Nadal and Djokovic face French Open last-eight duel

Serbia's Novak Djokovic and Spain's Rafael Nadal (R), seen here at the Monte-Carlo Masters, could face each other in the quarter-final of the French Open

Paris (AFP) – Nine-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal and world number one Novak Djokovic were placed on a quarter-final collision course in Friday’s draw.

Nadal is seeded a lowly sixth this year after slipping to seven in the rankings and as a result was always likely to face one of his major rivals in the last eight.

The other potential quarter-finals could see second seed Roger Federer, the 2009 champion, face Swiss compatriot Stan Wawrinka.

Third seeded Andy Murray was drawn for a potential clash against David Ferrer while Tomas Berdych could tackle Japan’s Kei Nishikori.


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