Novak Djokovic defeats Karen Khachanov to reach French Open quarterfinals

The result means that, apart from his default at the US Open up previously this month, Djokovic proceeds his unbeaten operate in 2020 as he chases an 18th grand slam title.

Victory over world No. 16 Khachanov — an opponent who beat him in the 2018 Paris Masters remaining — hands Djokovic a conference with either Pablo Carreno Busta or Daniel Altmaier in the closing eight.

It also signifies Djokovic will contest his 14th quarterfinal in Paris, a history he shares with Rafael Nadal.

Both players were pre-event favorites and appear to be on a collision program to confront off in the final just after Nadal attained the quarters on Sunday. The Spaniard is also yet to fall a established at this year’s French Open up.

Djokovic plays a backhand against Khachanov as he progressed to the quarterfinals.

On Djokovic’s side of the men’s draw, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Andrey Rublev also booked locations in the quarterfinals with respective victories around Grigor Dimitrov and Marton Fucsovics.

In the women’s draw, Petra Kvitova overcame Zhang Shuai 6-2 6-4 to reach her very first Roland Garros quarterfinal considering the fact that 2012 the place she will deal with maiden quarterfinalist Laura Siegemund.

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