DJOKOVIC French Open 2021

Stat Point: Djokovic breaks Federer record, Zidansek makes history, and strange Zverev stat

Catch up on the best facts and figures from the French Open with our latest stat summary, including another Novak Djokovic milestone.

Zverev’s strange major record

Alexander Zverev made it through to the last four of a major for the third time with a thumping 6-4, 6-1, 6-1 win against Alejandro Davidovich Fokina today.

The world No. 6, though, is yet to beat a top 10 player at a Grand Slam – losing on all previous nine attempts. He is also 3-12 against top 25 opponents.

He will have to reverse this trend to reach the Roland Garros final – with either second seed Daniil Medvedev or fifth Stefanos Tsitsipas set to be his semi-final adversary.

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Seventh time lucky for Pavlyuchenkova 

In 51 previous Grand Slam appearances, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova had reached six quarter-finals but progressed no further.

The 29-year-old Russian, though, ended her wait for a semi-final showing with a 6-7 (2-7), 6-2, 9-7 triumph over Elena Rybakina in the last eight today.

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Zidansek makes history

By defeating Paula Badosa 7-5, 4-6, 8-6 today in an epic quarter-final, 23-year-old Tamara Zidansek became the first Slovenian to reach a Grand Slam semi-final.

The world No. 85 had not previously made it past the second round of a major.

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Djokovic the marathon man

The world No. 1 climbed to the top of the all-time list of five set matches won at Grand Slams after his fourth round victory over Lorenzo Musetti yesterday.

Djokovic now has a 31-9 record in major five-setters, overtaking Roger Federer’s 30-17 ratio.

It was also the fifth time the Serbian came from 2-0 down in sets to win.

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Perfect 10 for Musetti

While Lorenzo Musetti fell in five sets to Djokovic in the last 16, he improved his perfect record in tiebreaks.

The 19-year-old Italian has remarkably now won all 10 of the ATP tiebreaks he has played.

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