Thiem searching for secret of success against Djokovic

Thiem searching for secret of success against Djokovic

Thiem searching for secret of success against Djokovic

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have had their respective quarter-final showdowns at Roland Garros cancelled due to poor weather conditions.

He also reached the semi-finals in Rome last month before losing to world number two Djokovic in straight sets.

The 14-time major victor is yet to drop a set, conceding just six games in the last two rounds as he strives to become the first man to win 10 titles at a single grand slam.

Djokovic controlled the match with his powerful serve, winning 72 percent of his first-serve points, per RolandGarros.com.

"After that (first set) I started playing with fewer errors and that was good". How can a player on this big of a roll on the surface be this much of an underdog against Djokovic, who hasn't won a title since January and got pushed to five sets by Diego Schwartzman?

Djokovic's victory ties him for second on the all-time Grand Slam win list with Jimmy Connors-the pair now each have 233 lifetime wins to their name at majors.

In other matches, Japan's eighth seed Kei Nishikori survived a scare to beat unseeded South Korean Hyeon Chung in five sets. "I feel I played well today but I did not quite figure out the solution in time".

He'll next face Austrian Dominic Thiem, who blitzed Horacio Zeballos, 6-1, 6-3, 6-1, to reach his second consecutive quarterfinal. Carreno Busta reached his first Grand Slam quarterfinal.

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Novak Djokovic and other players at the French Open say they are not anxious about competing at Wimbledon next month despite the recent attacks in Britain.

Djokovic owns a 5-0 head-to-head record against Thiem, including a dominating 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 victory during last year's French Open semi-final.

Richard Gasquet retired from his all-French third-round match against Gael Monfils at Roland Garros after getting treatment on his right thigh.

"I'm sure he's going to be as motivated as ever, so I expect him to come out and really play his best".

Defending champion Garbine Muguruza and French favorite Kristina Mladenovic are heading to a third set at Court Suzanne Lenglen with a Roland Garros quarterfinal spot at stake.

Things did not begin promisingly, but after twice fighting back from a break down in the opening set he pulled away to win 7-6 (7/5) 6-1 6-3.

In remaining women's third-round matches, second-seeded Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic brushed aside Germany's Carina Witthoeft, 7-5, 6-1; No. 5 Elina Svitolina of Ukraine won, 6-4, 7-5, against Magda Linette, and Croatian qualifier Petra Martic upset 17th-seeded Anastasija Sevastova, 6-1 6-1.

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