Djokovic has played some of the best tennis of his life in 2020 but he regrets the failure to win either the U.S. Open or the French Open.
After being treated for neck pain during that match, the 12-times Grand Slam winner cast doubts on his Wimbledon participation following his Roland Garros exit.
Sunday's result marks the sixth consecutive Grand Slam won by either Nadal or 20-times major champion Roger Federer.
Rafael Nadal brushed aside Juan Martin Del Potro in straight sets on Friday to continue his quest for an 11th French Open title. He will face Dominic Thiem,
The 36-year-old said she had suffered a pectoral muscle injury in her third-round win over Julia Goerges and "can't serve at all".
Marterer probably wondered what all the fuss was about when, two games into his first match against the best claycourt player ever on Monday.
American Madison Keys blazed into the French Open quarter-finals for the first time in her career with a 6-1 6-4 defeat of Romanian Mihaela Buzarnescu on Sunday.
Sharapova was back on Roland Garros' main stage for the first time in three years.
The 83rd-ranked Riske won three games in her previous claycourt meeting with the twice Roland Garros runner-up but broke serve three times in taking the opening set.
The second-seeded German smashed a racket in frustration before finding his groove and setting up a meeting with 26th- seeded Bosnian Damir Dzumhur.
The downpours also prevented two-time champion Maria Sharapova from starting her opener against Richel Hogenkamp of the Netherlands.
Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov will continue his recent rise with his first French Open appearance next week, but insists winning the title at such a young age is "impossible".
Wimbledon, with its hordes of tennis fans arriving from the world over to camp out for days or even weeks to get hold of tickets, has not faced the same problem.
Nadal returned to the top of the world rankings on Monday after winning his eighth Italian Open title to confirm again his status as the king of the clay court.
The Ukrainian fourth seed bided her time and struck at key moments in the match in a display that bodes well for her chances at the French Open later this month.
Novak Djokovic has parted company with coach Radek Stepanek days after the departure of head coach Andre Agassi from his team.
Serena Williams' return to the WTA Tour following the birth of her first child will be the "greatest challenge" of her career, according to her coach.
The young Latvian player Jelena Ostapenko insists to continue her adventure till the end after she booked a seat in French Open final.
The Roland Garros (French Open), one of four grand slam tournaments in tennis, officially kicked off in Paris Sunday.
Tunisian Ons Jabeur became the first Arab woman to reach the third round of a Grand Slam singles tournament.