Novak Djokovic stunned by 72nd-ranked Marco Cecchinato at French Open 2018

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Verdasco too failed to break his serve initially before regaining composure and winning four games in a row to take the set 6-2.

The 31-year-old, victor of the tournament on the iconic red clay in the French capital in 2016, booked his place in the last 16 with a 6-4, 6-7, 7-6, 6-2 win in a match which lasted 12 minutes shy of four hours.

"I'm just not thinking about tennis at the moment". What can I say?

Thiem reached his third successive French Open semi-final with a 6-4, 6-2, 6-1 demolition of a hobbled and exhausted Alexander Zverev who admitted he was close to quitting the tie.

Serbia's Novak Djokovic reacts after a point in the fourth set against Italy's Marco Cecchinato in Paris on June 5, 2018.

To achieve that feat, Cecchinato, who in 2016 was suspended for 18 months for match fixing before his ban was lifted following a successful appeal, displayed an impressive range of claycourt tennis skills.

'I need to - I don't know.

Her next outing will be a battle of wills against compatriot and friend Stephens, who has emerged victorious in both of their previous meetings as professionals, most recently beating Keys in the final of last year's U.S. Open.

"He is one of the fittest guys on the tour so it was hard for him today", said Thiem, the only man to have defeated 10-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal on clay this year.

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Since then, she is 19-6 and she's seeking her second career Grand Slam win.

"It's incredible", said the 25-year-old who is the first Italian to get this far at a Slam since Corrado Barazzutti at Roland Garros in 1978.

"For me, this is the best moment of my life".

Read on as we provide highlights and reaction from a whirlwind day of quarter-final action at Roland-Garros.

"I'm a better player in general, for sure". He won the tie with a comprehensive score-line of 7-6 (7-4), 6-2, 6-4.

Few might have thought the meeting between Thiem and Zverev would be the more one-sided of the two men's quarters played on Tuesday, but the Austrian took every advantage of his opponent's rough ride to the last eight.

The 25-year-old, who was ranked 957 just six weeks before her maiden Grand Slam triumph last year after a series of injury problems, is now into the last four of a major for the third time.

"First week, my goal is to get to the second week", said Keys.

"I won my last match against Dominic Thiem, I think it was in the final of a Future (third tier) tournament", he joked.

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