Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates winning his third round match against Poland's Hubert Hurkacz . Hannah McKay/Reuters
The 37-year-old Swiss can clinch a record-extending 21st major if he manages to break free of the world number one's stranglehold.
Nadal emerged triumphant that day, winning in five sets in a four-hour 48-minute epic of fluctuating fortunes that stretched out over seven hours because of constant, momentum-shifting rain interruptions.
It was only four minutes longer than it took Roger Federer to defeat Alejandro Falla of Colombia in 2004.
Ben Stokes hit a stunning unbeaten century as England defeated Australia by one wicket to win an epic third Test at Headingley on Sunday and keep the Ashes alive.
The former Test and ODI cricketer turned to Instagram to share a glimpse of the congratulatory dinner he and the tennis sensation hosted at their house in Dubai for the couple over the weekend.
Ace shuttler PV Sindhu on Sunday became the first Indian to win the BWF World Championships, crushing Japan's Nozomi Okuhara 21-7, 21-7 in just 36 minutes in a one-sided final.