French Open day nine: Novak Djokovic survives hitting another line judge
Novak Djokovic hit another line judge with a ball but, unlike at the US Open, he survived to reach the quarter-finals after a straight-sets win over Karen Kachanov.
Stefanos Tsitsipas joined Djokovic by beating Grigor Dimitrov while Petra Kvitova and Sofia Kenin were the big names to make the last eight on the women’s side.
Picture of the day
Shot of the day
That backhand. Vintage Grigor Dimitrov.
Stat of the day
Oh-no moment of the day
No default for Djokovic this time.
Quote of the day
My gosh, it was very awkward deja vu
Sales pitch of the day
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Joe Salisbury failed to reach the men’s doubles semi-finals with American partner Rajeev Ram after they lost to Mate Pavic and Bruno Soares.
Women: None.Men: Karen Kachanov (15), Grigor Dimitrov (18).
Rafael Nadal takes on Italian whizkid Jannik Sinner, who is the first debutant to reach the quarter-finals since Nadal himself in 2005, while Dominic Thiem faces Diego Schwartzman.
Third seed Elina Svitolina meets Argentinian surprise package Nadia Podoroska.