Novak Djokovic gets the Roland Garros 2023 quarterfinals

Novak Djokovic did not struggle in the round of 16, beating Juan Pablo Varillas in three sets and with the result of 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 he accessed the quarter-finals of the Roland Garros 2023

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Novak Djokovic gets the Roland Garros 2023 quarterfinals

Novak Djokovic did not struggle in the round of 16, beating Juan Pablo Varillas in three sets and with the result of 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 he accessed the quarter-finals of the Roland Garros 2023. The Peruvian's game and ball don't bother the two-time Roland Garros winner, who in fact manages to outdo him in the first set.

Having also won the fight against the wind, a difficult enemy in the first three matches, the Serbian conquers two breaks: only an empty pass allows the opponent to recover one of the two, but without questioning the result.

What we saw in the first set can also be seen in the second set, but with one substantial difference: the number three in the world makes no mistakes, not even an empty pass. Varillas doesn't change, it doesn't vary and that backhand down the line that hurt the Serbian at the start becomes a weapon in his favor.

Two set points cancelled, one of which on his service, condemn Varillas to a match that seems to have an epilogue already written. The third set proves it. It is a siege of the twenty-two times Grand Slam champion, with break points that flock into Varillas' service shifts: he capitalizes on two, the initial ones, those that are enough to win a match that lasted two hours.

The defeat of Sonego

Also in this fourth round Lorenzo Sonego puts all the strength and grit that distinguish him into the match. This time, however, it is not enough. He wins Karen Khachanov in the round of 16 against the result of 1-6, 6-4, 7-6, 6-1.

For the blue tennis player there is the regret of not having taken advantage of the opportunities he conquered: after two balanced partials, the Turin player was 4-0 ahead in the tie-break of the third set. The service of the number three of Russia and the lack of lucidity of the blue then compromised the match.

In the fourth, in fact, there is no story: tired after the efforts of the tennis marathon against Rublev, Sonego is forced to surrender. For the third Grand Slam in a row, Khachanov reaches the second week of the tournament, after the two semifinals at the US Open and the Australian Open.

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