Djokovic, Zverev and Wozniacki are in fourth round

Djokovic, Zverev and Wozniacki are in fourth round

Djokovic, Zverev and Wozniacki are in fourth round

As the clock ticked towards the fourth hour, both players struggled on serve, but after two breaks apiece, Zverev dug deep to save match point and level the fifth set at 5-5.

Dzumhur blew a 4-2 fourth set lead before he failed to serve out for the match in the 12th game.

Dzumhur was battling Alexander Zverev in the fourth set of his round of 32 loss on Court Philippe-Chartrier in Paris.

Novak Djokovic smashed his racquet into the dust with three, quick destructive swipes as he lost the second set of his match against Roberto Bautista Agut.

After his win against Dzumhur, Zverev has secured his place in the final 16 of the tournament and enters the fourth round contest at a grand slam.

Meanwhile, Grigor Dimitrov's clay-court gremlins struck again, as his French Open hopes bit the dust in predictable fashion in the third round against Spanish veteran Fernando Verdasco.

Zverev continued to motor, racing to a 3-1 lead in the second, and it seemed that Dzumhur could do little to stop the second seed, with the Bosnian facing a point to fall a double break down.

Elsewhere in the women's draw, US Open runner-up Madison Keys saw off Japanese 21st seed Naomi Osaka 6-1, 7-6, setting up a last-16 tie with 31st seed Mihaela Buzarnescu.

Fourth seed Dimitrov was knocked out by Fernando Verdasco, with the Spaniard winning 7-6 (7/4), 6-2, 6-4 in his 350th clay-court match.

Bautista Agut hailed Djokovic for his compassion at the end of their match.

He acknowledged drawing a dose of confidence from managing to win two five-setters in a row, "knowing that I'm fit enough to last as long as I want".

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The third seed is seeking a second title in Paris after her 2016 success and takes on twice champion Sharapova next. But from somewhere Cecchinato got a second wind, breaking back and forcing a tiebreak.

"On the other hand, she was playing great tennis". But I'm trying to win.

According to ESPN Stats & Information, the last No. 2 seed that failed to reach the second week at the French Open was Andy Roddick in 2005.

"It was important to kind of see for myself that I can win back-to-back five-set matches", Zverev said.

"He plays with a lot of patience", he said of Agut, "too much for me". "The conditions were hard - sun and then rain - it made the match very special".

Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki whizzed into the fourth round with a brutal 6-0, 6-3 demolition of local favorite Pauline Parmentier on Friday.

That run faces a stern test.

The third-seeded pairing of Andreja Klepac and Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez beat the Americans 6-4, 6-7 (4), 6-0 to advance to the quarterfinals.

Alexander Zverev after coming back from two sets to one down and saving a match point to defeat Bosnia's Damir Dzumhur.

The German recorded 51 winners to reach his first round of 16 in Paris after nearly four hours of play on Court Philippe Chatrier.

Frequently touted as a future world No.1, the 21-year-old's grand slam performance remains checkered, having never advanced past the fourth round in 11 tries.

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