Big Day For Djokovic In Paris

PARIS (AP)
PARIS (AP) -- Novak Djokovic has become the first man to reach the French Open quarterfinals 10 years in a row. Even Rafael Nadal never accomplished that. Djokovic moved into the round of eight with a 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 victory over 45th-ranked Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany, saving the only break point he faced and compiling 31 winners to only 12 unforced errors. The top-seeded Djokovic is bidding for a fourth consecutive Grand Slam title and his second trophy at Roland Garros, where he won the championship in 2016. Djokovic hasn't dropped a set through four matches this year. But he also has not faced a seeded player yet.
In other action today:
-- Amanda Anisimova is the youngest woman to reach the French Open quarterfinals in 13 years. She'll face defending champion Simona Halep. The 17-year-old American beat 137th-ranked Spanish qualifier Aliona Bolsova 6-3, 6-0 in 69 minutes. The last 17-year-old to go this far was Nicole Vaidisova (vay-deh-SOH'-vuh), who made it to the semifinals in 2006.
--Alexander Zverev has reached the quarterfinals for the second straight year. The fifth-seeded Zverev rallied past ninth-seeded Fabio Fognini 3-6, 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (5). It marked the third time in four matches that Zverev has dropped at least a set, having already survived two five-setters.
-- Kei Nishikori completed a five-set win over two days to reach the quarterfinals. The seventh-seeded Japanese player overcame strong resistance from local favorite Benoit Paire to win 6-2, 6-7 (8), 6-2, 6-7 (8), 7-5. Their fourth-round match had been suspended by darkness on Sunday, with Nishikori leading two sets to one. Nishikori will next face defending champion Rafael Nadal in the last eight.
-- Madison Keys and Ash Barty will face off in the quarterfinals. In wet conditions in Paris, the 14th-seeded Keys had no problem dealing with 42nd-ranked Katerina Siniakova and advanced to last eight for the second straight year with a 6-2, 6-4 victory. The eighth-seeded Barty defeated Sofia Kenin 6-3, 3-6, 6-0. Kenin, a 20-year-old American, had upset Serena Williams in the previous round.



 
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