Novak Djokovic to face Rafael Nadal in Roland Garros QFs

Novak Djokovic defeated Richard Gasquet 6-1, 6-2, 6-3 in two hours at a packed Philippe-Chatrier, extending his winning streak against the Frenchman to nine matches (career H2H 11-1).

Nole broke seven times from 23 opportunities and saved eight of the nine break points he faced to seal the win, improving to a 39-2 record on the season.

Match statistics: aces (4-4), double faults (0-1), winners (47-26), unforced errors (25-31), total points won (104-70).

Novak will face nine-time Roland Garros champion and sixth seed Rafael Nadal in a blockbuster quarter-final showdown on Wednesday.

On his upcoming clash with Nadal, Novak said: “Playing Rafa in the French Open quarter-finals will be the biggest possible challenge for me on clay. It will be a great match. The match that everybody anticipated or expected. I’m not used to playing him that early, but that’s reality and a challenge that both of us have to accept.”

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