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TENNIS: French Open round up

Published:Monday | June 3, 2013 | 2:08 PM

Top seed Novak Djokovic faltered for the first time at this year's French Open before beating Philipp Kohlschreiber to reach the last eight.

The Serb, seeking the title that would complete his Grand Slam set, won 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 on Court Philippe Chatrier.

Djokovic will play 12th seed Tommy Haas in the quarter-finals after the German's 6-1, 6-1, 6-3 demolition of Russia's Mikhail Youzhny.

On the same side of the draw, seven-time champion Rafael Nadal celebrated his 27th birthday with his best performance of the tournament so far as he beat Japan's Kei Nishikori 6-4, 6-1, 6-3.

In the women’s draw, third seed Victoria Azarenka eased into the  quarter-finals as she secured a convincing 6-3, 6-0 victory over former champion Francesca Schiavone.

Azarenka, who will now face Russian 12th seed Maria Kirilenko.


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