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PARIS (AP) Rafael Nadal could face top-ranked Novak Djokovic in the French Open quarterfinals, the toughest draw the nine-time champion has faced at Roland Garros.
Nadal has fallen to No. 7 in the ATP rankings since coming back from injuries, dropping his seeding to sixth, the lowest it's ever been at the clay-court major.
That left him more vulnerable than usual in Friday's draw, and bad luck put him in the same quarter as both Djokovic and 10th-seeded Grigor Dimitrov, and in the same half as Andy Murray.