Novak Djokovic breaks racket in frustration during four-hour victory as Elina Svitolina crashes out of French Open


One other eventful day at Roland Garros discovered the 2016 champion Novak Djokovic mangling his racket whereas bookies’ favorite Elina Svitolina made a shock exit in straight units.
Going through thirteenth seed Roberto Bautista Agut on Courtroom Suzanne Lenglen, Djokovic’s feelings boiled over through the second-set tie-break, when he did not put away a routine forehand winner after which thrashed his racket thrice into the court docket with all the ability he may muster.
“I am not pleased with doing that, to be sincere,” stated Djokovic, who wanted 3hr 48min to shut out a 6-4, 6-7, 7-6, 6-2 victory. “However it occurs. At instances in my profession, after I would scream or throw a racket, it will wake me up and assist to free myself from that strain that’s simply constructing all through the match. However there are occasions when it does not assist. So it is actually exhausting to say what’s the best factor to do.”
Svitolina – who’s from Ukraine however lives in London – suffered a 6-3, 7-5 defeat by the hands of Mihaela Buzarnescu, the thirty first seed from Romania. Regardless of Svitolina’s excessive rating of No. 4, and 12 titles on the Girls’s Tennis Affiliation tour, she has but to transcend the quarter-finals of a significant. 

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