Stefanos Tsitsipas forced legendary Novak Djokovic to play to his limits and bring out his best in order to be able to beat the Greek player
Novak defeated ninth-seeded Italian Matteo Berrettini in four sets in the quarterfinals - 6: 3, 6: 2, 6: 7 (5), 7: 5.
The quarterfinal match between Djokovic and Berrettini lasted three hours and 32 minutes.
Now we are in for a spectacle - Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will play in the semifinals!
Cooperation between the former number two and the Wimbledon champion, with the winner of 18 Grand Slam titles, has yielded great results, especially with certain corrections in Novak's service, but Ivanisevic, Novak and Marjan Vajda, and other members of Djokovic's team are in for another week of great fight at Roland Garros.
Romanian tennis player Sorana Cirstea qualified for the round of 16 of the Roland Garros tournament on Friday in Paris, after defeating the Russian Daria Kasatkina, 6-3, 6- 2. Cirstea (31 years old, WTA's 54) sealed her victory in one hour and 24 minutes of playing. Sorana's best result in Paris is a quarter-final in 2009, and since then she has not passed the third round.
Romanian-German pair Horia Tecau / Kevin Krawietz qualified for the round of 16 of the men's doubles tournament at Roland Garros on Friday in Paris, after 6-3, 6-2 with the pair Yen-Hsun Lu (Taiwan) / Yoshihito Nishioka (Japan). Tecau and his partner, the 9th seeds, won without any problems, in 67 minutes. Tecau and Krawietz secured a cheque for 29,325 euros and 180 ATP points in doubles.
Romanian tennis player Sorana Cirstea advanced to the third round of the women's singles event at the French Open after beating Italian Martina Trevisan 6-4 3-6 6-4 on Wednesday in Paris. Cirstea, 31, world number 54, got a near win at the end of a match that lasted two hours and 37 minutes. Her best result in Paris remains the 2009 women's singles quarter-finals.