Rafael Nadal has never won the Paris Masters in his career. This year, the tournament is scheduled to run from 2-8 November.
Two days after being swept aside in the Roland Garros final, Djokovic made a trip to Visko's Valley of the Pyramids and its 25,000-year-old tunnels beneath whose "energy" is claimed to bring about miracle cures.
"Winning is what you play for," said Nadal. "Beyond the victory, there is an even greater personal satisfaction because at certain times I have had to make sacrifices to achieve the goal."
French Open 2020: Novak Djokovic beats Stefanos Tsitsipas in five sets to set up title showdown against Rafael Nadal
World number one Djokovic, the 2016 champion at Roland Garros, reached his fifth final in Paris, defeating fifth seed Tsitsipas 6-3, 6-2, 5-7, 4-6, 6-1 in a roller-coaster of a contest where he had held a match point in the third set.
French Open 2020: Sebastian Korda says getting Rafael Nadal to sign shirt is 'coolest moment' of his life
"I don't know if anyone's ever asked Rafa for an autograph after a match, but that was definitely the coolest moment of my life and one I'll never forget for sure," says Sebastian Korda
French Open 2020: 'Completely sick' Alexander Zverev admits he shouldn't have played against Jannik Sinner
"I am completely sick after the match with Cecchinato in the night. I can't really breathe, as you can hear by my voice," Zverev told reporters.
French Open 2020: Rafael Nadal rolls past Sebastian Korda into quarters; Dominic Thiem beats Hugo Gaston in epic five-setter
Second seed Nadal racked up his 97th win at the tournament against just two defeats since his title-winning debut in 2005.
French Open 2020: Rafael Nadal begins 'most difficult' campaign; Serena Williams eyes elusive 24th Major
Nadal, the undisputed king of clay, needs one more Major to equal Roger Federer's record of 20, but the Spaniard comes to Paris short of preparation and unhappy with the French Open's choice of new balls.
Rafael Nadal, who is seeded second, is aiming to equal the absent Roger Federer's men's record of 20 Grand Slam titles.
Murray was also awarded a wild card into the US Open, after his struggles with pelvic and shin injuries dropped his ranking to 129th. He went two rounds in New York, and improved his ranking to 110th.
The French Open which has been pushed back from May to a 27 September start, could host up to 11,500 spectators per day.
Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic join #BlackOutTuesday campaign against racial injustice
Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic were among the tennis players who joined the #BlackOutTuesday campaign against racial injustice, as protests continue over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died in police custody.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Novak Djokovic urges tennis world to contribute to relief fund for financially struggling players
The tennis season was suspended in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the shutdown will continue at least until mid-July, depriving lower-level players of the chance to earn a living
Australian Open 2020: Novak Djokovic breezes past Yoshihito Nishioka in straight sets, will face Diego Schwartzman in fourth round
In the fourth round, Djokovic will meet Argentine Diego Schwartzman, who beat Serb Dusan Lajovic 6-2, 6-3, 7-6(7) earlier on Friday
Australian Open 2020: A ready-again Roger Federer says training long and hard in off-season has kept him in good shape
The 20-times Grand Slam winner was scheduled to warmup for the year’s first major at the inaugural ATP Cup in Australia but withdrew to spend more time with his family.
Djokovic will be usurped at the top of the rankings by Nadal next Monday no matter what happens in Paris, while the Spaniard can also seal year-end supremacy by winning his first title at Bercy.
Roger Federer said that he would be open to Laver Cup moving to China for next edition, saying that he just wants the host city to be excited about the tournament
33-year-old Rafael Nadal will play for his fourth US Open crown on Sunday at Arthur Ashe Stadium against Russian fifth seed Daniil Medvedev
Rafael Nadal offers Andy Murray his boat as Briton extends stay in Mallorca with second singles win after hip surgery
Instead of playing in New York, where he won the men's singles in 2012, Andy Murray is rebuilding his singles form by playing on the Challenger Tour for the first time in 14 years in an event which bears the name of Rafael Nadal.
Rafael Nadal will aim for his fifth Canadian trophy on Sunday when he faces Daniil Medvedev, who dominated Russian compatriot Karen Khachanov 6-1, 7-6 (8/6).