Spain's Rafael Nadal serves the ball to Georgia's Nikoloz Basilashvili during their third round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Friday, June 2, 2017 in Paris. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
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Nine-time champion Rafael Nadal lost just one game in a ruthless display to reach the French Open last 16 Thursday, but title-holder Novak Djokovic needed five sets to survive.Reigning champion Djokovic escaped trouble against Diego Schwartzman, the second seed rallying from two sets to one down to prevail 5-7, 6-3, 6-3, 6-1, 6-1 .Canadian fifth seed Milos Raonic advanced to the last 16 when Guillermo Garcia-Lopez retired with a thigh injury in the second set.Dominic Thiem, a semifinalist last year and the only player to beat Nadal on clay this season, brushed past American 25th seed Steve Johnson 6-1, 7-6 (4), 6-3 .The Spaniard closed out a victory run with an ace in a match that featured 11 breaks of serve in 20 games played.
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