Nole overcame the third spherical problem to progress into the final 16 in Paris.
Third seed Novak Djokovic superior to the fourth spherical of Roland Garros on Friday afternoon, following a hard-fought win over Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 7-6 (4), 7-6 (5), 6-2.
The primary two units on Court docket Philippe-Chatrier had been entertaining and stuffed with twists. Novak and Alejandro exchanged breaks twice within the opening set and thrice within the second. The 36-year-old Serbian star went on to win each tie-breaks for a two units to like lead in opposition to the twenty ninth seed from Spain.
Djokovic took management within the third set for a hard-earned three-hour, 36-minute victory, persevering with his quest in direction of a file twenty third main.
“I knew it was going to be a really tough match, a really bodily match,” the two-time French Open champion stated. “We performed three hours for less than two units. He contested very properly. He’s a tremendous fighter and a tremendous participant. He has only a few weaknesses in his sport. Congratulations to him for preventing. Dangerous luck, however he performed an ideal match. A win is a win. The primary two units, three hours, I believed if I lose the second set, I’ll most likely be enjoying 5 hours at this time. You must be prepared. That’s what Grand Slams are all about, enjoying finest of 5. You must consider in your self and take advantage of out of it. I’m pleased with the efficiency at this time.”
Match statistics: aces (1-3), double faults (6-2), winners (27-34), unforced errors (38-51), complete factors received (124-110).
Novak is thru to the fourth spherical at Roland Garros for the 14th yr in a row.
His subsequent rival will Juan Pablo Varillas (ESP, ATP #94) who defeated thirteenth seed Hubert Hurkacz (POL) 3-2.