Rafael Nadal has set up a record 59th matchup with rival Novak Djokovic by edging Felix Auger-Aliassime 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 in the fourth round of the French Open. Today’s thriller was only the third five-setter Nadal ever has played at Roland Garros, where he has won 13 of his record 21 Grand Slam titles. Two of his three career defeats in Paris came against Djokovic, owner of 20 major titles and two at the French Open. Last year, Djokovic beat Nadal in the semifinals en route to the trophy. Djokovic leads their overall series 30-28.
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May 30, 2022