch!

[INAUDIBLE]. This dude was carrying his squad through the NBA playoffs with a broken orbital bone and a busted digit on each hand. Good thing the 76ers lost when they did because Embiid probably would have turned it to death eventually.

Hopefully, Embiid's fingers heal quickly, so soon enough he'll be saying--

- Hey, hold my beer.

JARED QUAY: Remember during the PGA Championship when everyone [INAUDIBLE] had their phone out recording Tiger Woods, except for this one dude holding on to his beer. Well, that fan's name is Mark, and he's Michelob Ultra's new poster boy. Not only is Mark in a Michelob commercial now, but he's got his own merch line.

Yo! I could have been Mark because the only way I'm making it through an entire day of watching other people play golf is to be completely drunk. In fact, I can do that and be double-fisting Dos Equis. I'll be the most interesting man watching golf because it's boring. Yeah, I said it. All you gotta do is be rich and have a little free time. You can be good at it. These guys just have more free time.