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French Open: Tennis stars reach quarter-finals including Novak Djokovic

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French Open: Novak Djokovic, Carlos Alcaraz, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Elina Svitolina & Aryna Sabalenka advance to quarter-finals

In the French Open, tennis stars Novak Djokovic, Carlos Alcaraz, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Elina Svitolina and Aryna Sabalenka have advanced to the quarters at Roland Garros.

In the fourth round of men’s singles, Serbian third seed Djokovic defeated Peru’s Juan Pablo Varillas 6-3 6-2 6-2 to reach a record 17th French Open men’s quarter-final, moving ahead of Rafael Nadal. Djokovic is also aiming to overtake Nadal by winning a record 23rd Grand Slam men’s singles title. He will face Russian Karen Khachanov in the final eight in Paris.

11th-seeded Khachanov progressed to his third consecutive Grand Slam quarter-final by registering victory over unseeded Italian Lorenzo Sonego 1-6, 6-4, 7-6(7), 6-1.

World No.5 Stefanos Tsitsipas beat Austria’s Sebastian Ofner in straight sets 7-5, 6-3, 6-0. He will now face World No.1 Carlos Alcaraz in the quarterfinals. Spain’s Alcaraz has won against 17th-seeded Lorenzo Musetti of Italy 6-3, 6-2, 6-2.

In women’s singles’ fourth round, Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina beat Russian ninth seed Daria Kasatkina 6-4 7-6 (7-5) to reach the last eight. She will play second seed Aryna Sablenka after the Belarussian beat American Sloane Stephens 7-6 (7-5) 6-4.

Earlier today, Russia’s Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova fought back from a set down to beat Belgian 28th seed Elise Mertens 3-6 7-6 (7-3) 6-3. Pavlyuchenkova will play Karolina Muchova in the quarter-finals.  Czech player Muchova claimed a 6-4 6-3 victory over Russian Elina Avanesyan.

World number one Iga Swiatek will continue her bid for a third French Open title against Ukraine’s Lesia Tsurenko in the fourth round today. US sixth seed Coco Gauff and Tunisian seventh seed Ons Jabeur will also aim for a place in the last eight.

In the men’s draw, Casper Ruud and Danish 20-year-old Holger Rune could set up a quarter-final meeting.

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