Nadal overcomes Felix Auger-Aliassime to set up Novak Djokovic quarter-final

Novak Djokovic beats Diego Schwartzman in straight sets

Afael Nadal has played 112 tennis matches at Roland Garros over the course of his career

Few players have even come close to pushing him over the edge.

Only twice in his 17-year career had an opponent taken him to five sets at the French Open, and it was on Sunday afternoon.

With quality, confidence, and belief in his ability, Felix Auger-Aliassime strode onto Court Philippe Chatrier.

He took advantage of Nadal's poor performance to force a fifth set and push him to the limit.

He soared when he needed to step up the most. He's still vying for his 14th French Open crown.

With Nadal's triumph, the two will renew their traditional rivalry on the greatest stages.

When they meet again in the quarterfinals for the 59th time on Tuesday.

For the match-up between his two employers, his nephew and his charge,

Toni Nadal chose the most conspicuous seat in the house – front row of the presidential box.