Novak Djokovic has made history in the ongoing French Open by becoming the first man to reach a 10th consecutive quarter-final after defeating Germany’s Jan-Lennard Struff.
Djokovic, who is aiming to hold all four Grand Slams at the same time, won 6-3 6-2 6-2 in one hour, 33 minutes.
The 32-year-old has not dropped a set at this year’s tournament.
After winning the Wimbledon, US Open and Australian Open titles, Djokovic is aiming to hold all four majors at the same time by claiming the French Open for a second time.
However, it is hard to separate the two top seeds judging by Djokovic’s ruthless performances – he has strolled to the last eight, albeit against opponents with an average ranking of 85.
Against Struff, Djokovic took his second break point of the match at 4-3, ending the world number 45’s resistance by putting away an overhead after he left the German scrambling in a baseline rally.
Djokovic outclassed his opponent, winning 11 of the next 13 games to move two sets ahead and with a double break in the third.
Djokovic’s power and placement was simply too much for Struff, who could not convert a break point in what proved to be final game as the Serbian upped his tempo again to seal victory.
The 15-time major winner previously achieved the feat when he claimed his maiden Roland Garros title in 2016, which saw him become only the eighth man to complete a career Grand Slam.
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By Olukayode Oniwinde