French Open Recap (Men): Djokovic Thrashes Verdasco Into Quarters As Cecchinato Stuns Goffin

Former world number one Novak Djokovic is through to the quarterfinal at the ongoing French Open tournament after he defeated Fernando Verdasco of Spain in a one-sided last 16 duel on Sunday.

The 20th seeded Serbian saw off his 30th seeded opponent 6-3 6-4 6-2 to reach the last eight at Roland Garros for an Open era record 12th time.

Djokovic, 31, will now face surprise package and world number 72 Marco Cecchinato for a place in the semifinal after the Italian stunned Belgian eighth seed David Goffin in their last 16 clash.

Cecchinato defeated Goffin 7-5 4-6 6-0 6-3 in one of the standout results of the tournament.

12-time Grand Slam champion has reached the French Open quarterfinals for a ninth successive and the world number 22 is very excited with his latest feat.

After his straight sets win over Verdasco. Djokovic said: “Considering all the circumstances in the last 15 months it is quite an achievement to get to the quarters of a Slam.”

“I always play well at a Slam and always build my form to peak at a Slam.

“Hopefully it will get even better. I don’t want to stop here.” he concluded.