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The world No 1 beat Aljaz Bedene 6-3 6-3 6-2 on Courtroom Philippe-Chatrier to edge nearer to a possible quarter-final assembly with Rafael Nadal; Nadal is taking over Botic van de Zandschulp in his third-round match; Cameron Norrie to play Karen Khachanov afterward Friday

Final Up to date: 27/05/22 4:25pm

Novak Djokovic is aiming to defend the title he won at Roland Garros 12 months ago (Associated Press)

Novak Djokovic is aiming to defend the title he received at Roland Garros 12 months in the past (Related Press)

Novak Djokovic breezed into the fourth spherical of the French Open courtesy of a 6-3 6-3 6-2 victory over Aljaz Bedene on Friday afternoon at Roland Garros.

The world No 1 received the primary set in simply 35 minutes, earlier than including the second and third in equally spectacular fashions and spent lower than two hours on court docket.

Djokovic appeared to have on a regular basis on the planet in opposition to Bedene and plucked an enormous array of photographs out of his locker, a lot to the delight of the group, to ship his snug victory.

The 35-year-old is now on an eight-match win streak following his title in Rome. He’ll face the fifteenth seed Diego Schwartzman within the fourth spherical and will meet Rafael Nadal within the quarter-finals.

Nadal is at present on court docket in opposition to Botic van de Zandschulp and in management after profitable the primary two units.

Schwartzman overcame Grigor Dimitrov in three units 6-3 6-1 6-2, earlier within the day on Friday.

The fifteenth seed was capable of capitalise on Dimitrov’s up and down kind throughout their contest. Dimitrov ended the match having made 59 unforced errors, whereas Schwartzman saved his rely down to only 20.

Djokovic and Schwartzman have met six instances on the ATP Tour, with the world No 1 having by no means misplaced. The final encounter between the 2 was on the ATP Finals again in 2020.

Alexander Zverev will comply with Nadal onto Courtroom Suzanne-Lenglen in opposition to Brandon Nakashima of america.

Cameron Norrie, the one British male left within the draw after Dan Evans’ loss on Thursday, takes on the twenty first seed Karen Khachanov on Courtroom Simonne-Mathieu late on Friday afternoon.

Carlos Alcaraz will headline the night session on Courtroom Philippe-Chatrier in opposition to Sebastian Korda at 7.45pm.

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