Live ticker Novak Djokovic – Juan Pablo Varillas (French Open Men 2023, Round of 16)


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Novak Djokovic acted very confidently in the first set and hardly made a mistake over 45 minutes. Juan Pablo Varillas was able to keep up well in terms of play, which is why there were often long and worth seeing rallies. In these, however, Djokovic was usually ahead. But Varillas is anyway a man who prefers to go over five sentences. Nothing is decided here yet.


Djokovic – Varillas 6: 3

Varillas returns into the net, so the set goes to Djoker!


Djokovic – Varillas 5: 3

Serve and smash! Djokovic earns two set balls.


Djokovic – Varillas 5: 3

Djokovic now serves to win the set. And he does it with great concentration again, quickly taking a 30-0 lead.


Djokovic – Varillas 5: 3

Perhaps Djokovic has already conserved his strength and focused on his upcoming service game. Varillas wins the game by 15.


Djokovic 5-2 Varillas

Varillas is serving new balls and seems to be able to take advantage of it. He chases Djokovic a few bullets around the ears.


Djokovic 5-2 Varillas

Djokovic turns the service game and demonstratively holds his hand to his ear. He seems to be really enjoying the whims of the audience and suddenly shifts up two gears!


Djokovic 4-2 Varillas

Djokovic complains a little. But the reaction of the spectators to boo the Serbs is completely exaggerated. Once again you can feel that there is a special chemistry between the third in the world rankings and the French Open audience.


Djokovic 4-2 Varillas

In the meantime, Djokovic finds his way back to his service game via serve and volley. But Varillas plays down the next longliner with his backhand and has the next break chance!


Djokovic 4-2 Varillas

Djokovic stumbles behind the baseline and has no chance to defend himself. In his own service game, he suddenly falls 0:30 behind.


Djokovic 4-2 Varillas

Varillas counters and grabs his first serve of the match with an ace!


Djokovic 4-1 Varillas

It’s a really great tennis match right now. Djokovic has to call up his full potential, always plays the balls with tremendous top spin and prepares his opponent for the attacking ball. He takes the lead at 30:15 and sniffs the next break.


Djokovic 4-1 Varillas

Djokovic completes an eternal rally over 23 shots with a longline attack ball. But he goes just off the field! Feels like the first longer rally that goes to the Peruvian.


Djokovic 4-1 Varillas

Another solid longline winner, Varillas is actually making a comeback!


Djokovic 4-0 Varillas

Two careless mistakes by the Serb ensure that it is 30 both at once. In addition, Varillas now takes more risks and brings through a sharp longliner. The Peruvian gets the chance to get back into the set with a breakball!


Djokovic 4-0 Varillas

Djokovic also starts his own service game with an ace again.


Djokovic 4-0 Varillas

This time Djokovic even uses the first break chance! Varillas can no longer fend off a nice cross in the right corner.


Djokovic 3-0 Varillas

Two more break chances for Djoker! Varillas continues to lack the right length.


Djokovic 3-0 Varillas

Djokovic can now use the wind better for himself. A stop that looks too long at first is slowed down by a gust and touches the line.


Djokovic 3-0 Varillas

Varillas sometimes seems a bit hectic in his punches, mainly swinging his arm. Instead, Djokovic seems more focused and has better body balance. He wins the service game to zero.


Djokovic 2-0 Varillas

With the second chance, Djokovic grabs the break! Varillas misjudges something with a bounce.


Djokovic 1-0 Varillas

The Peruvian gets caught up in a few longer rallies and then lacks length again. Djokovic advances to the net and thrashes the ball with tailwind. The world number three secures two breakballs!


Djokovic 1-0 Varillas

First service game for Varillas. He also has to fight the wind and sometimes comes in too short from this side.


Djokovic 1-0 Varillas

Djokovic can avert the early break with three aces in a row! He turns the game in no time at all. The Serb has finally found his serve.


Djokovic 0-0 Varillas

Varillas earns the first breakball! The Peruvian immediately gets the right length, and Djokovic seems to have sand in his eyes.


Djokovic 0-0 Varillas

The first restlessness is spreading in the stands, because Djokovic has starting difficulties with the serve against the relatively strong wind. His double fault gives Varillas the lead.


Djokovic 0-0 Varillas

Now the match can finally begin! The players seem to have agreed, both appear in cherry red outfits.


It will start soon!

The two players enter the field. In Paris, high temperatures of around 26 degrees Celsius prevail in the afternoon. So there could be another long battle ahead – this is where Varillas, who has already proven his fitness in this tournament, could have an advantage.


Djokovic with an impressive series

The two tennis players have never met before. However, Djokovic has an impressive 16 unbeaten run of 16 matches at the French Open. After failing in the third round at the German Philipp Kohlschreiber in 2009, the two-time French Open winner always reached at least the quarter-finals. In addition, the world number three has never been defeated in his career by an opponent ranked in the top 90 in the second week of a Grand Slam.


Varillas goes the full distance

Juan Pablo Varillas has shown incredible stamina and stamina on his way to the round of 16 at the French Open. The Peruvian had to go over five sets in all three of his matches. He had been on the pitch for almost eleven hours at Roland Garros and came back after a two-set deficit against the top 25 player Roberto Bautista Agut and the Chinese Juncheng Shang and won the respective matches 4: 6, 2: 6, 6:2, 6:3 and 6:1 (Shang) and 1:6, 4:6, 6:3, 6:1 and 6:1 (Bautista Agut). The 27-year-old also had to make up a set against world number 14, Hubert Hurkacz from Poland, and ultimately won after five sets 3: 6, 6: 3, 7: 6 (7: 3), 4: 6 and 6:2


Djokovic still without losing a set

Novak Djokovic is still without losing a set at this year’s French Open. In the round, the Serb clearly prevailed 6: 3, 6: 2 and 7: 6 (7: 1) against the American Aleksandar Kovacevic. World number 83, Márton Fucsovics from Hungary, was waiting for round two. But after a hard-fought first set 6:7 (2:7), the Hungarian also lost the match 0:6 and 3:6 against the current number three in the world. In round three, after two tie-breaks in the first and second sets 7: 6 (7: 4) and 7: 6 (7: 5), the 36-year-old clearly won the third set 6: 2 against the Spaniard Alejandro Davidovich Fokina . Djokovic is in the round of 16 without losing a set for the fifth year in a row. Should he win the French Open next Sunday, Novak Djokovic would be number one in the tennis world again.


Start now probably planned for 2.30 p.m

The start of the game is currently scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Pavlyuchenkova and Mertens continue to fight for the third set.


Djokovic’s game is postponed

Since Pavlyuchenkova gets the second set against Mertens, the women’s match goes into the third set. This also delayed the start of Djokovic’s game. The start time is currently at 2:15 p.m.


The start of the game is delayed a little

Since the second set in the women’s match has been balanced so far, 1 p.m. will probably not be the start of the Djokovic match if Mertens wins the second set at all. The game is currently scheduled to start at 1:30 p.m.


1 p.m. Game start

The Russian Pavlyuchenkova and Mertens are currently still in the second set, which is why the Djokovic match has now been postponed a bit and should now start around 1 p.m.


Good day

Welcome to the round of 16 games at the French Open 2023. Since a women’s match is currently being played on the Philippe-Chatrier Court, the current start time for the Djokovic game is set for 12.45 p.m. Novak Djokovic meets Peruvian Juan Pablo Varillas in the round of 16.