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Diego Schwartzman recorded his fourth straight-set win to advance to the quarter-finals at the French Open.
The 10th seed Argentina defeated Germany’s Jan-Lennard Struff 7-6 (9), 6-4, 7-5.
Schwartzman has not yet dropped the set in Paris. He made it to the semi-finals at Roland Garros last year. He lost to Rafael Nadal. He will face 13th champion or 18th seed Jannik Sinner in the next round.
Novak Djokovic is in trouble at the French Open after dropping the opening two sets in the fourth round against 19-year-old Italy’s Lorenzo Musetti.
Musetti leads 7-6 (7) 7-6 (2) after playing for more than two hours in a five-set best match at Court Philippe-Chatrie.
Djokovic is the first seed and is about to win his second championship at Roland Garros and his 19th Grand Slam title overall.
He hadn’t abandoned more than four games in any set of this year’s tournament until Monday. However, Djokovic’s game is full of unforced errors in this game.
Musetti is ranked 76th and participates in his first Grand Slam tournament.
Djokovic has never lost to such a low-ranked player in the last 92 French Open games.
American teenager Coco Gauff defeated Ons Jabeur 6-3, 6-1 at the French Open, contributing brilliantly to her first Grand Slam quarterfinal.
17-year-old Gauff has lost only 9 points on his serve.
Gauff also played a quick match in the previous round. Jennifer Brady injured her left leg and retired after Gauff won the first set.
Gauff will then face Barbora Kletikova. She also defeated 2018 French Open runner-up Sloane Stephens 6-2 6-0 to reach her first major quarterfinal.
Barbora Creticova defeated 2018 French Open runner-up Sloane Stephens 6-2 6-0 to advance to the quarterfinals of major tournaments for the first time.
Krechikova saved all three breakpoints he faced, but Stevens ended up with 26 unforced errors.
Creticova won her first WTA title in Strasbourg for the French Open. She advanced to the fourth round at Roland Garros last year.
Stevens won the US Open in 2017 and advanced to the final at the French Open the following year.
Both Rafael Nadal and top-ranked Novak Djokovic will face Italian teenagers at Roland Garros on Day 9 in a double-generation battle at the French Open.
13th champion Nadal will face 18th seed Jannik Sinner.
Djokovic’s opponent is the inexperienced but highly acclaimed Lorenzo Musetti, who will make his first appearance in a Grand Slam tournament. By comparison, Djokovic and Nadal hope to advance to the 15th quarterfinal on the clay court majors.
Defending champion Iga Swiatek hasn’t lost a single set in the last three games. She will face Marta Kostyuk in the quarterfinals. Sofia Kenin will face Maria Sakkari, the most seeded woman remaining fourth in the women’s draw. 17-year-old Coco Gauff aims to advance to the quarterfinals for the first time in a major tournament in a match against Ons Jabeur.
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