Tennis - French Open - Roland Garros, Paris, France - October 3, 2020 Serbiaís Novak Djokovic in action during his third round match against Colombiaís Daniel Elahi Galan Riveros. (Photo by Reuters)
Novak Djokovic maintained his imperious progress at the French Open with a 6-0 6-3 6-2 drubbing of Colombian Daniel Galan to move effortlessly into the last 16 on Saturday.
The 33-year-old was rarely extended by his 153rd-ranked opponent and even found time to help out with court sweeping duties when the match was interrupted by rain.
Djokovic, like 12-time champion Rafa Nadal, has reached the last 16 without the loss of a set although things will toughen up with powerful Russian Karen Khachanov up next.
Greek fifth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas advanced to the fourth round of the French Open after his opponent Aljaz Bedene retired with an ankle injury while trailing 6-1 6-2 3-1.
In his fourth round, the Greek will play Bulgarian 18th seed Grigor Dimitrov, who also advanced in a similar fashion when Roberto Carballes Baena of Spain retired due to sickness after going down 6-1 6-3.
Slovenian Bedene, who defeated Tsitsipas in straight sets when they met at Rotterdam earlier this year, first called for the physiotherapist on Court Suzanne Lenglen to get treatment on his right ankle after going down 5-0 in the opening set.