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Roland Garros 2018, Men's Singles, Round 3: Novak Djokovic vs Roberto Bautista Agut, Live Match Updates

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedJun 01, 2018 14:46 GMT

Djokovic def Bautista-Agut 6-4, 6-7(6), 7-6(4), 6-2 in 3 hours 48 minutes to enter Round 4

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14:46 (GMT)1 JUN 2018

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14:45 (GMT)1 JUN 2018

It wasn't exactly a smooth and clean performance from the former champion. He struggled a lot and made uncharacteristic mistakes at times, but in the end, he did just about enough to grab the win.

After his elbow surgery, Djokovic is still clawing his way back to the top tier of tennis - a place where he belonged to once. It will take time, but surely, with every win, he is gaining in confidence. And that's all he needs for now.

14:42 (GMT)1 JUN 2018

Final score: Djokovic def Bautista-Agut 6-4, 6-7(6), 7-6(4), 6-2 in 3 hours 48 minutes to enter Round 4

14:36 (GMT)1 JUN 2018

DJOKOVIC ROARS BACK AND SECURES A BREAK TO WIN THE MATCH!

14:31 (GMT)1 JUN 2018

Agut will serve at 2-5

14:31 (GMT)1 JUN 2018

AGUT BREAKS BACK!!!!!!

WOW!

HOW LONG CAN HE STRETCH DJOKOVIC?

14:30 (GMT)1 JUN 2018

But, wait, the drama is not over yet!

Agut has two break points now as Djokovic's first serves magically disappear!

14:29 (GMT)1 JUN 2018

DJOKOVIC HAS SECURED A DOUBLE BREAK OF SERVE NOW AND HAS GONE UP TO 5-1.

HE WILL SERVE FOR THE MATCH NOW

14:23 (GMT)1 JUN 2018

Djokovic hasn't relented one bit. Showing the same intensity and competitive spirit, he has held tightly to his solitary break lead and has GONE UP TO 4-1.

14:16 (GMT)1 JUN 2018

Djokovic consolidates the break and has a big lead of 3-0

14:10 (GMT)1 JUN 2018

Djokovic establishes early control in the fourth set to have a 2-0 lead.

But then, he had broken early even in the third set, after which the course of the set took a dramatic turn.

13:58 (GMT)1 JUN 2018

Agut's backhand goes straight into the net and DJOKOVIC TAKES THE THIRD SET 7-6(4).

13:57 (GMT)1 JUN 2018

TWO SET POINTS SAVED, WITH THE LAST ONE BEING A BACKHAND UNFORCED ERROR FROM THE SERB

He still has two more set points!

13:56 (GMT)1 JUN 2018

It's been all Djokovic in this tie-break and he has FOUR SET POINTS!

13:54 (GMT)1 JUN 2018

Djokovic's grunts are getting louder and louder, which indicates he is getting stronger.

With a powerful forehand crosscourt winner, Djokovic goes up to 4-2

13:52 (GMT)1 JUN 2018

It IS a tie-break and Djokovic is imposing his authority here, in the early stages.

He HAS A MINI-BREAK AND NOW LEADS 3-1

13:47 (GMT)1 JUN 2018

Djokovic will serve to force a tie-break.

13:47 (GMT)1 JUN 2018

Agut holds his serve and is now ahead at 6-5

13:46 (GMT)1 JUN 2018

The match has been pretty even so far. They have both won 111 points so far.

13:41 (GMT)1 JUN 2018

Djokovic holds and makes it 5-5

13:41 (GMT)1 JUN 2018

WHAT A DROPSHOT OFF A DROPSHOT FROM DJOKOVIC! AND WHAT A REACTION AFTER THAT! HE URGES THE CROWD TO APPLAUD IT!

40-30 ON HIS SERVE!

13:39 (GMT)1 JUN 2018

30-30 on the Djokovic serve!

13:35 (GMT)1 JUN 2018

A lot more power on Djokovic's groundstrokes! It pays him rich dividends!

He BREAKS and is now at 4-5

13:35 (GMT)1 JUN 2018

 Djokovic was expected to raise his level, which he does!

