Friday’s draw set them up to face each other in Paris at the same stage as last year, when Federer ended Djokovic’s 43-match winning streak.
That was Djokovic’s last loss at a major tournament. Seeded No. 1 at the French Open for the first time, he will play 97th-ranked Potito Starace of Italy in the first round and could face Lleyton Hewitt next.
Djokovic’s quarterfinal opponent could be No. 5 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Other possible quarterfinals: Federer vs. Juan Martin del Potro or Tomas Berdych; six-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal vs. Janko Tipsarevic; No. 4 Andy Murray vs. No. 6 David Ferrer.