Novak Djokovic smashes racket, beats Roberto Bautista Agut

Novak Djokovic smashes racket, beats Roberto Bautista Agut

Novak Djokovic smashes racket, beats Roberto Bautista Agut

Cecchinato, who had never won a Grand Slam match in his career before Roland Garros, will take on Austrian Dominic Thiem for a place in Sunday's final.

The 12-time grand slam champion also matched Roger Federer's record of nine consecutiveappearances in the last eight at Roland Garroswith a dominant 6-3, 6-4, 6-2victory.

"I always play well at a Slam and always build my form to peak at a Slam".

"I don't want to speak with this".

After arriving in Paris with his lowest seeding since 2006 and his expectations not much higher, the former world number one appears to be rediscovering his mojo at the right time. He also needed a minor operation after making a comeback at the Australian Open in January.

The no. 3 Italian looks at all of his wins here at the French as a miracle, but feels great knowing that he'll be playing opposite Novak Djokovic in the quarternfinals. "Maybe the match would be shorter, but at the same time, credit to him".

The former champion lost the first two sets but fought back by winning the third and was a break up in the fourth.

The 25-year-old Schwartzman, who faces Nadal next, was joined in the last eight by compatriot Juan Martin Del Potro who eased past American John Isner 6-4 6-4 6-4.

The mighty Italian entered theSlam ranked no. 72 and won over Goffin with a victorious match of 7-5, 4-6, 6-0 and 6-3.

Verdasco, who beat fourth seed Grigor Dimitrov in straight sets in the previous round, needed treatment for blisters as Djokovic was made to wait before serving out for two-love lead.

After fighting through three consecutive five-set match-wins, Zverev is still on track to be the first German men's champion at Roland Garros since 1937.

Djokovic wrapped up the second set with a rasping forehand victor after his opponent was treated for a blister on his right foot and another errant backhand putVerdasco a break down in the first game of the third.

He punched the air in delight before celebrating by wearing a white beret flung on to the court and doing his now-customary arm throw to all four sides of Chatrier.

It is one thing to be told repeatedly that you have the potential to go deep in a Grand Slam; it's quite another to actually go out and prove it in best-of-five-set matches under more intense scrutiny than in regular tour events.

"I was a bit unlucky not to capitalize on the second set", said Djokovic, who improved to 7-1 against Bautista Agut.

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