World number one Novak Djokovic won a battle with fellow Serb Filip Krajinovic to advance to the quarter-finals of the Italian Open on Friday.
Rafael Nadal remains ‘number one favourite’ for Roland Garros, rival Novak Djokovic said on Monday, despite saying the Spaniard’s last-eight exit at the Italian Open showed he can be beaten on clay.
Novak Djokovic said he was relieved to turn the page on his contentious US Open exit as he began his claycourt season with a solid victory in his first match at the Italian Open on Wednesday.
In his first match in over six months, Rafael Nadal swept aside fellow Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta on Wednesday to reach the third round of the Italian Open.
Rafael Nadal reached his 13th Roland Garros semi-final early Wednesday, defeating Italian teenager Jannik Sinner in a high-quality clash which ended just before 01:30 in the morning, the latest ever finish at the tournament.