Both looking to return to the French Open semifinals for the second year in a row, Novak Djokovic and Dominic Thiem will meet in Roland Garros on Wednesday night (Tuesday’s action was rained out).
Here’s everything you need to know about the intriguing Top-10 matchup:
Djokovic vs. Thiem, 2017 French Open Quarterfinals
Date: Wednesday, June 7
Start Time, United States: 5 a.m. ET
TV Channel, United States: Tennis Channel
Live Stream, United States: Tennis Channel Everywhere or DirecTV Now. You can read here to learn how to watch a live stream of the French Open without cable
Start Time, UK: 10 a.m.
TV Channel, UK: Eurosport or ITV4
TV Channel, Worldwide: You can find a list of international broadcasters here
In five head-to-head matches (four of which have come in 2016 or later), Djokovic has owned the rising Austrian star. In Rome earlier this year, he rolled to a 6-1, 6-0 drubbing. At last year’s ATP World Tour Finals, Thiem won the first set on a long tiebreak, only for Djoker to drop a total of two combined games over the next two sets. And in the semifinals at last year’s French Open, Djokovic needed less than two hours to take three sets from the youngster.
Djokovic hasn’t completely been himself this year, but his win over Thiem in Rome was part of a tournament that seemed to get him back on track, and his Grand Slam experience plus historical success against Thiem makes him a significant favorite.
That said, there’s no denying Thiem’s talent. He’s the only one to beat Nadal on clay this year, he’s yet to drop a set this tournament, and he undoubtedly has the game to unseat the World No. 2.
No matter what ultimately happens, this sets up as potentially being the best quarterfinal matchup in Roland Garros.