Verdasco downs Dimitrov in straight sets to reach Round of 16

Novak Djokovic tennis results

Three-time champion Williams is playing her first Grand Slam tournament since taking time off last year due to pregnancy, while Sharapova is at Roland Garros for the first time in three years after serving a doping ban in 2016 and being refused a wildcard 12 months ago.

Djokovic saved three match points but could not bring the match to the fifth set. "So after Roland Garros, I need some rest and to realize the moment, and we will see my life", the world number 72, the lowest-ranked player to reach this stage at Roland Garros since Andrei Medvedev in 1999, told reporters.

"Obviously. making the fourth round four times or whatever is pretty good, but to finally get over that hump of quarter-finals feels very nice", she said. What can I say? For me to beat Djokovic in a quarter-final at Roland Garros it's unbelievable. I am happy to write a place in history.

"He's an fantastic player".

"I struggled at the beginning and also had a little injury at the beginning".

He made Djokovic pay for that failure to convert when he reeled off four successive points in the ensuing tiebreaker.

The Serbian tennis star, who made his return earlier this year after being sidelined for nearly six months due to an elbow injury, was involved in a tight battle against Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut on court Suzanne-Lenglen.

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Cecchinato received a penalty point immediately after Djokovic was treated, for unsportsmanlike conduct after a lengthy argument with the umpire and supervisor for leaving the court without permission.

"He held his nerves amazingly well in important moments", acknowledged Djokovic, who said he isn't certain whether he will play at Wimbledon.

Spain's Fernando Verdasco awaits in the fourth round after he stunned Bulgarian fourth seed and Association of Tennis Professionals World Tour Finals champion Grigor Dmitrov with a 7-6, 6-2, 6-4 win.

But Zverev, as he did in his wins over Dusan Lajovic and Damir Dzumhur, forced a decider, sealing the set with an ace after saving two break points.

A lack of oomph was evident in Zverev's play as he failed to break his Austrian rival in three sets and looked totally drained by the third, where he couldn't gain any traction and trailed 4-0 before slipping off the pace entirely. You know, for me, not having so many matches in the last period, this is great.

The statistics made bleak reading for Zverev - he finished with 42 unforced errors and just 19 winners. I don't want to be too negative right now.

"Bautista Agut, he's not going to hand you the win".

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