Emotions in play for Nadal, Djokovic

Updated: June 3, 2013, 9:51 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

PARIS -- For the better part of an hour, Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber created the fleeting impression he might deliver Rafael Nadal an exquisite 27th birthday gift: a victory over No. 1 seed Novak Djokovic.

But after losing the first set, the steely Serb rallied to win 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4. Nadal, the No. 3 seed, booked his own berth in the quarterfinals 2½ hours later with a 6-4, 6-1, 6-3 victory over Kei Nishikori.

Even with one round to play -- seemingly a formality, with ...

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