Djokovic v Nadal, Episode 58
The match we all expected when the draws were released two days ago is here. Djokovic will face the third-seeded Nadal for the 58th time in his career, and the ninth time at Roland-Garros (Nadal leads 7-1 in Paris)
Djokovic is the only active player that knows what it takes to defeat Nadal on the Parisian clay, but that win came six years ago.
If we scale back and look at the big picture we see that Nadal has won 20 of 27 sets played between the two in Paris, including three last year in the final, which the Spaniard won easily, 6-2, 6-0, 7-5.
"Last year he just dominated the finals against me," Djokovic told the press after the match.
The Serb added that he was confident in his chances after a strong three-week stretch of tennis on the clay that has seen him reach the final in Rome, win the title in Belgrade and reel off five victories in Roland-Garros to stretch his current winning streak to nine.