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Summary

  1. Novak Djokovic beats Fernando Verdasco 6-3 6-4 6-2 to reach quarter-finals
  2. Madison Keys, Sloane Stephens and Yulia Putintseva into last eight in women's draw
  3. Alexander Zverev and Dominic Thiem through to quarter-finals
  4. Second seed Caroline Wozniacki takes on 14th seed Daria Kasatkina

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By Saj Chowdhury

All times stated are UK

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    So that is all for today.

    It's the big one tomorrow - Serena Williams v Maria Sharapova.

    The best mates do battle!

    Thanks for reading.

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    Djokovic 6-3 6-4 6-2 Verdasco

    After the first three tight games it seemed like this match would be spray-painted with 7-6s.

    But no, Verdasco's foot was giving him grief, and he was upset by the bounce and he also vocalised his anguish - which was the icing on the 'frustration cake' that led to his quick demise.

  3. Game, set and match Djokovic

    Djokovic 6-3 6-4 6-2 Verdasco

    OK, so Djokovic has been decent in this match, but a genuine contender for the title? Not playing like this - there have only been glimpses of his past greatness.

    This win owes a lot to Verdasco's errors.

    His own errors have cost him points too - another pulls the score level at 30-30.

    Djokovic controls the next point - sending Verdasco from one side to the other before setting up match point.

    Taken thanks to another Verdasco error.

    The former champ is through to the last eight.

    Novak Djokovic
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    Jonathan Jurejko

    BBC Sport at Roland Garros

    Match seemingly done and dusted, time for some fun. Chatrier indulges in a Mexican Wave, boos for those who do not take part. Even some in the media seats join in, before the umpire pleads for calm as the players wait to restart.

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    *Djokovic 6-3 6-4 5-2 Verdasco

    15-0 then 15-15 - Verdasco shakes his head in frustration.

    The 47th unforced error brings up 15-30.

    "Touche" is not shrieked by Djoko as he hits back with his own unforced error.

    Ace.

    And held Verdasco.

    Well done you.

    Good news.

    Bad news: Djoko to serve for the match

    Fernando Verdasco
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    Djokovic 6-3 6-4 5-1 Verdasco*

    40-30.

    Djokovic holds with a characteristic slide and forehand winner down the line.

    5-1 Djoko.

    The end is nigh.

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    Djokovic 6-3 6-4 4-1 Verdasco*

    After getting to first point of the game on the board, Verdasco sends a forehand wide.

    Head down, looking at the clay, contemplating the meaning of life.

    15-15.

    15-30.

    Hey, things are rosy again.

    Nope, another long return.

    30s each.

  8. Djokovic breaks

    *Djokovic 6-3 6-4 4-1 Verdasco

    15-15.

    Verdasco goes from double-handed backhand to angled forehand winner, in a second, to make it 30-15.

    30-30.

    Net Verdasco.

    It really has been a miserable day for him.

    Break point.

    Fault.

    Verdasco is broken after he is cramped up by Djokovic's return on his second serve.

    At least Love Island is back Fernando?

    Fernando?

    Novak Djokovic
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    Djokovic 6-3 6-4 3-1 Verdasco*

    15-15 before Novak opens up his body and swats a forehand away.

    Now Djokovic is doing that annoying thing he used to do - stay in rallies until the opponent makes an error. That's just so frustrating pal.

    We're soon at 40-30 - two hours and 10 minutes on the clock.

    Verdasco sends a return narrowly wide. Game Djokovic. Verdasco again makes his thoughts known to everyone inside the court.

    Novak looks at him wondering what he's saying.

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    *Djokovic 6-3 6-4 2-1 Verdasco

    40-15.

    Big serve, long return. Game.

    It was one of those games where Djokovic eased off because he already has a break.

  11. Upset back on?

    Goffin 5-7 6-4 0-6 Cecchinato

    Well... David Goffin, having clawed his way back into his fourth-round tie against Marco Cecchinato, finds himself 2-1 down.

    The Italian stormed the third set without dropping a game.

    Perhaps Goffin's five-setter that started against Gael Monfils on Friday and was eventually completed yesterday is taking its toll?

    Cecchinato leads 7-5 4-6 6-0.

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    Djokovic 6-3 6-4 2-0 Verdasco*

    Advantage.

    Game.

    Verdasco gives that look of arriving at his favourite chicken shop only to be told they've run out of chicken.

    I've been there.

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    Djokovic 6-3 6-4 1-0 Verdasco*

    15-15.

    Djokovic sensing he'll be back home in time for Antiques Roadshow fires a serve wide of the reach of Verdasco. That was the Djoko of old.

    But the Djoko of new sees a forehand clip offf the net and land wide.

    Break point is it?

    Saved as Verdasco again misjudges the bounce with a wide return from out left.

    They both seem a bit perplexed by the bounce of Phil Chatrier's court.

    Deuce.

  14. Djokovic breaks

    *Djokovic 6-3 6-4 1-0 Verdasco

    0-30.

    C'mon Fernando!!

    That's better - a drop-shot with a bit of swaz confuses Djoko.

    30-15.

    30-30.

    But then Djoko ruins the comeback by thwacking away an overhead.

    Break point.

    Broken.

    Verdasco's double-hander from the baseline sails wide.

    He looks sad. Or it it anger?

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    *Djokovic 6-3 6-4 Verdasco

    By the way, Verdasco has reached this stage on eight occasions but has never reached the quarters - odds on him snapping that run?

    The third set is under way.

  16. Game and second set Djokovic

    Djokovic 6-3 6-4 Verdasco*

    A Verdasco return comes off the top of his frame and lands on the top of the Eiffel Tower.

    It's soon 40-0.

    Djoko seals the set with a Mark King slap-bass of an angled forehand.

    There's certainly something about Novak.

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    Jonathan Jurejko

    BBC Sport at Roland Garros

    While we wait for Verdasco's foot to be put back together, a couple of Spanish fans choose the moment to sing 'Happy Birthday' (or rather Feliz Cumpleanos) to Rafael Nadal, who has turned the ripe old age of 32 today.

    Doubt he's sat eating cake and moaning about edging closer to middle age.

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    Djokovic 6-3 5-4 Verdasco*

    Ace. 15-0. So, not quite.

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    Djokovic 6-3 5-4 Verdasco*

    I wonder if that affected Djoko's rhythm?

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    Djokovic 6-3 5-4 Verdasco*

    The Spaniard is having a TO - getting treatment on heavily-bandaged toes.

    Now he's having his foot sprayed by an aerosol.

    He's also got a blister on his foot.

    He's now got a huge plaster, followed by a bandage attached to the affected part of his anatomy.

    Aside from all that, he looks OK.

    Fernando Verdasco