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French Open: Djokovic is on the go!

By S Sai Jagannath


The French Open is one of the grandest tennis tournaments in the whole world. The tournament takes place in France and is popular because of its style of play which takes place on clay.

Djokovic in his fourth-round defeated Karan Kachonov in three straight sets to enter the quarter for the 11th consecutive time. No.1 ranked Djokovic won 6-4,6-3,6-3 against 15th ranked Karan from Russia to make his way into the quarters. Djokovic's form in this tournament has been quite baffling, he's yet to lose a set in this tournament. He stands right at the top with 44 wins in this tournament and is looking imperturbable. This takes his total tally in 2020 to 35wins to 1 lose.

"It was a very rightful match, perhaps the scores can't show that," said Djokovic hustling for his 18th Grand Slam title. Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta and the fresh Altmaier from Germany are the contestants who'll face Djokovic being sure of the winner in the round of 16. Altmaier has done exceptionally well as a fresher, he's 20 years old and is one of the four people in 20 years to reach the round of 16 on his Grand Slam debut.

Overcoming an eye problem Stefanos Tsitsipas became the first man from Greek to reach the quarter-final with a 6-3,7-6(11/9), 6-2 win over Grigor Dimitrov. Young Stefanos will now take on Andrey Rublev who defeated him in the Hamburg final. Tsitsipas form in the tournament has been quite promising with 12 successive set wins. While on the other hand 13th ranked Andrey Rublev entered first time into the quarters after beating Martin Fucsovics of Hungary to 6-7(4/7), 7-5, 6-4, 7-6(7/3) in a tiring match.

Despite the ongoing pandemic players look in good touch and the competition ahead looks quite promising with great opponents and thrilling rivalries.

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