Under pressure, Agut's backhand fails!

Djokovic has a break point!

13:30 (GMT)1 JUN 2018

AGUT HAS A FIRM GRIP OVER THIS SET NOW!

HE BREAKS DJOKOVIC YET AGAIN AND NOW LEADS 5-3

IS DJOKOVIC FADING OR WILL HE ROAR BACK?

13:26 (GMT)1 JUN 2018

The set is still on serve as Agut held his serve!

He is up 4-3

13:22 (GMT)1 JUN 2018

Djokovic bears the fruit of his labour as he levels it up!

3-3

13:19 (GMT)1 JUN 2018

AGUT IS BROKEN!!!!

DJOKOVIC WILL NOW SERVE TO MAKE IT 3-3

THIS SET CONTINUES TO BE TOPSY-TURVY!

13:17 (GMT)1 JUN 2018

With a dropshot from the baseline, Djokovic storms back to have a couple of break points!

13:14 (GMT)1 JUN 2018

Djokovic's forehand crosscourt finds the net and he is BROKEN!

SUDDENLY, AGUT WINS 3 GAMES IN A ROW!!!!!

UP 3-1

13:13 (GMT)1 JUN 2018

Djokovic's fire seems to be have been doused for the moment!

13:12 (GMT)1 JUN 2018

Stinging forehand returns from Agut and he has TWO BREAK POINTS!

13:09 (GMT)1 JUN 2018

Some fine momentum from the Spaniard!

He wins 2 games in a row and builds a 2-1 lead.

The set is now on serve!

13:06 (GMT)1 JUN 2018

AGUT BREAKS BACK!

DRAMA IN STORE!

1-1

13:03 (GMT)1 JUN 2018

Djokovic faced a break point but Agut couldn't put the ball across the net on break point

Deuce

13:00 (GMT)1 JUN 2018

DJOKOVIC STARTS THE THIRD SET WITH A BREAK IN THE FIRST GAME!

1-0 TO THE 2016 CHAMPION!

12:51 (GMT)1 JUN 2018

AND AGUT MAKES THE MOST OF IT!

SECOND SET GOES TO AGUT AT 7-6(6).

12:50 (GMT)1 JUN 2018

DJOKOVIC OVERCOOKED A SITTER OF A SWING VOLLEY!

COMPLETELY DESTROYED HIS RACQUET AND GETS A WARNING!

SET POINT TO AGUT

12:49 (GMT)1 JUN 2018

Big return from Djokovic levels things up now!


6-6 in the tie-break.

12:48 (GMT)1 JUN 2018

But his backhand fails him!

Agut's first set point is erased

12:47 (GMT)1 JUN 2018

TWO SET POINTS FOR AGUT NOW AT 6-4

12:47 (GMT)1 JUN 2018

Novak was caught in no man's land! Agut finished with a smart putaway at the net

5-4 to Agut

12:46 (GMT)1 JUN 2018

AND HE DOES!

IT IS INDEED 4-4

12:45 (GMT)1 JUN 2018

AND DJOKOVIC GETS BACK THE MINI BREAK!!!

LOOKING TO MAKE IT 4-4

12:43 (GMT)1 JUN 2018

Agut still holds on his lead at 3-2

12:40 (GMT)1 JUN 2018

WHAT A START TO THE TIE-BREAK FOR AGUT!

WITH A MINI-BREAK, HE LEADS 2-0

12:39 (GMT)1 JUN 2018

AGUT SURVIVES MULTIPLE BREAK POINTS AND FORCES A TIE-BREAK!

THAT WAS A BIG, BIG TEST FOR THE SPANIARD!

12:33 (GMT)1 JUN 2018

Will Agut level up things here and enforce a tie-break or will Djokovic make the breakthrough?

12:32 (GMT)1 JUN 2018

Again the Serb holds and will now force the Spaniard to try and stay in this set.
6-5 lead for Novak

12:27 (GMT)1 JUN 2018

And that gives Agut a second life as he HOLDS AND MAKE THIS 5-5
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