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And to make Verdasco's recent memories just a little more unpleasant, Djokovic has won the last five meetings between the two, and leads the overall head-to-head 10-4.
The 21-year-old German, seen as one of the few obstacles to Rafael Nadal claiming an 11th Roland Garros title, was 2-1 down in sets for the third straight match, this time against Karen Khachanov. He arrived at Roland Garros with a 10-7 record this season.
"Hopefully it will get even better".
"I don't want to speak with this". He also needed a minor operation after making a comeback at the Australian Open in January.
Novak Djokovic is coming off a four sets win over Roberto Bautista Agut that took 44 games to decide.
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The midfielder took responsibility for the error but explains that Nigeria's first half formation left the midfield isolated. I expect him to have a great World Cup and be a top, top player". "It's very exciting to play in this wonderful stadium".
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In 2016 the Federation of Italian Tennis found the 25-year-old Sicilian guilty of a match-fixing offence during a Moroccan Challenger event in 2015 and banned him for 18 months - the highest-ranked player to be suspended for match-fixing.
One break of serve was enough to take the opening set and although left-hander Verdasco produced thunderous winners to stay in touch in the second his challenge soon faded.
The draw has fallen in his favour with Verdasco having removed fourth seed Grigor Dimitrov and he had another slice of fortune on Sunday when eighth seed David Goffin was beaten by unheralded Italian Marco Cecchinato.
In a nail-biting tiebreaker, Djokovic saved the first match point with a no-look backhand volley before throwing away his third set point with a ballooned forehand with the court at his mercy.
He punched the air in delight before celebrating by wearing a white beret flung on to the court and doing his now-customary arm throw to all four sides of Chatrier. "I knew I'm not going to win the match. After then I warmed up and it was better, but yeah, just a pity that I couldn't capitalise on some break points at 4-1 in the fourth set".
You know those things or people that stir really terrible memories in you, and you'd rather just avoid them?