On Tuesday, two of the game’s all-time greats will face off. On Tuesday, May 31, the quarterfinals of the French Open will begin, and the winner between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will play in the semifinals in Paris.
Nadal is well-known as “The King of Clay”; he is currently seeking his 14th French Open championship and first since 2020, when he defeated the Serbian player in the final in straight sets.
However, Nadal will face considerable challenge from Djokovic. He just won the Italian Open after facing and beating Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final. Since he has yet to lose a set at Roland-Garros, he has breezed through the competition to reach the second week.
For anyone interested in seeing tennis history, here are the 59th and final encounter details between two legends.
Here’s the TV channel information you need to catch Rafael Nadal vs. Novak Djokovic at the French Open:
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Peacock, fuboTV, and more live streams
Nadal and Djokovic’s quarterfinal matchup on Tuesday will be shown on Tennis Channel. Peacock, NBC’s streaming service, and fuboTV will both provide live streams of the event.
Canada’s TSN, as well as TSN.ca and the TSN app, will broadcast the game.
In What Hour does Rafael Nadal Take on Novak Djokovic?
The earliest that the event can begin is at 2:45 p.m. ET.
The quarterfinal encounter between Nadal and Djokovic will begin no sooner than 2:45 p.m. ET, which is 8:45 p.m. local time in Paris. This is due to the fact that the start time is determined by the timing of the preceding matches.
A Matchup Between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic
On Tuesday, the tennis greats will play each other for the 59th time in their careers, with Djokovic holding a slim 30-28 advantage.
Nadal has a commanding 19-8 advantage over his rival in head-to-head matches played on clay courts. Nadal has a 7-2 advantage over Federer in their previous nine French Open encounters.
However, Djokovic has won two of their past three Roland-Garros encounters, including a stunning semifinal upset of Nadal en way to the 2021 French Open title. It has been over a year since they last faced each other on the court.
In the 2020 Final of the French Open, Nadal Defeated Federer in Straight Sets.
On Tuesday, May 31, 2022, the quarterfinal round of the French Open will begin.
The women’s portion of the tournament will conclude on Saturday, June 4, while the men’s portion will conclude on Sunday, June 5.
A look at the remaining tournament calendar reveals:
|Date||Time (ET)||Round||TV channel|
|Tuesday, May 31||6 a.m.-6 p.m.||Quarterfinals||Tennis Channel|
|Wednesday, June 1||6 a.m.-6 p.m.||Quarterfinals||Tennis Channel|
|Thursday, June 2||6 a.m.-2 p.m.||Women’s semifinals||Tennis Channel|
|11 a.m.-2 p.m.||NBC, Peacock|
|Friday, June 3||8 a.m.-4 p.m.||Men’s semifinals||Tennis Channel|
|11 a.m.-3 p.m.||NBC, Peacock|
|Saturday, June 4||9 a.m.-2 p.m.||Women’s final||NBC, Peacock|
|Sunday, June 5||9 a.m.-2 p.m.||Men’s final||NBC, Peacock|