Novak Djokovic moves to last-8 in French Open
Serbian tennis star to face No. 9 seed Matteo Berrettini of Italy in quarterfinals
- News Service 08 JUNE 2021, 10:54AA
Novak Djokovic booked his spot in the 2021 French Open last-8 in men's singles on Monday.
The world No. 1 tennis star overcame a two-set deficit with 6-1 and 6-0 sets after 19-year-old Lorenzo Musetti won the first two sets, both with scores of 7-6.
In the fifth set, Musetti bowed out due to injury while the Serbian star moved to the quarterfinals for a record 12th successive year.
He will take on No. 9 seed Matteo Berrettini of Italy.
In another Monday game, Diego Schwartzman from Argentina beat Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany 7-6, 6-4, and 7-5 to qualify for the last-8.
Separately, World No. 3 Rafael Nadal from Spain also reached the quarterfinals by sealing a win over Jannik Sinner from Italy with 7-5, 6-3 and 6-0 sets in the fourth round.
Nadal will face Schwartzman to qualify for the semifinals.
- Novak Djokovic
- French Open
- Matteo Berrettini