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06 June, 2018, 03:33 | Author: Delia Walker
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The 23-year-old Svitolina, who trains at Roland Garros and was a quarter-finalist in 2015 and 2017, had been tipped as one of the potential winners for the second year in a row after winning the Italian Open, but she never found her groove.

He replied: "I don't know".

"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". I don't know what I'm going to do. "Because if I played just to stay in points, I could never beat Novak".

"Me and my brother (Mischa) are guys that spend three, four hours a day in the gym, lifting heavy weights, on the treadmill".

Keys, the US Open runner-up to Stephens past year, will face Kazakhstan's Yulia Putintseva for a place in the semi-finals, after the world number 98 saw off Barbora Strycova 6-4, 6-3.

Eight days ago, the 25-year-old Italian Marco Cecchinato was celebrating his first ever Grand Slam victory, having come from two sets down to beat Marius Copil of Romania 10-8 in the final set.

But Cecchinato proved an even bigger pain in the neck for the 2016 Paris champion.

"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 exhausted".




Djokovic had two set points at 6-5 in the second but went on to lose the tiebreak.

Paris: Spain's aging tennis pro Fernando Verdasco, 34, on Friday stunned a leading player in his prime, Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov, 27, 7-6 (7-4), 6-2, 6-4, to advance to the last 16 of the French Open, the second Grand Slam event of the season, held on clay court.

After his four sets loss to Marco Cecchinato at the French Open, Novak Djokovic revealed a possibly shocking news that could happen in the next weeks.

The 21-year-old Zverev claimed his third successive comeback win in five sets to reach his first Grand Slam quarter-final, beating Russian Khachanov 4-6, 7-6 (7/4), 2-6, 6-3, 6-3.

After that, the feisty Spaniard took charge and got well on top, breaking Dimitrov twice to take the second set.

Like her compatriot and good friend Keys, US Open champion Stephens is in the quarter-finals for the first time and hoping to set up a repeat of last year's final in NY.

"Maybe I'm sleeping. It's fantastic, it's unbelievable for me". The last Italian man to take part in a major semi-final was Corrado Barazzutti at the 1978 French Open.

"It's awesome. It's unbelievable for me". He deserved. And that's something everybody should do.On the other hand, when you walk off the court, of course, it's a hard one to swallow.' Asked if it's the most painful defeat in his career, Djokovic replied: 'No. I am happy to write a place in history.

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