New record that Djokovic reached with his qualification at Roland Garros

After defeating Peruvian Juan Pablo Varillas (94th) on Sunday with scores of 6-3, 6-2, and 6-2, Novak Djokovic (3rd) moved on to the quarterfinals of Roland Garros. As a result, he achieved a sporting legitimacy record in the Paris Grand Slam.

The 36-year-old Serbian tennis player, ranked third in the ATP world rankings, easily overcame the Peruvian Juan Pablo in the round of 16 of the competition held in the capital of France and featuring prizes of nearly 44 million euros. Rods with 6-3, 6-2, and 6-2 partials.

Nole needed to play for less than two hours in order to earn a spot in the Parisian event as well as a very respectable score. Djokovic’s victory today became him the first person in history to qualify for 14 straight quarterfinals at the same Grand Slam. Jimmy Connors, who is now retired, formerly held the record with 13 consecutive top-eight performances at the US Open.

However, the Serbian, who won the 2016 and 2021 editions, was just one victory away from celebrating the 90s in Paris. The Russian Karen Khachanov, ranked 11th, will be Djokovic’s next opponent. Khachanov defeated the Italian Lorenzo Sonego, ranked 48th, in a match that lasted 3 hours and 29 minutes.

Tomorrow, Francisco Cerndolo (23rd) will take on the arduous task of facing the Danish Holger Rune (sixth) in the round of 16. The match is set to begin at roughly 1:00 p.m. local time (8:00 a.m. in Argentina) at the Suzanne Lenglen court.

For his part, on the same stage but at the last turn of the day, Tomás Etcheverry (49th) from La Plata will try to continue making history in the French Grand Slam, when he faces the Japanese Yoshihito Nishioka (33rd).

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