Djokovic and Nadal could meet in French Open semifinals
ABS-CBN Sports on May 20, 2016 06:35 PM
FILE - In this June 7, 2015, file photo, Serbia's Novak Djokovic shows his second place plate after losing to Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka in the final match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris. The French Open begins Sunday, May 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
SAMUEL PETREQUIN, AP Sports Writer
PARIS (AP) — Novak Djokovic could face nine-time champion Rafael Nadal in the French Open semifinals in his quest to complete a career Grand Slam.
The top-ranked Serb, who will face Lu Yen-hsun in the first round, was put in the same side of the draw as Nadal. Djokovic beat Nadal in the quarterfinals last year, the Spaniard's second loss at Roland Garros.
Defending champion Stan Wawrinka and Andy Murray could meet in the other semifinal match.
Djokovic has lost in the final in three of the last four years on the Parisian red clay. Winning the French Open would give him four consecutive major championships, something no man has achieved since Rod Laver won a true Grand Slam in 1969.