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Djokovic powers into 10th straight Roland Garros quarter-final


PARIS: Top seed Novak Djokovic's untroubled development endured at the French Open as he chalked up a fourth successive straight-sets victory on Monday, this time outclassing Jan-Lennard Struff to reach the quarter-finals.

His 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 defeat of the 45th-ranked German manner Djokovic is the primary guy to reach 10 successive quarter-finals at Roland Garros -- a feat even Rafael Nadal has not completed.


Struff used to be bidding to reach his first Grand Slam quarter-final and provided some early resistance in drizzly stipulations on Court Philippe Chatrier.

Djokovic had an early probability to wreck in the second recreation but Struff received a fierce baseline rally to avert the risk.

It felt like only a subject of time prior to Djokovic moved up a equipment though, and in the 7th recreation he introduced up two extra wreck issues with a surprising backhand passing shot.


He duly transformed with a spoil after softening up Struff with a sequence of punishing groundstrokes into the corners.


After preserving serve to take the outlet set, Djokovic rolled through the next two in cruise control, making handiest 11 unforced mistakes in the only hour 33 minute workout.


He will face German's Alexander Zverev in the quarter-final.


Djokovic is bidding to become handiest the second guy to hold all 4 Grand Slams simultaneously two times, having first completed the feat three years in the past when he received his handiest French Open name.


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