The defending champion Novak Djokovic wasted no time securing his place in the quarter-finals after beating Albert Ramos-Vinolas with a 7-6 (7-5), 6-1, 6-3 score during the two-hour and 27-minute game at Roland Garros.
It was an epic first set battle between the two that lasted 1 hour and 13 minutes and resulted for Djokovic winning the tie breaker to 7-5.
The Serbian converted an impressive seven of 10 break chances and seeks to repeat as a champion as he trip himself to eight consecutive appearance to the quarterfinals.
Djokovic is set to face the 19th seed Dominic Thiem in a blockbuster showdown in Tuesday’s quarterfinals.
It will be a rematch as Djokovic easily won 6-1, 6-0 in the semis of the Internazionali BNL d’Italia happened two weeks ago.
In addition, the No. 2 seed joins nine-time winner Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer among the list of most quarter finals reached in Paris, with 11.
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