Djokovic, Nadal on French Open semi­fi­nal col­li­sion course

New Straits Times - - Sport -

PARIS World No 85 An­drey Kuznetsov, Djokovic tack­les Span­ish clay courter Mar­cel Gra­nollers while Nadal meets com­bustible French­man Benoit Paire.

Mur­ray could face dan­ger­ous Juan Martin del Potro in the third round.

In­jury-plagued del Potro, who lost to Mur­ray in the 2016 Olympics fi­nal, is play­ing Roland Gar­ros for the first time since 2012.

If the seed­ings work out, 2016 run­ner-up Mur­ray, who is re­port­edly suf­fer­ing from an ill­ness, would face Ja­pan’s Kei Nishikori in the last eight.

The other quar­ter-fi­nals would see Wawrinka meet 2014 US Open cham­pion Marin Cilic, Nadal would meet Canada’s Mi­los Raonic while Djokovic could take on Do­minic Thiem.

Djokovic de­mol­ished highly-re­garded Aus­trian Thiem for the

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