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Mae Harvey
June 6, 2018

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Grigor Dimitrov's clay court gremlins struck again as his French Open hopes bit the dust in predictable fashion in the third round against Spanish veteran Fernando Verdasco on Friday.

Djokovic, who was sitting in a small press room without mics and just in front of a few journalists (most of them were waiting in the main press room), said he doesn't know whether if he will play Wimbledon next month.

The 12-time Grand Slam victor defeated Fernando Verdasco at Roland Garros.

The frustration of conceding a set point was clearly evident on the face of the 12-time Grand Slam champion as he smashed his racket thrice.

The Serbian has now made the second week at Roland Garros for the last nine years in a row. "Because now I need to realize the moment, because I will play the semi-final in Roland Garros".

'Of course it's going to be a tricky one playing against Fernando, ' he said. I don't want to get too down on myself, because it is what it is.

"It was a great fight, nearly four hours", Djokovic said of his win.

The world number 72, who had never won a Grand Slam match before this week, stunned Belgian eighth seed David Goffin 7-5, 4-6, 6-0, 6-3.

He would not face 10-time champion Rafael Nadal - a rematch of the 2012 and 2014 finals - until the final.

Djokovic saved three match points but could not bring the match to the fifth set.

The Serb broke serve at the first opportunity in the second set, Verdasco wiping out that deficit for 3-3, only to gift it straight back in a poor service game.

He led Cecchinato 5-2 in the fourth set, but lost the lead.

Keys struck 30 winners past a battling Putintseva in an impressive display as she continued her recent revival on clay, having never reached the quarter-finals in Paris before this week. I mean, he was better player in the third set, for example, and it was supposed to go his way. he was serving for it.

He punched the air in delight before celebrating by wearing a white beret flung on to the court and doing his now-customary arm throw to all four sides of Chatrier.

"First week, my goal is to get to the second week", said Keys.

"I don't know if I'm going to play on grass", Djokovic told a media conference room minutes after walking off court.

'But even so, I still had some time to kind of get into a rhythm, get into a different match, and just didn't happen.

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