Novak Djokovic appears on course for place in sun and French Open final

• Rafael Nadal pull-out shortens odds for world No1 towin at last
• Andy Murray also seems to have good chance of reaching final

The fallout from Rafael Nadal’s departure from the French Open continues to resonate as Novak Djokovic’s odds on winning his first Roland Garros title are tightening markedly at the start of the second week.

When the world No1 played so frenetically in near total darkness on Saturday night to get past the British No2, Aljaz Bedene, in three sets, he knew he would need Sunday as a day of rest, before his fourth-round match against the 14th seed, Roberto Bautista Agut, on Monday.

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