World number one Djokovic, playing in his first tournament since winning a ninth Australian Open in February, suffered his first defeat of 2021 on Thursday, DPA reported.
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While Nadal and Federer holds the record for most Grand Slam titles in men's singles, Margaret holds the record for most titles in women's singles with 24
The win moves world No 1 Djokovic, 33, within two of Swiss great Roger Federer and Spain's Rafael Nadal's record total of 20 major victories
The 22-year-old Greek meets Daniil Medvedev in semifinals.
Nadal, the 2009 champion, registered a 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 win over the Italian No. 16 seed in two hours and 16 minutes at the Rod Laver Arena.
Laslo Djere, ranked 56th, shrugged, his head dropped and he no doubt wondered what more he needed to do to win a point against the 20-time major champion.
The No. 2-ranked Nadal posted a statement on Twitter before his scheduled match against Australia's Alex de Minaur on Tuesday saying he had a stiff lower back and "hopefully I'll be better for Thursday."
On Thursday, Nadal defeated Tsitsipas 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 in two hours and five minutes to make it to his sixth semi-final appearance at the event and continued his pursuit of a maiden title at the year-end championships.
"I played solid with my serve. I didn't suffer much, and that helps to play more relaxed on the returns," he added.
Zverev defeated Nadal 6-4, 7-5 on Saturday to stretch his winning streak to 12 matches in a row courtesy of his second victory over the Spaniard.
The top seed edged a tight second set before racing through the decider to win 4-6, 7-5, 6-1
Nadal achieved the milestone after securing a 4-6, 7-6(5), 6-4 win over Feliciano Lopez in the ongoing Paris Masters. With this win, he joined Jimmy Connors (1,274), Roger Federer (1,242) and Ivan Lendl (1,068) in the 1,000-win club.
Nadal took to Twitter to share the picture and captioned the post as "Wanted to share a nice picture with you @rolandgarros #Paris #13."