Roland Garros: Djokovic survived Davidovich and reached the 1/8 finals

Serbian Novak Djokovic advanced to the 1/8 finals Roland Garros for the fourteenth issue in a row, at the end of an epic duel against the Spaniards Alexander Davidovich what made him show his best tennis to win in three sleeves.

The quality of world No. 3 in decisive moments was the key to a power-to-power duel in which both had options, but it was the Serb who best exploited them to win. 7-6(4), 7-6(5) and 6-2 in 3 hours 36 minutes.

Davidovich He may regret not taking advantage of his opportunities, he had a serve to win the first round and a set-point in the second, but on both occasions, the former No. 1 reacted from great heights.

Djokovic will compete for a place in the quarter-finals against the winner of the Polish bout Hubert Hukachfavorite 13, and the Peruvian John Paul Varilias.

It was very hard physicallythree hours in just two sets is a very difficult battle, we have to congratulate my opponent on this match,” assured the Serb, pleased that he did not lose a single set, which “I’d probably take the game at five o’clock“.

Djokovic, who at 36 is pursuing his third Roland Garros increase to number 23 Grand slam tournaments in his power, one more than Rafael Nadalhe at no time felt comfortable on the center court of Paris, tormented by the wind, by an audience from which the divorce seems to have been completed, and by an opponent who, for two sets lasting almost an hour and a half each, fought with great faith, inspired by the victory, which he won last year in Monte Carlo.

Now he is just one step away from the fight that the entire Roland Garros is waiting for in the semi-final against the Spaniard. Carlos Alcaraznumber 1 in the world who will seek his place in the 1/8 finals against the Canadian Denis Shapovalov on the night shift.

In the remaining matches of the morning session, the Russian Andrey Rublevseeded seventh, went to the Italian Sonegoand his compatriot Karen Khachanova left an aussie on the road Kokkinakis.

There will be duels between Musetti And Cameron Norriein addition to the expected Diego Schwartzman facing the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas.

(According to information from EFE)

Source: Aristegui Noticias