Around the grounds it was an absorbing mixture of all-time greats, double trouble and mesmerising matches.
We’ve already had Novak Djokovic facing a former coach in an opponent’s corner this week.
Now there will be a similar dynamic for Rafael Nadal when he takes on the Toni Nadal-coached Felix Auger-Aliassime in the fourth round on Sunday.
Thirteen-time Roland-Garros champion Nadal was clinical once again on Friday, surrendering just nine games to Dutchman Botic van de Zandschulp to soar into the second week.
The 21-time Grand Slam winner will next meet ninth seed Auger-Aliassime for a place in the quarter-finals and in an intriguing plot twist, the Canadian has Nadal’s uncle and long-time mentor on his coaching team.
“I don’t know if I need insight on how Rafa plays, to be honest. I think we all know what he does well,” smirked Auger-Aliassime on Friday, following his victory over Filip Krajinovic.
“We had the discussion, it was black and white from the first time we started working together we knew it was a possibility that eventually I would play Rafa when I’m working with Toni.
“But I think Toni will watch from a neutral place and enjoy the match.”
Over to Rafa for his thoughts.
“I already talked with Toni after my match. For me it’s very simple. He’s my uncle. I don’t think he will be able to want me to lose, without a doubt, but he’s a professional and he’s with another player… But for me, it’s zero problem, and I know he wants the best for me,” said Nadal of his uncle.