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Novak Djokovic survives scare in opposition to Lorenzo Musetti, Diego Schwartzman, Coco Gauff win-Sports activities Information , Pleased Easterday

The world primary dropped the primary two units, then comfortably levelled earlier than the 19-year-old Italian retired within the remaining set.

Novak Djokovic in motion on the French Open. AP

Paris: Novak Djokovic survived a significant scare from teenager Lorenzo Musetti on Monday to achieve a fifteenth French Open quarter-final and keep on track to grow to be the primary man in over 50 years to win all 4 Grand Slams twice.

The world primary dropped the primary two units, then comfortably levelled earlier than the 19-year-old Italian retired within the remaining set.

Djokovic’s 6-7 (7/9), 6-7 (2/7), 6-1, 6-0, 4-0 win arrange a last-eight conflict with Matteo Berrettini, one other Italian, who progressed after Roger Federer’s withdrawal.

Djokovic, the 2016 champion and chasing a nineteenth main, was dealing with his earliest exit in Paris since 2009 when 19-year-old Musetti stormed by means of the primary two units, hitting blistering winners and discovering the acutest of angles.

However the 76th-ranked Italian, making his Grand Slam debut, then went dramatically off the boil.

The place the primary two units had taken 75 and 66 minutes, Djokovic swept the third in 24 minutes and the fourth in simply 17.

Musetti received solely 14 factors within the third and fourth units earlier than leaving the court docket for a medical time-out.

Djokovic broke for 1-0 within the decider, injuring a finger as he smashed a winner whereas shedding his steadiness and falling into the clay.

Musetti gamely fought on however after being damaged twice once more, he known as it quits.

Schwartzman into quarters

Argentine tenth seed Diego Schwartzman reached his third French Open quarter-final on Monday with a 7-6 (11/9), 6-4, 7-5 win over Germany’s Jan-Lennard Struff.

Schwartzman will face 13-time champion Rafael Nadal or Italian teenager Jannik Sinner for a spot within the final 4. He was crushed by the Spaniard in final 12 months’s semi-finals.

French Open 2021 Novak Djokovic survives scare against Lorenzo Musetti Diego Schwartzman Coco Gauff win

Diego Schwartzman celebrates after profitable his fourth-round match at Roland Garros. AP

The 28-year-old saved seven set factors within the first set as he rallied from a 5-1 deficit in opposition to the Forty second-ranked Struff, who had solely as soon as earlier than made the fourth spherical at a significant.

Schwartzman let a 4-0 lead slip within the third set however held on to make his fifth Grand Slam quarter-final.

Kenin knocked out by Sakkari

Greece’s Maria Sakkari demolished final 12 months’s French Open runner-up Sofia Kenin 6-1, 6-3 on Monday to achieve the quarter-finals of a Grand Slam for the primary time.

The world quantity 18 wanted simply 68 minutes to defeat the fourth-seeded American and arrange a conflict with both reigning champion Iga Swiatek or Ukrainian teenager Marta Kostyuk for a spot within the final 4.

Gauff beats Jabeur

Coco Gauff turned the youngest Grand Slam quarter-finalist in 15 years on Monday when she defeated Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur on the French Open.

Gauff, seeded 24, swept to a 53-minute 6-3, 6-1 win and takes on Barbora Krejcikova of the Czech Republic for a spot within the semi-finals.

On the age of 17 years and 86 days, Gauff is the youngest girl to achieve the final eight of a Slam since Nicole Vaidisova who made the quarter-finals at Roland Garros in 2006 aged 17 years and 44 days.

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Coco Gauff reacts after defeating Ons Jabeur. AP

She can be the youngest American girl to ebook a spot within the final eight in Paris since Jennifer Capriati in 1993.

In a composed efficiency on Courtroom Philippe Chatrier on Monday, the American teenager broke her fellow former junior champion thrice with out dealing with a break level herself.

“I’m tremendous pleased to achieve my first Grand Slam quarter-final. I performed very well right now,” stated Gauff who has but to drop a set on the match.

Gauff got here into the French Open on the again of a clay-court title in Parma.

“Parma taught me the way to shut out matches and the way to take care of strain,” added the American who additionally found Monday that she had claimed a spot on the American staff for the Tokyo Olympics.

Krejcikova reached her first Grand Slam quarter-final on the French Open with a straight-sets win over 2018 runner-up and former US Open champion Sloane Stephens.

Krejcikova, ranked 33 on the earth, defeated the American 6-2, 6-0 to document a ninth successive win on the tour having arrived in Paris on the again of a maiden singles title in Strasbourg.

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Updated: June 7, 2021 — 4:41 pm

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