French Open 2022, Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal quarterfinal live blog: Rafa leads 2-1 in set 1

Djokovic 0-0 Nadal: A deuce game to start things off.

Here. We. Go. Djokovic to serve.

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic, a two-time Roland Garros winner, against No. 5 and 13-time champion Rafael Nadal meeting for the 17th straight season and an Open Era men’s-record 59th time overall.

While Djokovic leads their rivalry 30-28, Nadal owns a 19-8 advantage on clay and 10-7 in Grand Slam tournaments, including a 7-2 record at Roland Garros. This is their first meeting since June last year when Djokovic prevailed in four sets in the Roland Garros semi-finals.

Throwback to 2021…

A set for the ages: Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, and 90-plus minutes of magic at Roland Garros

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