Novak Djokovic reached the pre-quarterfinals of the French Open for the 14th time
Novak Djokovic reached the pre-quarterfinals of the French Open for the 14th time: Women's World No. 3 Jessica Pegula lost, and World No. 2 Aryana Sabalenka reached the fourth round.
The ups and downs continue at the French Open. Women's World No. 3 America's Jessica Pegula has been eliminated after losing in the third round. At the same time, World No. 2 Aryana Sabalenka and Novak Djokovic have entered the fourth round in Men's.
Jessica Pegula has been shown the way out of the French Open after being defeated by Belgium's Elise Mertens 6-1, 6-3 in the third round. At the same time, world number-2 Aryana Sabalenka entered the fourth round. In the third round match, she defeated Russia's Kamila Rakhimova in straight sets 6-2, 6-2.
On the other hand, Novak Djokovic has reached the fourth round of the French Open for the 14th time in Men's. He defeated 29th seed Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 7-6(4), 7-6(5), 7-6(5). In this match which lasted for 3 hours and 36 minutes, Djokovic had to struggle a lot to win. Fokina gave a tough fight to Djokovic in the opening 2 sts.
Fokina lost by a very close margin of 6-7, 6-7. And the first set itself lasted for about 85 minutes. Djokovic has now entered the pre-quarterfinals, where he will face either Juan Pablo Varillas of Peru or Hubert Hurkacz of Poland.
Novak Djokovic, who has been number-1 in the world rankings, has a chance to leave Rafael Nadal behind in winning the most Grand Slams. Both have won equal 22-22 Grand Slam titles so far. Nadal is out of French Open due to injury. In such a situation, if Djokovic wins the French Open, then he can leave Nadal behind.