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Roland Garros 2018, Men's Singles, Pre-quarterfinals: Novak Djokovic vs Fernando Verdasco, Live Match Updates

Djokovic def Verdasco 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 to enter the quarter-finals.
Updated: 03 June 2018 22:55 IST - Published: 03 June 2018 18:05 IST
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Final score: Djokovic def Verdasco 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 to enter the quarter-finals.
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The 2016 champion isn't at his best yet after coming back to the Tour from an elbow surgery.

But there's no denying the fact that he is simply getting better and better with each round.
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This is Djokovic's 12th quarter-final at Roland Garros!!!!!
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Verdasco falls in the Round of 16 in Paris for the seventh time!
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Djokovic WINS!!!!!
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Verdasco's forehand goes wide!!!!
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He advanced to the net to take the game away from the Spaniard!

Match point for Djokovic
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Again Djokovic puts his backhand wide!

30-30
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Djokovic hits his backhand wide on serve!

15-15
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The crowd is having a ball, with relentless Mexican waves!
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Verdasco rips a forehand winner and and, with a good first serve, he holds!

Djokovic to serve at 5-2
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A rare forehand into the net from Novak!

30-30
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15-15 on the Verdasco serve.


The Spaniard looks crestfallen now
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And the former champion ends his service game with a flourish, holding to 30.

5-1 to Djokovic
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And he duly converts! 

It's pretty much all over for the Spaniard!

Djokovic up 4-1
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And, just I type, Djokovic gets a break point
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Djokovic might just get one on the Verdasco serve.

It's 30-30.

Verdasco is really struggling!
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Just three more games needed to get a quarter-final berth.
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Djokovic has now gone up to 3-1
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Verdasco steers his way through a comfortable service game.

It's 2-1 to the Serb
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Djokovic just lifts his game under pressure, as usual.

It's 2-0 to the Serb
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2 break points and both of them vanished as soon as they came.

Deuce
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And Verdasco bounces back and has a break point on the Djokovic serve.
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The 12-time Major champion.just picked up from where he had left the second set.

He starts off the third set with a BREAK!

1-0
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Djokovic now one set away from the quarter-finals!
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Djokovic resumed action with a masterclass of a performance!

With an.easy service game, the Serb closes out the second set 6-4
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Verdasco is getting treatment on his left foot.
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A resilient Verdasco denies Djokovic the set.

But the Serb will come back after the changeover to serve out the set at 5-4
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And Verdasco's forehand breaks down!

Deuce
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Now the famed Djokovic backhand crumbles!

Game point to Verdasco
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Djokovic just had a set point but the southpaw saves it!

Deuce!
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He has good chances in the Verdasco service game itself.

The Spaniard is still struggling on his own serve and it is 30-30
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Just one game away from taking a two-sets-to-love lead
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Djokovic has an easy service game and he now leads 5-3
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Verdasco comes up with a horror of a service game. Too many unforced errors did him in.

Djokovic breaks again!

4-3
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Djokovic tried to volley but failed.

BROKEN!

We are back on serve!

3-3
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And Verdasco gets the better of a Djokovic dropshot!

Djokovic 0-40
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Slight ray of hope for Verdasco.

Big forehand from Verdasco and a miscued volley from Djokovic makes it 0-30 on the Serb's serve
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Verdasco responds with a hold and now trails 2-3
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Djokovic makes it 3-1 in his favour.
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Djokovic was put under pressure by Verdasco, who made it 30-30.

But, as always, the Serb just raised his level when it matters the most.
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That itself shows the difference!

But Verdasco still manages to hold his serve here.

Djokovic up 2-1 with a break.
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Verdasco has already made 10 unforced errors off his forehand. Djokovic has made just 1.
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Another Verdasco backhand into the net!

Djokovic is totally in control!

2-0
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It's 30-15 to Djokovic on his serve.

Looking pretty comfortable now.
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It's 1-0 to the former World No. 1
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Djokovic BREAKS!!!!!!


Verdasco looks angry!