Apart from Djokovic, world number one Carlos Alcaraz, fifth-ranked Stefanos Tsitsipas and eighth-ranked Karen Khachanov advanced in the men’s section. In other matches, Lorenzo Sonego upset world number seven Andre Rublev, while Juan Pablo Varillas upset No. 13 Hubert Herquez 3-6, 6-3, 7-6(3), 4-6, 6-2. made a victim of In the women’s section, second-ranked Aryna Sabalenka, Daria Kasatkina, Sloane Stephens, Elina Svitolina and 2021 runner-up Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova advanced to the fourth round.
New Delhi: Novak Djokovic kept his cool despite negative comments from a section of spectators and advanced to the fourth round of the French Open tennis tournament with a win that lasted more than three-and-a-half hours. Djokovic had to sweat it out to defeat 29th-ranked Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in the third round match. He won the match 7-6 (4), 7-6 (5), 6-2. Twenty-two-time Grand Slam champion Djokovic marked the first time in his career that he took three hours and 36 minutes to win a Grand Slam event in three sets. Meanwhile, a section of the audience also taunted him for his recent political comments. Djokovic looked unhappy with this. He later said, ‘Most of the spectators come to enjoy tennis or support a player, but there are some spectators who want to make fun of everything you do. This is something that I find disrespectful.