Novak Djokovic beaten by Marco Cecchinato in French Open quarter-finals
Novak Djokovic beaten by Marco Cecchinato in French Open quarter-finals
GETTYDjokovic will face Fernando Verdasco in round four on Sunday
06 June, 2018, 01:42
At the site of his 12th and most recent major title, which came two years ago, Djokovic was stunned by 72nd-ranked Marco Cecchinato of Italy 6-3, 7-6 (4), 1-6, 7-6 (11) in a rollicking match filled with long points and plenty of drama.
Verdasco too failed to break his serve initially before regaining composure and winning four games in a row to take the set 6-2.
In what's likely to be one of the biggest upsets of the year, never mind at this year's French Open, Cecchinato advanced his dream run at Roland-Garros and beat a third successive top-20-seeded player to advance. "Sorry, guys, I can't give you that answer". "It paid off today". The former world No 1 had already received treatment at the 5-2 changeover.
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"I always play well at a Slam and always build my form to peak at a Slam".
"He played awesome, so congratulations for a great performance", he said. I mean, probably now the third-best after Rafa and Roger (Federer).
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Playing at his lowest ranking for nearly 12 years after months of struggling with an elbow injury and indifferent form, Djokovic has made the last eight by dropping just one set.
Former world number one Djokovic, who would face either second seed Alexander Zverev or Austrian Dominic Thiem in the semi-finals should he beat Cecchinato, hasn't reached the last four at a Grand Slam since the 2016 US Open.
Dimitrov said Verdasco had played a "stunning match" but it could have been different if the first set had gone his way.
US Open champion Sloane Stephens cruised past Estonian Anett Kontaveit 6-0, 6-2 to book a last-eight spot for the first time.
Keys struck 30 winners past a battling Putintseva in an impressive display as she continued her recent revival on clay, having never reached the quarter-finals in Paris before this week.
Cecchinato said he was stunned by his triumph, coming just two years after his career was nearly derailed when he became embroiled in match fixing allegations.
American 13th seed Madison Keys also reached her first Roland Garros quarter-final with a 6-1, 6-4 win over Romania's Mihaela Buzarnescu. "I know it's hard right after the match".
But all eyes will be on Monday's showdown between Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova, with the latter trying to end an 18-match losing streak to her bitter rival.
"It's a pleasure playing against Novak in quarter-final at Roland Garros", said the Italian who told reporters that he would not discuss the scandal that could have ended his career.
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