Novak Djokovic casts doubt over Wimbledon after shock French Open exit

French Open casualty Grigor Dimitrov

French Open casualty Grigor Dimitrov

But German second seed Alexander Zverev is through, having saved a match point and survived a second successive scare on Friday, coming back to defeat Bosnia's Damir Dzumhur in five sets to reach the fourth round for the first time. The pair were evenly matched until Verdasco edged ahead in the ensuing tie-break.

The aggressive left-handed Spaniard broke twice in the second set and although he allowed Dimitrov back from 4-2 in the third, he broke again to claim his third career win against the 27-year-old.

The unheralded Italian upset Belgian seventh seed David Goffin 7-5 4-6 6-0 6-3 to qualify for his first grand slam quarter-final.

19th seed Kei Nishikori triumphed in straight sets against Frenchman Gilles Simon by 6-3 6-1 6-3 in nearly half the time of two hours and one minute.

Marco Cecchinato stunned Djokovic 6-3, 7-6 (4), 1-6, 7-6 (11) to advance in the tournament.

"I'm just not thinking about tennis at the moment". Stephens beat Keys in the U.S. Open final last September, and Thursday's rematch will be the first all-American women's semifinal at the French Open since Serena Williams defeated Jennifer Capriati in 2002.

"I know how to handle a Grand Slam now, how... to get that deep in such a tournament, and I think everything gets better with experience".

"I don't know if I'm going to play on grass", Djokovic told a media conference room minutes after walking off court.

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He then squandered three set points in the second and went on to fall further behind as the 72nd-ranked Italian won the tie-break.

Cecchinato said he was stunned by his triumph, coming just two years after his career was nearly derailed when he became embroiled in match fixing allegations.

The 12-time Grand Slam champion smashed his racket into the ground on three occasions after he missed a simple forehand, drawing boos from the crowd.

The 12-time Grand Slam victor defeated Fernando Verdasco at Roland Garros. This will be Zverev's first quarterfinal match in a Grand Slam, so Thiem edges him in experience.

"I'm excited to play my good friend in the semi-finals, we've already played in the US Open final and it's really good for American tennis", said Stephens.

The Djokovic resume lists 68 career titles but he's only won four since his French Open triumph in 2016.

Keys, the US Open runner-up past year, will face either Czech 26th seed Barbora Strycova or Yulia Putintseva, the 98th-ranked Kazakh, for a place in the semi-finals.

"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".

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