French Open: Djokovic marches on, Nadal into last-16 for record 16th time

World primary Novak Djokovic booked his spot within the second week of the French Open with a dominant 6-1 6-4 6-1 third-round win over 93rd-ranked Lithuanian Ricardas Berankis on Saturday.

The 34-year-old Serbian got here into the match with a 3-0 head-to-head record in opposition to Berankis, who had by no means gained a set of their earlier conferences, and put in a medical present on Philippe Chatrier courtroom to remain on target for a nineteenth Grand Slam title.

Djokovic broke his opponent’s serve six occasions within the match and such was his domination that he didn’t face a single breakpoint on his personal on the best way to the fourth spherical at Roland Garros for the twelfth consecutive yr.

The 2016 champion, who hit 30 winners in opposition to 18 unforced errors, is but to lose a set in his three matches and can subsequent face teenager Lorenzo Musetti, who defeated fellow Italian Marco Cecchinato 3-6 6-4 6-3 3-6 6-3.

Nadal crushes Norrie to achieve fourth spherical

A relentless Rafa Nadal cruised into the final 16 of the French Open for the 16th time on Saturday, with a brutal 6-3 6-3 6-3 dismantling of Briton Cameron Norrie.

Nadal, who gained his thirteenth title at Roland Garros final yr, prolonged his run on the claycourt Grand Slam to an unbelievable 30 units gained in a row. He final dropped a set in opposition to Dominic Thiem within the 2019 closing.

Norrie, the world quantity 45, battled gamely in opposition to the third seed, even breaking Nadal twice within the second set, however the ruthless Spaniard reeled him again in on each events, earlier than serving out the one-sided contest a shade over two hours.

Nadal despatched down 35 winners, together with three aces, and broke Norrie’s serve six occasions within the match as he stormed into spherical 4, the place he’ll battle Italy’s Jannik Sinner, the 18th seed, for a spot within the quarter-finals.

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