Djokovic, Nadal move on at French Open

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PARIS (AP) Rafael Nadal knew this was bound to happen. So, too, did his uncle, Toni Nadal, who coached Rafael to most of the nephew's men's-record 21 Grand Slam titles.

Also well aware this moment would come, of course, was Felix Auger-Aliassime, the promising player who brought aboard the man known to many simply as Uncle Toni for some extra assistance last year.

Once Toni and Rafael ended their professional partnership, and once Auger-Aliassime hired Toni to work in tandem with full-time coach Frederic Fontang, they all figured that somewhere, sometime, their paths would cross. Now it'll happen in the French Open's fourth round: Nadal vs. Auger-Aliassime. Which in some ways is also a matchup of Nadal vs. Nadal.

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Rank Player Points
1 N. Djokovic 8,660
2 D. Medvedev 7,980
3 A. Zverev 7,075
4 S. Tsitsipas 5,965
5 R. Nadal 5,525
6 C. Alcaraz 4,648
7 A. Rublev 3,945
8 C. Ruud 3,940
9 F. Auger-Aliassime 3,820
10 M. Berrettini 3,805
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2 B. Krejcikova 4,911
3 M. Sakkari 4,726
4 P. Badosa 4,545
5 A. Kontaveit 4,446
6 O. Jabeur 4,380
7 A. Sabalenka 3,966
8 K. Pliskova 3,678
9 D. Collins 3,315
10 G. Muguruza 3,060
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