Defeat against Novak Djokovic does not surprise Rafael Nadal
Defeat against Novak Djokovic does not surprise Rafael Nadal

Dethroned French Open champion Rafael Nadal admitted he wasn`t surprised by his three-set French Open quarter-final rout by longtime rival Novak Djokovic but vowed to target a 10th title in 2016.

French Open: Novak Djokovic ends Rafael Nadal's reign, advances into semis
French Open: Novak Djokovic ends Rafael Nadal's reign, advances into semis

In what was anticipated as 'The Match Of The Year', World No. 1 Novak Djokovic defeated nine-time champion Rafael Nadal 7-5, 6-3, 6-1 to advance into the semi-final of the French Open 2015.

Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal - the Twitter clash
Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal - the Twitter clash

Who is tweeting what on Wednesday`s big French Open clash between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal at Roland Garros:

French Open, men's quarter-final: Rafael Nadal vs Novak Djokovic – As it happened...
French Open, men's quarter-final: Rafael Nadal vs Novak Djokovic – As it happened...

Nine-time champion Rafael Nadal takes on World No. 1 Novak Djokovic in a much-awaited men's quarter-final at the French Open 2015.

French Open quarter-final: Why Rafael Nadal has an upper hand over Novak Djokovic
French Open quarter-final: Why Rafael Nadal has an upper hand over Novak Djokovic

The quarter-final match between 'King of Clay' Rafael Nadal and World Number one Novak Djokovic at French Open on Wednesday is no less than a final.

French Open: Here's how Twitter world reacted to Rafael Nadal's Rs 4.9 crore Velcro watch
French Open: Here's how Twitter world reacted to Rafael Nadal's Rs 4.9 crore Velcro watch

Considered one of the greatest clay court player of all times, Rafael Nadal was seen sporting a Rs 4.9 crore or a $ 775,000 Velcro watch during the ongoing French Open in Paris.

French Open: It's the toughest quarter-final of my career, says Rafael Nadal
French Open: It's the toughest quarter-final of my career, says Rafael Nadal

Novak Djokovic did not want it, Rafa Nadal was dreading it but fans will be transfixed when the world`s two best claycourters face off in a seismic French Open quarter-final on Wednesday.

French Open 2015, quarter-final: Rafael Nadal vs Novak Djokovic - Preview
French Open 2015, quarter-final: Rafael Nadal vs Novak Djokovic - Preview

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will clash in a French Open quarter-final blockbuster on Wednesday in one of the sport`s most-eagerly awaited clashes of recent times.

Big day for big four of men`s tennis at French Open
Big day for big four of men`s tennis at French Open

The big four of men`s tennis push for quarter-final spots at the French Open on Monday while Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova also feature in a bumper programme caused by Sunday`s rain-hit schedule.

French Open: David Ferrer through but Spanish brigade on the slide
French Open: David Ferrer through but Spanish brigade on the slide

Spain are experiencing their worst French Open campaign for almost 20 years despite having Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer through to the fourth round.

Someone will beat my nine-title record, says Rafael Nadal
Someone will beat my nine-title record, says Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal believes his record of nine French Open titles can be beaten, even if fellow Roland Garros legend Gustavo Kuerten believes it may take an extra-terrestial to do it.

From Winnetka to Wimbledon for new hope Thanasi Kokkinakis
From Winnetka to Wimbledon for new hope Thanasi Kokkinakis

When Nick Kyrgios was making history with his stunning Wimbledon win over Rafael Nadal last year, Thanasi Kokkinakis was losing a first round match in the wilds of Illinois.

French Open: Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams in Saturday special
French Open: Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams in Saturday special

Top seeds Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams as well as nine-time champion Rafael Nadal and in-form Andy Murray serve up a Saturday special at the French Open.

French Open 2015: Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal canter while Thanasi Kokkinakis breaks through
French Open 2015: Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal canter while Thanasi Kokkinakis breaks through

World number one Novak Djokovic and defending champion Rafael Nadal stayed on course for a French Open quarter-final Thursday as teenager Thanasi Kokkinakis provided a glimpse into the sport`s future.

French Open: Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams eye Paris last-32
French Open: Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams eye Paris last-32

Nine-time champion Rafael Nadal and top seeds Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams target places in the French Open third round on Thursday.

Roger Federer, Stan Wawrinka show no sympathy for Rafael Nadal in umpire row
Roger Federer, Stan Wawrinka show no sympathy for Rafael Nadal in umpire row

 Roger Federer on Wednesday admitted that allowing leading players to pick and choose who umpires their matches could set a difficult precedent for tour organisers.

French Open: Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams ease through, Eugenie​ Bouchard crashes
French Open: Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams ease through, Eugenie​ Bouchard crashes

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal eased closer to a French Open quarter-final showdown Tuesday while two-time champion Serena Williams blitzed her way into the second round.

French Open: Forehand could be better, says Rafael Nadal after win
French Open: Forehand could be better, says Rafael Nadal after win

Chasing a record-extending 10th French Open crown on the back of his worst claycourt season since prevailing for the first time, Rafa Nadal acknowledged another weakness on Tuesday -- his best shot is not that solid.

Rafael Nadal gets bid for 10th French Open off to flying start
Rafael Nadal gets bid for 10th French Open off to flying start

Defending champion Rafael Nadal began his campaign for a 10th French Open with a 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 breeze past France`s world number 296 Quentin Halys on Tuesday.

Petra Kvitova struggles as giants make Paris entrance
Petra Kvitova struggles as giants make Paris entrance

Fourth seed Petra Kvitova struggled into the French Open second round on Tuesday as Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams waited to make their 2015 Roland Garros entrances.