Marco Cecchinato and Dominique Tim made it to the semifinals of the French Open.
Ex-first racket of the world Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinals sensationally lost to the Italian Marco Cecchinato that before coming to Paris never won in the main draw at Grand slam tournaments.
Cecchinato brilliantly played the two starting batches and deservedly led 2:0. In the third set, Djokovic made four breaks and seemed to go on forever took the initiative. In the fourth set, the Serb led 3:0 but in the ninth game suddenly was not able to apply for a set. Cecchinato jumped at the chance and in a dramatic tie-break with the fourth match ball with a stunning shot line on the flight took the first pitch of Djokovic.
Marco Cecchinato became the first Italian in the semifinals of Roland Garros with 1978 and also secured a debut in the top 30 in the world rankings.
Cecchinato Marco (Italy) – Novak Djokovic (Serbia, 20) – 6:3, 7:6, 1:6, 7:6
The second quarterfinal of the day, the intensity was significantly behind the battle between Djokovic and Cecchinato. Dominic Tim in three sets easily beat frankly tired Alexander Zverev, who is also already in the first game got injured the back of the thigh.
Tim on the way to a third successive semi-final at Roland Garros made six breaks, played two break points, gave 25 winnershow and made 20 unforced errors.
Dominique Tim (Austria, 7) – Alexander Zverev (Germany, 2) – 6:4, 6:2, 6:1
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