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Roland Garros 2018, Men's Singles, Quarterfinal: Novak Djokovic vs Marco Cecchinato, Live Match Updates

Cecchinato def Djokovic 6-3, 7-6(4), 1-6, 7-6(11) to enter the semi-finals
Updated: 05 June 2018 23:01 IST - Published: 05 June 2018 17:59 IST
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What a win that was! What a performance that was! He will face Dominic Thiem, who beat Alexander Zverev.
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Cecchinato just can't believe he has beaten someone like Djokovic! His whole camp is crying!
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He is into a Grand Slam semi-final for the first time!
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Cecchinato couldn't hold back his emotions!
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What a backhand down the line from the Italian on his fourth match point.
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Cecchinato WINS!!!!!!!
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Off forehand from Djokovic goes wide!
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Loose backhand from Cecchinato.

11-11
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Djokovic faces third match point after the ball hit the tape and rolls over to his side
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What a crosscourt forehand winner from Djokovic!

10-10
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Second match point for Cecchinato with a forehand down the line
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Djokovic had another set point but he SHANKS an easy forehand!

Djokovic can't believe it!

9-9
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What a way to win the point!

Cecchinato comes up with a forehand swing volley to save the set point.

8-8
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Second set point for Djokovic at 8-7
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The stadium has come alive!!!!!
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But he sends his forehand out.
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Now Djokovic has a set point at 7-6
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Cecchinato then had a match point to go up to 6-5, which was erased by the Serb.
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Djokovic evened the score and then got a minibreak to go up to 4-3.

Cecchinato soon erased that advantage and made it 4-4
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A blazing forehand down the line from the Italian to have a 3-0 lead
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Early minibreak for Cecchinato 

He is up 2-0
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Cecchinato holds his serve and forces a tiebreak.

This tiebreak can decide Djokovic's fate!
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The match is now such a high quality encounter. Both have raised their levels.

Djokovic SURVIVES a break point to HOLD his game!

The angles that he produced after facing the break point clearly showed why he is such an accomplished player.

Djokovic 6-5
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And he holds to 30.

It is 5-5
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Buttery smooth service game so far from the Italian to go up to 40-0
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This was not in the script!

But Cecchinato has to now hold after the break and that is a big challenge!
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Well, well!

Djokovic suddenly slumped on his serve and Cecchinato BREAKS BACK!!!!

4-5
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Djokovic will now serve for the set at 5-3
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Djokovic follows it up with an easy-breezy service game.

It's 5-2 to the former champion
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Some show of character there from the Italian to hold his service game after saving tons of break points!

Cecchinato trails 2-4
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No stopping the Serb, who looks so good right now.

4-1 
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Cecchinato is finally on the board at 1-3
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Djokovic is in cruise control now.

3-0
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Djokovic BREAKS as Cecchinato is finding it increasingly difficult to counter a resurgent Serb.

Djokovic 2-0 
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Djokovic made the most of his opportunity.

Held his serve to 15 to start off the fourth set at 1-0
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Some drama at the start of the fourth set.

Cecchinato docked a point.

Cecchinato was involved in a discussion with the supervisor. He was earlier warned for coaching from the stands.
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Will it have any impact in the fourth set?
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In between the sets, Djokovic got a treatment on his legs.
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The comeback has started!!!!!
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Djokovic BREAKS to grab the third set 6-1
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The difference in their experience levels is showing.

Djokovic growing in confidence with every shot.
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Djokovic has gone up to 5-1 after a fairly easy service game.
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Cecchinato was put to a stern test. He again saved a handful of break points only to see the Serb ripping his game apart ultimately


Djokovic looks to be in firm control now at 4-1
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Cecchinato upped the intensity on the returns, but the Serb doesn't make a mistake this time.

Holds his serve for a 3-1 lead.
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Cecchinato saved four three points but wasn't lucky on the fourth.

Djokovic breaks and goes up 2-1
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And now Cecchinato is struggling on serve as well.

Staring at multiple break points at 15-40
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Strangely, Djokovic fails to consolidate.

And Cecchinato breaks straight back!

It is 1-1
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Djokovic starts off with a break in the first game of the third set!

The comeback is happening?

1-0
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Cecchinato 6-3, 7-6(4).

What a scoreline! Nobody saw this coming!


Cecchinato saved three set points and grabbed the set.