Djokovic falls to history-maker Cecchinato, Zverev out

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He then squandered three set points in the second and went on to fall further behind as the 72nd-ranked Italian won the tie-break.

Novak Djokovic's neck was bothering him.

Seventh seed Dominic Thiem muscled his way into the fourth round of the French Open, putting out Italian claycourt specialist Marco Berrettini 6-3 6-7 (5) 6-3 6-2 to set up a tie with Nishikori.

Djokovic, who was sitting in a small press room without mics and just in front of a few journalists (most of them were waiting in the main press room), said he doesn't know whether if he will play Wimbledon next month.

"I was a bit unlucky not to capitalize on the second set", said Djokovic, who improved to 7-1 against Bautista Agut.

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"I had a lot of courage, especially toward the end of the tiebreaker", Cecchinato said. As his backhand return on his fourth match point landed beyond the outstretched arm of Djokovic, the tears flowed.

Speaking after his shock victory, Cecchinato said: "Are you sure [I won]?" Eventually, the Italian Olympic Committee announced that sanctions were dropped on a technicality.

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His Roland Garros marathon also left him physically drained - he needed his left thigh strapped in the second set.

After his four sets loss to Marco Cecchinato at the French Open, Novak Djokovic revealed a possibly shocking news that could happen in the next weeks. The 72nd-ranked player beat Djokovic in a 3-hour, 26-minute match that ended in a tiebreak, 6-3, 7-6 (4), 1-6, 7-6 (11).

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And Djokovic woke up, blazing through the third set as Cecchinato looked out of sorts.

Djokovic, who missed the last half of 2017 with right elbow trouble and had surgery in February, is clearly not at the height of his power. Indeed, his seeding of No. 20 was his lowest at any Grand Slam tournament in a dozen years.

Fourth seed Grigor Dimitrov is out of the French Open after a third-round defeat by Fernando Verdasco. Cecchinato's run here, however, has been just as impressive.

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Nothing should be taken away from Thiem's victory, however, after he carved an easier route to the quarters and is rewarded for his work with a spot in the final four, where he'll face Cecchinato.

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