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Sport Cecchinato shocks Djokovic in Paris

03:31  06 june  2018
03:31  06 june  2018 Source:   skysports.com

Off-target Djokovic does enough to reach round three

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PARIS (AP) In his record 12th French Open quarterfinal, Novak Djokovic will face a man he knows well, even if the rest of the world does not. French Open 2018: World number 72 Marco Cecchinato shocks David Goffin.

Novak Djokovic is out of the French Open after Italy's Marco Cecchinato beat him to reach the semi-finals in a huge shock in Paris . Djokovic , 31, saved three match points and missed three set points before the world number 72 finally won 6-3 7-6 (7-4) 1-6 7-6 (13-11).

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Unseeded Italian Marco Cecchinato caused a major upset at the French Open by knocking out former champion Novak Djokovic to reach the semi-finals.

Cecchinato became the first Italian man in 40 years to reach a Grand Slam semi-final with a memorable 6-3 7-6 (7-4) 1-6 7-6 (13-11) victory after three hours and 26 minutes over the 12-time Grand Slam champion on Court Suzanne Lenglen.

Serbia's Novak Djokovic reacts during his quarter final match against Italy's Marco Cecchinato. © REUTERS/Charles Platiau Serbia's Novak Djokovic reacts during his quarter final match against Italy's Marco Cecchinato. Cecchinato, who had never won a Grand Slam match in his career before Roland Garros, will take on Austrian Dominic Thiem for a place in Sunday's final.

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Just 19 years old when they first squared off in Paris , Zverev is Pick: Thiem in 5. Marco Cecchinato vs. (20) Novak Djokovic . Cecchinato ’s run is nothing short of shocking , as the 72nd-ranked Italian had never won a main-draw match at any Grand Slam in his entire career prior to this fortnight.

"Maybe I'm sleeping. It's amazing, it's unbelievable for me. I'm very happy because it's unbelievable to beat Novak Djokovic in a quarter-final at Roland Garros. It's amazing," said the 25-year-old Cecchinato.

"I was two breaks down on the tie-breaker and I had two or three match points and then on the fourth one I was very tired."

Italy's Marco Cecchinato celebrates winning his quarter final match against Serbia's Novak Djokovic. © REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol Italy's Marco Cecchinato celebrates winning his quarter final match against Serbia's Novak Djokovic. Djokovic had his neck massaged by a trainer after dropping the first set. The former world No 1 then squandered two set points at 6-5 in the second but went on to lose the tie-break as the 72nd-ranked Italian won it 7-4.

The Serb raised his level to win the third 6-1 in just 27 minutes as he clawed his way back into the quarter-final and then called for the trainer again after reducing his deficit, this time to receive treatment on his right leg.

Cecchinato received a penalty point immediately after Djokovic was treated, for unsportsmanlike conduct, after a lengthy argument with the umpire and supervisor for leaving the court without permission.

The 31-year-old 2016 Paris champion failed to serve out the fourth in the ninth game after being 5-2 in front.

And in an epic fourth set tie-breaker, Djokovic saved three match points but wasted three set points as Cecchinato became the first Italian man to take part in a major semi-final since Corrado Barazzutti at the 1978 French Open.

Djokovic accepts Queen's Club wildcard ahead of Wimbledon .
Novak Djokovic boosted his chances of playing at Wimbledon after he accepted a wildcard to compete at next week's Fever-Tree Championships at Queen's Club, tournament organisers said on Monday. The former world number one has been trying to recapture his top form after undergoing elbow surgery earlier this year and reached the quarter-finals of the French Open, where he was knocked out by Italian journeyman Marco Cecchinato.After being treated for neck pain during that match, the 12-times Grand Slam winner cast doubts on his Wimbledon participation following his Roland Garros exit.

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