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Novak Djokovic on Rafael Nadal Roland Garros showdown: 'I like my chances'

Novak Djokovic feeling confident ahead of Rafael Nadal Roland Garros clash

Novak Djokovic says he 'likes his chances' against Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinal of the French Open, but he is certainly expecting a battle.

Djokovic is the only man to beat Nadal more than once at Roland Garros, with the most recent of those two wins coming last year en-route to him winning it.

They will meet again this year in the last eight after both came through the fourth round.

However, while Djokovic is yet to drop a set, Nadal had to come through an epic five-set marathon against Felix Auger-Aliassime to advance.

And, given he is expecting the usual tough physical battle against Nadal, he is hoping that extra freshness can give him an edge.

Speaking after his impressive 6-1, 6-3, 6-3 win over Diego Schwartzman, Djokovic said: ""I like my chances.

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"[It's] obviously a well-anticipated match [since] the draw came out.

"I'm glad that I haven't spent too much time on the court myself up until the quarter-finals.

"Knowing that playing [Nadal] in Roland Garros is always a physical battle along with everything else that happens.

"It's a huge challenge and probably the biggest one you can have here."

Novak Djokovic or Rafael Nadal will play either Carlos Alcaraz or Alexander Zverev in the semi-finals with the top half of the men's draw absolutely stacked with talent.

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