Djokovic finds range to beat Ginepri in Paris

Paris: Serbian Novak Djokovic came through a defiant start from American Robby Ginepri to win 6-4 2-6 6-1 6-2 and book his place in the French Open quarter-finals on Monday.

Ginepri, looking to mark U.S. Memorial Day with a first career win over Djokovic, went toe-to-toe with the third seed and won his first set in five meetings against the Serbian with some sweet baseline strokes in the second set.

But Djokovic, cheered on by an entourage packed tightly into the guest box on Court Philippe Chatrier, stepped up a gear and sealed victory in two hours and 17 minutes when Ginepri netted a defensive forehand.

He will play Austrian 22nd seed Jurgen Melzer or Russian qualifier Teimuraz Gabashvili for a place in the semi-finals.

Bureau Report