French Open 2018: Novak Djokovic unsure on playing Wimbledon

French Open 2018: Novak Djokovic unsure on playing Wimbledon

Novak Djokovic can reach a 32nd Grand Slam semi-final on Tuesday when the 12-time major victor faces unseeded Italian Marco Cecchinato in the last-eight of the French Open.

World number 72 Marco Cecchinato stunned Novak Djokovic in a French Open classic on Tuesday to set up a semi-final clash against Dominic Thiem, with Sloane Stephens and Madison Keys to meet in the women's last four. Cecchinato won on his fourth match point by hitting a backhand victor down the line as Djokovic tried to serve and volley.

"Are you sure I'm not dreaming?" "Obviously it's tough when you lose a match, but that's how it goes".

Men's second seed Alexander Zverev survived a scare as he had to save a match point before beating Damir Dzumhur on Friday to reach the fourth round of the French Open.

Novak Djokovic is facing the gravest crisis of his career after a shock French Open defeat to Italian journeyman Marco Cecchinato left him contemplating missing Wimbledon to rebuild his game and reboot his state of mind.

Putintseva led Keys 5-3 in their first set before a three-game swing saw the momentum shift, while 10th seed Stephens was more dominant in her run to beat Kasatkina for the second time in their three meetings.

Dimitrov will now head towards the grasscourts hoping to rediscover the spark that took him to semi-finals at Wimbledon in 2014 and at the Australian Open in 2017, as well as claiming the ATP Tour Finals title in November.

He arrived at Roland Garros with a 0-4 mark in the majors, and dropped the first two sets in the first round before coming all the way back to win 10-8 in the fifth.

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"Seems like a month ago", Cecchinato said with a laugh Tuesday, when he answered reporters' questions in Italian, Spanish and English.

Djokovic, seeded 20th, won 6-3 6-4 6-2 against 30th seed Verdasco.

Djokovic smashed his racquet after missing a simple forehand close to the net and there were further signs of frustration when he fell behind early in the next set, too. Indeed, his seeding of No. 20 was his lowest at any Grand Slam tournament in a dozen years.

On Monday, all eyes will be on the showdown between Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova, with the latter trying to end an 18-match losing streak to her bitter rival.

"I think that's going to be the number one priority for me now to kind of step out from the tennis for a little bit, try to watch some matches and try to progress and get better".

Djokovic actually won more total points, 144-140.

Cecchinato is full of confidence, probably the most confident player out there right now.

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