Djokovic advances to quarter-finals

Novak Djokovic showed glimpses of his best to demolish Diego Schwartzman 6-1 6-3 6-3 and secure a career-best 16th quarter-final at Roland Garros.

The world number one’s pace was too much for the Argentine, who barely threatened despite taking a 3-0 lead in the second set on Sunday.

From then on, traffic was one-way and Djokovic won 12 of the remaining 15 games on an icy court Suzanne Lenglen again Schwartzman, semi-finalist at Roland Garros in 2020.

“I have a lot of respect for him. He’s a good guy on and off the pitch and he’s a clay-court specialist, so it’s not easy, especially in slow conditions today with a ball that didn’t bounce high,” Djokovic said.

“I found the right services at the right times.”

Djokovic has now reached the last eight in Paris for the 13th consecutive year. and has yet to drop a set.

He faces the winner of the clash between 13-time Roland-Garros champion Rafael Nadal and Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime.

With Reuters

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