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Great News: Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal breeze into fourth round of French Open



The world No 1 beat Aljaz Bedene 6-3 6-3 6-2 on Court Philippe-Chatrier to edge more like a potential quarter-last gathering with Rafael Nadal; Nadal conquered Biotic van de Zandschulp in his third-round match; Cameron Norrie to play Karen Khachanov later on Friday

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal both floated into the fourth round of the French Open kindness of straight-set triumphs on Friday evening at Roland Garros.

The world No 1 hustled to a 6-3 6-3 6-2 triumph over Aljaz Bedene on Court Philippe-Chatrier and not long after, Nadal followed through with the task against Biotic van de Zandschulp 6-3 6-2 6-4.

The two men have fourth-round matches to play, however assuming they are successful, they will meet each other in the quarter-finals.

Djokovic is set to confront Diego Schwartzman in the fourth round and Nadal will take on Felix Auger-Aliassime.


Djokovic handily takes care of Bedene
On Court Philippe-Chatrier, Djokovic got into his furrow early and never let up.

His rival Bedene positioned 195th on the planet following an eight-month cutback and a re-visitation of activity in March was no counterpart for the world No 1’s power and close faultless help games.

The Serb missed three break focuses at 2-1 in the main set yet immediately had one more opportunity to float through it in a little more than 30 minutes.

Djokovic acquired two further breaks in the second set to secure it as fast as the first, with Bedene neglecting to make a solitary break chance all through the match.

Bedene won only five focuses on Djokovic’s serve during the initial two sets.

The third set went likewise with Djokovic breaking early and Bedene, who made two times however many natural blunders as his rival, neglecting to answer.


“It’s unrealistic to play impeccably yet to endeavor to play near flawlessness,” Djokovic said in his on-court interview.

“I need to play my trademark game, my forceful game. It isn’t generally imaginable yet today it was excellent.”

The 35-year-old world No 1 is presently on an eight-match bringing home run following his championship in Rome and has never lost to his fourth-round adversary Schwartzman on Tour.

The 13-time French Open hero put on his very own amazing presentation for the group on Court Suzanne-Lenglen.

Nadal played with his brand name power and created two close ideal arrangements of tennis to squeeze 6-3 6-2 up. He hit only two natural blunders in the initial set and just three in the subsequent set.


Van De Zandschulp acquired certainty as the third set proceeded, yet Nadal utilized his experience to settle procedures and move past the line before his rival could make further huge advances.


“I got my opportunity with a breakpoint for 5-0 in the third however at that point he made an extraordinary second serve, a pro wide,” Nadal said later. “I played a terrible game with my serve later and he played extremely forceful tennis.

“You generally feel the nerves to complete the match [off], so I’m glad to be through I straight-sets. I think it was my best match of the competition for more than two sets. In this way, I’m extremely blissful about that.”

Schwartzman expels Dimitrov in three

Schwartzman conquered Grigor Dimitrov in three sets 6-3 6-1 6-2, prior in the day on Friday.

The fifteenth seed had the option to profit by Dimitrov’s all over the place structure during their challenge. Dimitrov finished the match having made 59 natural mistakes, while Schwartzman held his count down to only 20.

Djokovic and Schwartzman have met multiple times on the ATP Tour, with the world No 1 has never lost. The last experience between the two was at the ATP Finals back in 2020.


Alexander Zverev presently takes on Brandon Nakashima of the United States on Court Suzanne-Lenglen.

Cameron Norrie, the main British male left in the draw after Dan Evans’ misfortune on Thursday, takes on the 21st seed Karen Khachanov on Court Simonne-Mathieu late on Friday evening.