Novak Djokovic Beat Karen Khachanov continues his run in Roland Garros
Twelve-time Roland Garros champion Rafael Nadal made an impression on the field on Sunday with a prevailing fourth-round triumph in which he just lost four games. Favorite Novak Djokovic answered on Monday with his very own noteworthy presentation.
Djokovic beat fifteenth seed Karen Khachanov 6-4, 6-3, 6-3 to arrive at the quarter-finals on the Parisian earth for the eleventh continuous year. It is the second consecutive release where Djokovic has arrived at the last eight without dropping a set. The Serbian has achieved that accomplishment multiple times in his 16 appearances.
Djokovic, who is presently 35-1 out of 2020, was the unmistakably more astute player, which demonstrated basic on Court Philippe-Chatrier. The 2016 victor changed over five of his 14 break focuses, while Khachanov just exploited two of his nine chances. Djokovic utilized that edge to win following two hours and 23 minutes.
The 33-year-old knew Khachanov, who beat him in the 2018 Rolex Paris Masters last, was a hazardous adversary. Djokovic didn’t permit the Russian to get into a forceful mood, playing forcefully all through to expand his ATP Head2Head arrangement lead to 4-1.
All through the competition, Djokovic has utilized his drop shot in the hefty conditions, in any event, conceding after his first-round match that he was maybe utilizing it again and again. In any case, on Monday, the 17-time Grand Slam champion took it to Khachanov. At the point when the fifteenth seed has the opportunity to set up and swing, he is as incredible as anybody on the ATP Tour. So Djokovic pursued his own shots to prevent that from occurring, hitting 44 champs to 31 for the Russian. He just made 28 unforced mistakes.
The favorite’s just hiccup — a slight one at that — came in the third set. Djokovic utilized a drop shot to gain an early break, however Khachanov battled constantly. The Russian got back on serve when Djokovic drove a strike down the line into the net, and at 2-2 he got two chances to lead by a break. The drop shot demonstrated key again for the Serbian, who never thought back.
Djokovic broke in the following game when Khachanov failed on a major forehand and moved from that point. The Serbian hit a major forehand to secure his triumph.
The World No. 1 will next play seventeenth seed Pablo Carreno Busta or German qualifier Daniel Altmaier for a spot in the semi-finals.