Novak Djokovic makes French Open history by becoming the first man to reach the French Open quarter-finals 10 years in a row.
He won with a straight-sets victory against unseeded German Jan-Lennard Struff. He defeated the powerful German 6-3, 6-2, 6-2.
The 32 year old Serbian is into his 44th Grand Slam quarter-final. His plenty of experience proved too much for the unpredictable Struff, who was playing in the fourth round of a major for the first time. Djokovic broke Struff’s serve 5 times to advance after just 1 hour and 33 minutes.
Djokovic, who has won all 12 of his sets through four rounds, has a key and it is to never let up. The world number 1 made all of Struff’s offense ineffective by playing like a wall. The pair played 139 points in the match, and Djokovic made only 12 unforced errors.
It was not that Struff played poorly by any means. The German struck 20 winners to only 19 unforced errors. But Djokovic was simply too good.
As Struff was forced to go for increasingly more difficult shots from tough positions on the court, he left space open for Djokovic. Who clubbed 31 winners, the most the 2016 champion has hit so far this tournament.