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Defending champion Novak Djokovic was scheduled to put up a highly-anticipated semi-final clash with Rafael Nadal as they were drawn into the bottom half in men' singles of the 2017 French Open.

Five Chinese girls faced mixed drawing fate here on Friday, 32nd-seeded Zhang Shuai possibly got the chance of beating her previous personal best in Roland Garros, while Wang Qiang and Zheng Saisai had an uphill challenge in the first round.

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Serbian superstar Novak Djokovic and Spanish starlet Garbine Muguruza will begin the defence of their French Open titles against Spaniard Marcel Granollers and Italy's Francesca Schiavone, respectively, according to the draw held on Friday.

If Djokovic reaches the last 16, the world No.2, may face Frenchman Lucas Pouille and in the quarterfinals Austrian Dominic Thiem.

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Spanish tennis star and World No.4 Rafael Nadal reached the third round of the Rome Masters after compatriot Nicolas Almagro pulled out due to injury. Almagro was trailing 0-3 to Nadal, a record seven-time champion here in Rome, when he decided to withdraw due to a left knee injury.

The 30-year-old Nadal is set to play American Jack Sock in the next round after the youngster downed Czech Jiri Vesely 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(1).

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Spanish No.1 Rafael Nadal claimed his fifth Mutua Madrid Open title with a 7-6 (10), 6-4 win over eighth seeded Dominic Thiem.

Sunday's win also means that Nadal has now won 30 ATP Masters 1000 Series titles in his career, joining Novak Djokovic at the top of the leaderboard.

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Top seeded Spanish star Rafael Nadal qualified for the final of the Madrid Open after defeating second seed Novak Djokovic 6-2, 6-4 in the semi-finals.

Djokovic went into Saturday night's game fresher than the Spaniard after Kei Nishikori's wrist injury gave him a bye in the quarter-finals. But perhaps a day without competition effected his rhythm as he struggled to compete with Nadal, who claimed the first set with few problems. Nadal was made to work harder in front of a partisan crowd in the second set as the reigning champion dug deep to defend his title with pride.

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Serbian tennis ace Novak Djokovic got off to a ragged start in his first match at the Madrid Masters, while Rafael Nadal needed almost three hours to advance to the third round.

Djokovic, the defending champion, who was handed a first-round bye in this year's tournament, recovered from a 0-3 deficit in the third set to close out a 6-1, 4-6, 7-5 second-round victory over Spanish wild card Nicolas Almagro on Wednesday.

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Rafael Nadal is optimistic that his performance in the Madrid Open tennis championships this week will not be affected by an ear infection he has been suffering since Friday.

Speaking to the press on Monday, two days ahead of his debut against Fabio Fognini in the second round of the competition, the Spaniard, who comes to Madrid fresh from success in Barcelona and Monti Carlo, explained he had woken up, "at three in the morning with pain".

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