Novak Djokovic destroys Diego Schwartzman to reach French Open quarterfinals for 16th time » FirstSportz

Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic beat up Diego Schwartzman the 2020 French Open Fourth-round semifinalist in straight sets. He beat Schwartzman 6-1, 6-3, 6-3 and meets the winner of Raphael NadAl vs Felix Auger Aliassime in the quarterfinals. Djokovic had started the year with a nasty incident and it took some time for him to get back to his dominant best. He entered Paris with the Italian Open 2022 Title and a lot of self-confidence.

Diego Schwartzman is a clay court specialist and a very dangerous player when he’s in shape. Djokovic easily dismantled Schwartzman to win the match very quickly. He reached the quarterfinals of Roland Garros for the 13th time in a row. It’s an ominous sign for the entire field as the world No. 1 proves his authority and presents himself as by far the biggest favorite to defend his title at the 2022 French Open.

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Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic versus Diego Schwartzman

Novak Djokovic had to work his way through the second set to come back from 1-3 to win the set 6-3. But things ran smoothly for the world No. 1 after that and he would be really motivated for one of the biggest challenges, an awaited encounter with 13-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal.

Novak appreciated his opponent Diego Schwartzman in the on-court interview. He said:

“I have a lot of respect for Diego Schwartzman, he’s a great person on and off the pitch. I’m delighted, but I want to congratulate him on his tournament and wish him every success for the rest of the season.”

Speaking about the terms of the game, Djokovic said: “There wasn’t a lot of bounce on the pitch today so I think I found the right moments every time.”

On the subject of the defending champion and his approach to the French Open 2022, he said: “Yes! I’m on the right track, I agree. The tournament isn’t over yet, I have a lot of work to do, but I’m very happy to be where I am today.”

Novak Djokovic will be ready for the quarter-final clash as he gets closer to defending his title at the Stade Roland Garros.

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