Djokovic stunned in French Open quar­ters

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PARIS | No­vak Djokovic’s French Open ti­tle de­fense ended with a sur­pris­ingly lop­sided 7-6 (5), 6-3, 6-0 quar­ter­fi­nal loss to sixth-seeded Do­minic Thiem of Aus­tria on Wed­nes­day.

A year ago, Djokovic be­came the first man in nearly a half-cen­tury to claim a fourth con­sec­u­tive ma­jor cham­pi­onship and com­pleted a ca­reer Grand Slam at Roland Gar­ros. But his form has dipped con­sid­er­ably since then, and now he has gone four ma­jors in a row with­out earn­ing a tro­phy.

On Wed­nes­day at a windy Court Suzanne Len­glen, Djokovic was out of sorts in so many ways, even be­fore that 20-minute third set in which he won only 8 of 34 points. That was only the sec­ond time that Djokovic lost a fi­nal set by the score of 6-0 in his 937 ca­reer tour-level matches.

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