French Open 2016, Day 6: Rafael Nadal pulls out, Andy Murray and Kei Nishikori enter last 16​

French Open 2016, Day 6: Rafael Nadal pulls out, Andy Murray and Kei Nishikori enter last 16​

Nadal, 29, stunned Roland Garros by calling a news conference at just 10 minutes notice to announce he was pulling out.

French Open 2016: Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic roll on, symmetry for Williams sisters

French Open 2016: Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic roll on, symmetry for Williams sisters

Defending women`s champions Serena Williams was joined by sister Venus in the third round, the American siblings posting symmetrical victories on Court Suzanne Lenglen.

Half-century for world no. 1 Novak Djokovic at Roland Garros

Half-century for world no. 1 Novak Djokovic at Roland Garros

Djokovic plays Slovenia-born Briton Aljaz Bedene next for a place in round of 32.

2016 French Open Day 5: Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal reach milestones; Serena Williams romps

2016 French Open Day 5: Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal reach milestones; Serena Williams romps

Djokovic claimed his 50th win at Roland Garros, while Nadal became just the eighth man to rack up 200 Grand Slam match wins.

French Open 2016: Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray through as Angelique Kerber exits

French Open 2016: Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray through as Angelique Kerber exits

Djokovic, a three-time Roland Garros finalist, faced little resistance from Taiwan's world number 95 Lu Yen-Hsun as he eased to a 6-4, 6-1, 6-1 victory.

Not just batsman but Virat Kohli is best sportsman in world, says this coach!

Not just batsman but Virat Kohli is best sportsman in world, says this coach!

Kohli is part of a generation of sportsmen that are changing their respective sports.

French Open 2016: Angry Nick Kyrgios, Petra Kvitova pass chilly Roland Garros tests

French Open 2016: Angry Nick Kyrgios, Petra Kvitova pass chilly Roland Garros tests

Despite the controversy, Kyrgios recovered his composure to see off world number 124 Cecchinato and set up a second-round clash against Dutch lucky loser Igor Sijsling.

French Open 2016: Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal lined-up for 50th meeting at Roland Garros

French Open 2016: Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal lined-up for 50th meeting at Roland Garros

Should Djokovic and nine-time French Open champion Nadal meet in the last-four it will be their 50th career clash in a rivalry which began in 2006 at Roland Garros.

French Open 2016: Novak Djokovic confronts greatest challenge as clock ticks

French Open 2016: Novak Djokovic confronts greatest challenge as clock ticks

Djokovic turns 29 on Sunday and will be playing Roland Garros for a 12th time where he remains the overwhelming favourite to secure a trophy which would also place him halfway to the first calendar Grand Slam since 1969.

Andy Murray is a big threat at French Open 2016, says Novak Djokovic

Andy Murray is a big threat at French Open 2016, says Novak Djokovic

It was Murray`s first title in Rome, the third clay-court title of his career after victories on the red dirt in Munich and Madrid last year and, more importantly, comes in timely fashion.

Rome Masters​: Novak Djokovic edges Kei Nishikori to set up Andy Murray final

Rome Masters​: Novak Djokovic edges Kei Nishikori to set up Andy Murray final

Djokovic will meet Britain`s Andy Murray in a second successive Masters final on Sunday a week after beating the Scot in Madrid.

Andy Murray on course for second straight Novak Djokovic final

Andy Murray on course for second straight Novak Djokovic final

Djokovic will meet Kei Nishikori after the Japanese sixth seed swept Austrian Dominic Thiem, who had knocked out Roger Federer, 6-3, 7-5.

Rafael Nadal bids for Rome title with possible clash vs Novak Djokovic looming

Rafael Nadal bids for Rome title with possible clash vs Novak Djokovic looming

Nadal won titles last month in Monte Carlo and Barcelona to start his pre-French Open clay campaign in the best possible way.

Roger Federer overtakes Andy Murray as world number two

Roger Federer overtakes Andy Murray as world number two

Australian youngster Nick Kyrgios moves back into the top 20 thanks to his run to the quarter-finals in Madrid.

Madrid Masters final: Novak Djokovic praises Andy Murray's wonderful sportsmanship

Madrid Masters final: Novak Djokovic praises Andy Murray's wonderful sportsmanship

After the match, Djoker took to Twitter to publicly laud Murray's wonderful gesture!

 

Novak Djokovic defeats Andy Murray to win Mutua Madrid Open

Novak Djokovic defeats Andy Murray to win Mutua Madrid Open

The match was turning into a classic and seemed to turn again in the second game of the third set as Murray missed an easy point in his first service game and Djokovic went on to break following a 23-shot rally.

Madrid Open: Novak Djokovic beats defending champion Andy Murray to claim 29th ATP Masters 1000 title

Madrid Open: Novak Djokovic beats defending champion Andy Murray to claim 29th ATP Masters 1000 title

With the win, Djokovic now moves ahead of Spain's Rafael Nadal with a record 29 ATP Masters 1000 titles.

Madrid Masters: Novak Djokovic downs Kei Nishikori to set-up Andy Murray final

Madrid Masters: Novak Djokovic downs Kei Nishikori to set-up Andy Murray final

Djokovic has yet to drop a set in the Spanish capital this week.