‘Novak Djokovic is playing at a great level,’ says Rafael Nadal’s coach Carlos Moya

Carlos Moya, who coaches Rafael Nadal, believes Novak Djokovic is playing ‘at a great level’ at Roland Garros but they will only think about how to beat him if their paths cross.

Nadal and Djokovic are the stand-out favourites for the title, particularly after Dominic Thiem’s quarterfinal exit.

Neither man have dropped a single set in the competition so far, and Moya admits the Nadal camp are aware of just how well Djokovic is playing.

“Novak is playing at a great level,” Moya told Eurosport.

“He played a very hard game against Karen Khachanov and he solved it quite well.

“He is a great player and I think that it is the player who benefits most from all these conditions of this Roland-Garros.

“We are concentrating on our work for the semi-finals and if the moment arrives to face Djokovic it means that Rafa is in the final and that Djokovic has won his two matches.”

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal have played each other seven times at Roland Garros, but not for five years now.

Nadal has won six of them, including two finals, but Djokovic won the last one in the 2015 quarterfinals.

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