Eight games conceded in the first round against Tennys Sandgren, nine against Pablo Cuevas in the second round and only six in his third round this Saturday afternoon against Ricardas Berakis: Novak Djokovic has not wasted his time on the court since the start of this Roland Garros. He won in three sets and only 1 hour 34 minutes into the game.
Very concentrated, applied and serious, the Serbian continues on his way, crushing (almost) everything in his path. Against the Lithuanian, the world number one was able to count on his service and his qualities as a stimulus to never be frightened. In the first and third set, he broke from the start to be able to play. He was also leading 5-0 after less than 25 minutes of play.
The Lithuanian, already released by Djokovic in the second round last fall at Roland Garros and the first round of the US Open in 2013, only competed a little more in the second set where he lost only one only once his face-off. But his percentage of points on his first serve (57%) and on his second (33%) was too low to interfere with the excellent Serbian raiser.
Novak Djokovic qualified for the round of 16 at Roland Garros for the 12th time in a row.
This is a record in tournament history since the start of the Open era.
Djokovic has not conceded a single break point and he is advancing quietly towards his round of 16. He will find the amazing Italian Lorenzo Musetti for a duel a priori more muscular.