Tennis - French Open - Roland Garros, Paris, France - June 4, 2017 Serbia's Novak Djokovic reacts during his fourth round match against Spain's Albert Ramos-Vinolas Reuters / Gonzalo Fuentes

Defending champion Novak Djokovic eased into the French Open quarter-finals on Sunday after outclassing claycourt specialist Alberto Ramos-Vinolas 7-6(5) 6-1 6-3.

He will next face in-form Austrian, Dominic Thiem, the sixth seed, in a rematch of last year’s semi-final.

The second seed, with new coach Andre Agassi absent from the stands, was too good for the Spanish 19th seed.

The Serb, bidding to become the first man in the professional era to win each of the four grand slams twice, found some resistance in the first set with the third game lasting 13 minutes before Djokovic won it.

He finished Ramos-Vinolas off with a cross court forehand winner on his first match point.

 

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