Djokovic vs Nadal live stream: how to watch French Open quarter-final online from anywhere today
Rafael Nadal is the main reason that Novak Djokovic has only won the French Open twice. The Clay Court King has beaten the Serb seven times at Roland-Garros - but has the tide turned?
There's no doubt that the lion's share of the Roland Garros faithful will be saving their cheers for Nadal under the floodlights of Court Philippe-Chatrier.
If anything, the adversity makes Djokovic even more dangerous, and the ease with which the reigning champion has dispatched of his opponents on the clay this year has been frightening - he's yet to drop a set at this year's tournament. But even if that changes here, he knows he's got what it takes to outlast Nadal, as he did in last year's extraordinarily entertaining semi-final clash.
Felix Auger-Aliassime forced Nadal to face his own mortality in the last round, taking the Spaniard to the brink but also extracting some of his best tennis of the year. Incredibly, that was only the third five-setter that Nadal has ever had to play at Roland Garros, and having been shorn of action ahead of this tournament, the extended workout may have been a blessing in disguise for the man who turns 36 this week.