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Nadal to face Djokovic in French Open quarter-finals
02 June 2015 @ 12:08

Spain's Rafael Nadal will face Novak Djokovic in the quarter-finals on Wednesday after both men made it through their fourth round matches today.

Nine-time champion Nadal beat in-form American Jack Sock 6-3, 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 to notch up his 70th win at Roland Garros, a tournament record. Nadal started in impressive form, but wobbled in the third set when serving for the match at 5-4. After successive breaks of serve which gave the third set to his opponent, he came back strongly in the fourth to take the match at the second time of asking.

In a much-awaited quarter-final match-up he will face top seed and World No. 1 Novak Djokovic, who defeated local favourite Richard Gasquet 6-1, 6-2, 6-3.

Nadal, who will celebrate his 29th birthday on Wednesday, has beaten Djokovic six times at the French Open, including in each of the last three years, but has only won one tournament since Paris last year, while Djokovic has won 26 successive matches since losing to Roger Federer in the final in Dubai in February.

The Spaniard is trying to become the first player to win 10 titles at any Grand Slam event in the Open Era, whilst the Serb is hoping to complete the career Grand Slam by winning the one major title that has so far eluded him.


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