Former world number one Novak Djokovic is through to the French Open fourth round after he scaled through a grueling four-hour match with 13th seeded Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut.
Djokovic, 31 saw off Agut in straight sets 6-4 6-7 (6-8) 7-6 (7-4) 6-2 after three hours and 48 minutes to book a last 16 spot at Roland Garros.
The Serbian while speaking after his victory revealed that the last set was the best he has played so far at the tournament.
In his words, the 12-time Grand Slam champion said: “It was a great test. I had to earn my victory.”
“The last set was actually the best set that I have played so far in the tournament. I don’t feel too exhausted. That’s the good news.” Djokovic added.
The 20th seed will now play Spain’s 30th seed Fernando Verdasco for a place in the quarterfinals after he earned a stunning 7-6 (7-4) 6-2 6-4 win over Bulgarian fourth seed and reigning ATP World Tour Finals champion Grigor Dimitrov.