Djokovic and Zverev battle through to last 16 at French Open

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"Just a pity that I couldn't capitalise on the chances in the 4-1 in the fourth set and some break points".

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.

On Tuesday, he became the first Italian to reach the last four at a major in 40 years by beating 12-times Grand Slam champion and 2016 Roland Garros victor Novak Djokovic on Court Suzanne Lenglen.

World number 72 Cecchinato, the lowest ranked played to reach the last four in Paris since Andrei Medvedev in 1999, took early control of the match as he moved 4-1 and a break up, with 20th seed Djokovic calling in the trainer for treatment on a sore neck.

In a roller-coaster of a quarter-final, both men were warned for coaching, 2016 champion Djokovic required two medical timeouts while the Italian was docked a point for unsportsmanlike behaviour.

Djokovic saved three match points but could not bring the match to the fifth set.

Tuesday's defeat left Djokovic shell-shocked, so much so that he threatened to skip the forthcoming grasscourt season and, by extension, Wimbledon where he is a three-time champion.

"I don't know if I'm going to play on grass", Djokovic told a media conference room minutes after walking off court. I just came from the court.

Two years ago, his career was nearly derailed when he became embroiled in match fixing allegations.

He said: "Maybe I'm sleeping".

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"He held his nerves amazingly well in important moments", said 2016 Roland Garros champion Djokovic, on the comeback trail after an injury-hit year.

"It was an unbelievable, high-level match", said Zverev.

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 Italian downed the Serbian ace in 4 sets, taking the first 2, losing the 3rd and winning the 4th during the French Open quarterfinals.

"It was the best moment of my life", Cecchinato said. I don't know what I'm going to do.

The 10th seed produced a clinical performance to down Kasatkina 6-3, 6-1 on Court Philippe Chatrier, firing 17 winners.

Dimitrov will now head towards the grasscourts hoping to rediscover the spark that took him to semi-finals at Wimbledon in 2014 and at the Australian Open in 2017, as well as claiming the ATP Tour Finals title in November.

"I'm excited to play my good friend in the semi-finals, we've already played in the US Open final and it's really good for American tennis", said Stephens.

The 25-year-old came to Paris last month as an unseeded and highly unfancied outsider for the French Open crown.

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