Novak Djokovic broke Rafael Nadal’s record, World No. 1 Alcarez got an easy win

Paris: Veteran tennis player Novak Djokovic defeated John Paul Verillas to book a place in the quarter-finals of the French Open for a record 17th time. With this, Djokovic broke the record of Rafael Nadal, who won 22 Grand Slams equal to him, reaching the quarter-finals of the French Open 16 times. Nadal has missed the tournament this time due to a hip injury but has managed to convert 14 of his 16 quarter-final campaigns at the French Open.

Djokovic got a one-sided victory

Djokovic, the 2016 and 2021 winner of Roland Garros, didn’t have to break a sweat to reach the last eight. He defeated Verillas, ranked 94th in the world, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 in a one-sided match that lasted almost two hours. During this, the 36-year-old Serbian player hit 35 winners while only 15 winners were taken against him. Djokovic has reached the quarter-finals for the 55th time in the Grand Slam and in this case he is behind only the great Roger Federer (58 Grand Slam quarter-finals).

Third seed Djokovic will face 11th seed Karen Khachanov. In nine meetings between the two players, Khachanov has managed to register one win. Khachanov defeated Lorenzo Sonego 1-6, 6-4, 7-6, 6-1 in another round of 16 match.

World number-1 Alcarez also won

At the same time, 20-year-old Carlos Alcarez also got an easy victory. Top seed Alcarez defeated Lorenzo Musetti of Italy 6-3, 6-2, 6-2. Alcarez, the 2022 US Open winner, has reached the quarterfinals of the French Open for the second time in a row.

In the women’s section, two unseeded players Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Karolina Muchova managed to reach the quarterfinals. Both the players will face each other in the quarterfinals. French Open 2021 runner-up Pavlyuchenkova defeated 28th-ranked player Elise Mertens 3-6, 7-6, 6-3. Muchova defeated Alina Avanesyan 6-4, 6-4.

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