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French Open: World No. 1 keeps hopes of career Grand Slam alive

Reporter: Xu Zhen 丨 CCTV.com

06-02-2016 10:50 BJT

World No. 1 keeps hopes of career Grand Slam alive

Novak Djokovic and Roberto Bautista-Agut trying to finish their match which seems to have started weeks ago. Rains have delayed play -- so it has taken the two about 48-hours to get through the contest. Djoker, dropped the opening set, but would look to bounce back -- and keep his dream of a career grand slam alive -- and also become the first player to earn 100-million dollars in career earnings.

So, when play resumed Djoker was up 4-1 in the third, and he would easily take that frame, 6-1, and was looking to charge in the fourth -- Bautista-Agut, though would try and exchange groundstrokes with the Serb, and he looks to be overmatched, until he unleashes a wicked lob that just lands in.

Pick things up later in the set, on serve at 5-5, when the Serbinator is able to break his opponent with an exquisite drop volley at the net.

That allows Djokovic to serve things out and a stiff forehand volley at the net -- seals the match 3-6, 6-4, 6-1, 7-5. The World number one now has a quarter-final against Tomas Berdych.

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And world number two Andy Murray at the bottom of your screen would face Richard Gasquet. The pair split the first two sets, and Murray would be on fire in the third -- getting this cross-court forehand from well behind the baseline, en route to taking the frame at love.

And we fast forward to the next set -- Murray serving, and he is able to prevail as Gasquet's return is long. The two-time major winner advances to the next round after a 5-7, 7-6, 6-0, 6-2 triumph.

Defending champ will face Murray in next round

That is defending champion Stan Wawrinka, serving to Albert Ramos-Vinolas. The Swiss took the opening two sets against the Spaniard and puts himself a point away from victory with a heavy forehand that lands in the corner, in the third set tie-breaker.

And the man known as Stuckey in some circles is able to advance into the next round, getting a straight sets win 6-2, 6-1, 7-6. He meets Andy Murray next.

In other matches, seventh seed Tomas Berdych downed David Ferrer in three straight sets. David Goffin beat Ernests Gulbis in four sets. And Dominic Thiem also needed four sets to defeat Marcel Granollers.

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