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Novak Djokovic booed as he walked onto court docket, however world No 1 dismisses Diego Schwartzman and is now on a collision course with 13-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal within the quarter-finals

Final Up to date: 29/05/22 3:53pm

Novak Djokovic cantered into the French Open last eight, with a clash against Rafael Nadal looming large

Novak Djokovic cantered into the French Open final eight, with a conflict towards Rafael Nadal looming giant

Novak Djokovic confirmed glimpses of his good greatest to demolish Diego Schwartzman and e book his place within the French Open quarter-finals the place he may face 13-time champion Rafael Nadal.

The defending champion and world No 1 made it by to his 52nd Grand Slam quarter-final with out the minimal of fuss, easing previous Argentina’s Schwartzman 6-1 6-3 6-3 in two and 1 / 4 hours.

Schwartzman was clearly being backed by a big South American and Spanish contingent on Court docket Suzanne Lenglen with Djokovic booed as he walked on to court docket.

Djokovic advances to the quarter-finals at Roland Garros for the thirteenth straight 12 months (sixteenth total).

Djokovic has gained 22 units in a row going again to his Italian Open title in Rome.

He saved seven of eight break factors and broke six occasions.

By the third set, Djokovic cupped his ear at a strangely-hostile crowd as he marched in the direction of victory.

“I’ve lots of respect for him. He is a very good man on and off the court docket and he is a clay-court specialist so it isn’t simple particularly in gradual situations immediately with a ball that was not bouncing excessive,” stated Djokovic of Schwartzman, a semi-finalist at Roland Garros in 2020.

“I discovered the nice serves on the proper moments.”

Djokovic, again on the Grand Slam scene after being barred by native authorities from taking part in on the Australian Open over his refusal to get vaccinated towards COVID-19, was barely threatened by the diminutive Schwartzman as he reached the final eight right here for the thirteenth 12 months in a row.

If Nadal wins his fourth-round match towards Felix Auger-Aliassime later, the 2 long-time rivals would meet one another within the quarter-finals.

It could be the 59th head-to-head matchup between Djokovic and Nadal, greater than another two males within the skilled period of tennis.

Djokovic leads Nadal 30-28 of their 58 earlier conferences.

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