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Djokovic drops set but advances into fourth round in Paris
May 30, 2014 / 2:52 PM / in 3 years

Djokovic drops set but advances into fourth round in Paris

PARIS (Reuters) - World No.2 Novak Djokovic overcame a minor scare to beat Croatian 25th seed Marin Cilic 6-3 6-2 6-7(2) 6-4 and advance into the fourth round of the French Open on Friday.

Novak Djokovic of Serbia wipes his face with a towel during his men's singles match against Marin Cilic of Croatia at the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris May 30, 2014. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

Djokovic, chasing the only grand slam title to elude him, was in complete control until the end of the third set, when the big-serving Cilic forced him to a tiebreak, which the six-times grand slam champion lost 7-2.

Normal service resumed afterwards and Djokovic, although not playing his best tennis, finished it off on Cilic’s serve when the Croatian double faulted.

He will next face either Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, the 13th seed, or Polish 22nd seed Jerzy Janowicz.

Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Toby Davis

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