Nadal, ranked No. 1 and the reigning champion, takes on Murray, the comeback kid who wants to dethrone the King of Clay.
Standing in his way is Murray, the British bad boy whom French fans love to hate. Many of them booed Murray as he took the court against Gael Monfils in the quarterfinals. Murray shot back a smile. He seems to enjoy the chip on his shoulder. He appears quite comfortable playing the role of spoiler.
Can he spoil Nadal's pending coronation?
With Nadal's run at Roland Garros, the French may be suffering from Rafa fatigue. Regardless, they will hardly be solidly behind Murray.
Although two men's semifinals will be played, this one will determine if history will be made in the final. Either Nadal moves one step closer to legendary status, or someone—one of the three remaining players—wins his first French Open.