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Djokovic knocked out of French Open in quarter-finals

Djokovic knocked out of French Open in quarter-finals

The third-seeded Swiss player fell and rolled into the net as he set up match point but he dusted himself down to win the match with an ace. While the first set lasted 76 minutes, the second took just 39.

The third-seeded Halep, who trailed 5-0 in the first set, was down 5-1 in the second.

Asked whether he felt as though he was returning to any semblance of form he exhibited past year, he said: "In the last couple of tournaments I've had some great matches".

Rafael Nadal warned of the threat presented by Dominic Thiem's "huge potential" ahead of their clash for a place in Sunday's French Open final.

"You have to put him in uncomfortable situations", said Nadal, who beat Thiem in Barcelona and Madrid but lost to the Austrian in Rome last month. "At the same time, I have responsibility to the game, towards others". I'm as motivated as any other player on the tour.

The good news for India is that seventh seeds Rohan Bopanna and Gabriela Dabrowski of Canada reached the mixed doubles final, beating third seeds A. Hlavackova of Czech Republic E. Roger-Vasselin of France 7-5, 6-3 in a semi-final match.

Sixth seed Thiem defeated Djokovic 7-6, 6-3, 6-0 in a surprisingly one-side contest at the Suzanne-Lenglen Court that lasted for more than two hours.

Thiem will now face a semi final against Rafael Nadal, who's only loss on clay this season was against Thiem in Rome.




It was Thiem's first win over the Serb in six meetings. I just had a positive win-error statistic, and that was never the case against him before.

"I don't remember seeing a time in the last six to eight years when Novak mailed it in", seven-time major victor McEnroe told the BBC.

"Today was a ideal match for me, I thought I played very well from the beginning", Wawrinka told a news conference. Thiem can at least take confidence from knowing he won his last match against Nadal, in the quarter-finals of the Italian Open three weeks ago.

His French Open title defense nearing an end, Novak Djokovic stumbled and tumbled to his knees on the red clay, his racket flying from his right hand as his opponent's backhand zipped past.

In those later matches, No. 30 Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland will face unseeded Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia, with both players celebrating birthdays on Thursday: Ostapenko's 20th, Bacsinszky's 28th.

The fourth-seeded Nadal reached the semi-finals after compatriot Pablo Carreno Busta retired due to injury in their quarter-final.

Svitolina, 22, had looked well-set to become the first Ukrainian woman to make a Grand Slam semi-final. I am excited to work with Andre (Agassi).


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