For the 10th time in their long rivalry, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will meet at Roland Garros on Tuesday.

Nadal has not only won the most men’s singles French Open titles at 13, but he has gotten the better of his rival several times in Paris, owning a 7-2 record on the clay courts.

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Djokovic is the reigning champion after claiming the French Open title in 2021, only his second win in the tournament. During that run, he defeated Nadal in the semifinals, ending the King of Clay’s dominant run of four straight French Open victories.

The Sporting News is tracking live updates and highlights from the 59th overall meeting between two of the best players in the history of tennis. Follow along for results from the match.

Novak Djokovic vs. Rafael Nadal score

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(1) Novak Djokovic 2
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Novak Djokovic vs. Rafael Nadal live updates, highlights from 2022 French Open

All times Eastern.

Set 1

3:53 p.m.: Djokovic and Nadal exchange points before Djokovic’s shot goes out-of-bounds to give Nadal his first chance at a set point. Djokovic can’t return Nadal’s serve over the net, and Nadal wins the first set.

3:51 p.m.: Nadal lands both his first serves. He can’t return a backhand by Djokovic on the first point, but he sends a hard shot down Djokovic’s right sideline to claim the second point.

3:48 p.m.: Nadal can’t return a strong forehand shot by Djokovic, and he then sends the game point out as Djokovic wins his second game. Nadal will serve up 5-2.

3:47 p.m.: Djokovic and Nadal exchange the first two points, but a nice drop shot by Djokovic gives him the 30-15 advantage.

3:44 p.m.: Returns to the net and past the baseline from Djokovic give Nadal the win in the sixth game and a commanding 5-1 lead in the first set.

3:43 p.m.: Nadal quickly takes the first two points of the sixth game.

3:40 p.m.: Incredible forehand shot by Nadal stays just inside the line to give him the game.

3:39 p.m.: Djokovic’s shot hits the net, and Nadal has another break point opportunity.

3:38 p.m.: After a shot by Djokovic goes out of bounds to give Nadal the lead, Djokovic and Nadal have another long rally until a powerful backhand by Djokovic gets past Nadal to stay even at 30 all.

3:35 p.m.: Djokovic and Nadal exchange points to start the fifth game at 15 all.

3:33 p.m.: Nadal reclaims advantage after some powerful forehand returns, and Djokovic’s final shot hits the net and carries over the baseline to give Nadal the fourth game. He’s up 3-1.

3:31 p.m.: Nadal lops a high shot over Djokovic, who had charged to the net, to take the advantage. Djokovic brings it back to deuce with a drop shot that Nadal returns to the net.

3:30 p.m.: A shot outside and a drop shot for a smash, and just like that, Nadal ties the game at 40.

3:28 p.m.: Nadal finds the net on back-to-back points, and Nadal is up at a 40-15 break point.

3:28 p.m.: Great rally by the two on the first point of the fourth game before Djokovic’s shot hooks outside. Nadal can’t get a clean shot on a ball near his baseline as Djokovic ties it up at 15 all.

3:24 p.m.: Djokovic cruises through the third game. After Nadal hit a shot just outside to start, Djokovic sets him up with a hard serve and a powerful forehand after the return. Another quick point followed by an ace, and Djokovic shuts out Nadal for to win his first game.

3:21 p.m.: Nadal ran up to the net after a drop shot from Djokovic and catches his counterpart leaning right with a shot to his left. Nadal takes the second game.

3:19 p.m.: Nadal returns a shot past Djokovic’s baseline to even the game back at 30 all, but Nadal lands a perfect shot in the back-left corner to move to a game point.

3:17 p.m.: Djokovic claims the first point, but after a strong serve on the second point, Nadal easily sends a shot past Djokovic’s left to tie the score. He then fires in an ace to take a 30-15 advantage.

3:15 p.m.: Djokovic can’t get his shot over the net, and Nadal takes the first game.

3:14 p.m.: Nadal is back to a break point after Dkojovic’s forehand return hits the net.

3:13 p.m.: Nadal re-claims advantage when Djokovic’s rally sails past the baseline, but Djokovic ties it back up on the next point.

3:12 p.m.: Nadal almost makes a sky-hook shot, but can’t get it over the net to send the first game back to deuce.

3:09 p.m.: Nadal can’t return Djokovic’s fifth serve over the net to move Djokovic to a game point, but Nadal responds with a perfect return the next point to send the first game to deuce. Nadal then takes advantage after dropping a shot past Djokovic to his right.

3:07 p.m.: Powerful shot by Djokovic catches Nadal flat to his left, but Nadal gives it back the next point, faking Djokovic to the left and firing it past him to the right.

3:06 p.m.: Nadal’s return is just past Djokovic’s baseline on the first shot. During the second rally, a shot by Djokovic nearly goes out the baseline, but he eventually hits a rally into the net to even up the score at 15 all.

3:04 p.m.: Djokovic will serve to start the match.

3 p.m.: Nadal and Djokovic warming up before the match. Moments away from the start.

2:54 p.m.: Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are walking out ahead of their French Open quarterfinal matchup.

How to watch Novak Djokovic vs. Rafael Nadal in the French Open

  • TV channel: Tennis Channel
  • Live stream: Peacock, fuboTV

Tennis Channel will be carrying the Nadal vs. Djokovic quarterfinal in the US. The match will also live stream on NBC’s streaming service, Peacock, and fuboTV.

In Canada, TSN will carry the match in addition to and the TSN App.

  • UK TV channel: Eurosport
  • UK Live stream: Eurosport

You can subscribe or view Eurosport’s packages here.

  • Australia TV channel: 9Gem
  • Australia Live stream: Stan Sport

You can subscribe or view Stan Sport’s packages here.

What time does Novak Djokovic vs. Rafael Nadal start?

  • US/Canada start time: May 31, 2:45 p.m. ET
  • UK start time: May 31, 7.45pm BST
  • Australia start time: June 1, 4.45am AEST

While the start time is dictated by prior matches, the quarterfinal matchup between Nadal and Djokovic will start no earlier than 2:45 p.m. ET and 7.45pm BST, which is 8:45pm local time in Paris.

Novak Djokovic vs. Rafael Nadal head to head

Tuesday’s meeting between the tennis legends marks the 59th all-time meeting between the two, with Djokovic owning a 30-28 lead.

Nadal owns their clay-court showdowns by a record of 19-8. The two have met in the French Open in nine prior matchups, with Nadal owning the 7-2 advantage.

Djokovic, though, is 2-1 in their last three meetings at Roland-Garros, including an upending of Nadal in the 2021 semifinals en route to a French Open victory. This will be their first meeting on the court since last year’s tournament.

The two also met in the 2020 French Open final, with Nadal taking the win in straight sets.

French Open schedule 2022

Quarterfinal matchups begin on Tuesday, May 31.

The tournament concludes on Saturday, June 4 for the women’s half and Sunday, June 5 for the men’s side.

Here’s the schedule for the remainder of the tournament:

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