Novak Djokovic has qualified for the French Open quarter-finals for the 15th time in his career after coming back from two sets down to lead 6-7, 6-7, 6-1, 6-0, 4-0 before Lorenzo Musetti retired with cramp.
In the next round, which is set to take place on Wednesday, the Serbian will face Matteo Berrettini, who was able to on Monday after he automatically qualified to the quarter-finals following Roger Federer’s decision to withdraw from the tournament.
A confident Musetti won the first two sets narrowly, but Djokovic bounced back and managed to come out victorious from the next two sets comfortably, with the third and fourth sets lasting just 24 minutes and 17 minutes, respectively.
The Serbian asked to be helped by the medical staff after injuring his finger which was bleeding but returned to the court to try to complete his comeback. However, Musetti decided to retire with cramp in the fifth set when Djokovic was leading 4-0 and as a result, the Serbian clinched qualification to the next round.