Novak Djokovic French Open 2021

Novak Djokovic sets French Open record with win over Ricardas Berankis

Novak Djokovic set an Open Era Roland Garros milestone with his dominant third round victory against Ricardas Berankis.

The win saw the world No. 1 reach the fourth round of the French Open for a record 12th consecutive time – a run starting at the 2010 edition.

The Serbian dismantled world No. 93 Berankis 6-1, 6-4, 6-1 in just an hour and 32 minutes.

“I am pretty happy about the match today. Even if it looks simple, it is not the case,” Djokovic said in his on-court interview.

“The bounce was lower, so I had to adapt. The conditions today were very different from my previous match. Every match, adapting is the job.”

Djokovic did not face a break point as he won a superb 88% of points behind his first serve – while he broke the Lithuanian’s serve six times.

He also won 52% of his second serve points, and hit an impressive 30 winners to just 18 unforced errors.

The 34-year-old will face 19-year-old Italian star Lorenzo Musetti in the fourth round in Paris.

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