Paris [France], June 6 : World number two Novak Djokovic and fourteen-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal could set-up a blockbuster French Open semi-final clash if they get through their respective last-eight matches on Tuesday.
Nadal booked his place in the quarter-finals of the second major of the season after registering a comfortable 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 win over Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain.
The 31-year-old, who is bidding for his 10th Roland Garros title, will today lock horns with fellow Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta for a place in last-four.
He is now in a record-equalling 11th quarter-final at Roland Garros and 31st at all the majors. Defending champions Djokovic, on the other hand, made it to the last-eight after sweeping aside Spain's Albert Ramos Vinolas 7-6 (7-9), 6-1, 6-3.
The World No. 2 will take on sixth seed Dominic Thiem of Austria in his quarter-final match. The Serbian is hoping that his fledgling partnership with new coach Andre Agassi can inspire him back to his menacing back.