Novak Djokovic has gained and early advantage over Rafa Nadal with authorities scheduling their French Open quarter-final for Tuesday night.

Nadal has always preferred warmer day-time conditions as he believes the ball is slower and changes the style of play needed.

“I don’t like night sessions on clay. I say the other day. I am very clear with that,” the 13-time French Open champion has said.

“I don’t like to play on clay during the night, because humidity is higher, the ball is slower, and can be very heavy conditions especially when it’s cold.

“I think that makes a big difference on the way who played tennis on clay during the night and during the day.”

It means Carlos Alcaraz and Alexander Zverev will play their quarter-final in the day session.