Djokovic and Nadal
Can Djokovic dominate Nadal at the French Open like he did in Rome?Reuters

World number one Novak Djokovic will take on nine-time champion and birthday boy Rafael Nadal in the Men's Singles quarter final clash of the 2015 Roland Garros on 3 June.

Where to watch live

The match starts at 3pm BST. Live coverage is on British Eurosport, British Eurosport HD, British Eurosport 2, British Eurosport 2 HD and ITV 4. Real-time internet updates are available on the Roland Garros official website.

Overview

The battle of the titans is upon us, albeit a bit early for neutrals, in a match which has the potential to decide the fate of the 2015 French Open.

Djokovic has been in tremendous form this season, unbeaten on clay and has been the undisputed champion in every tournament he has played in thus far. On a 28-match unbeaten run, it will take some performance to upstage the Serbian, who looks destined to end his French drought this season.

The duo have played each other thrice in the tournament, with Nadal coming on top in each of the three occasions in consecutive years. However, the result should not come as a surprise, given the Spaniard has an unprecedented 70-1 record in the tournament, where he started his ascend as one of the legends of the game.

This is the 44th time these two are meeting in an ATP tournament, but the tide was never so stupendously tilted in Djokovic's favour, something that he has to capitalise on. However, it will be foolhardy to discount Nadal, who is still to regain some form after an injury which kept him out for the major part of last year.

This is the first time these two are meeting so early in a tournament since Rome in 2007 and the road remains as tough ahead, with the winner set to take on the survivor between Andy Murray and David Ferrer.

A loss for Nadal will see his ranking drop below 10 in the ATP standings, while a win will go a long way in helping him crawl back to the top

Betting odds (888Sport.com)

  • Novak Djokovic to win: 4/11
  • Rafael Nadal to win: 9/4

Head-to-head

Nadal holds a slender 23-20 lead over Djokovic, which the Serbian will be looking to address in their 44th meeting.