Novak Djokovic lost the first two sets against Musetti before turning the match around forcing the Italian to retire down 0-4 in the 5th.
It was a great match between Novak Djokovic and Lorenzo Musetti as the Italian held a 2-0 lead after the first two sets. He broke down after that giving Djokovic two quick sets with 6-1 6-0 and he retired down 0-4 in the 5th. Djokovic was not disappointed by his match as he admitted after it saying:
“To be honest, I even liked the fact that I lost the first couple of sets because I just played under a certain kind of tension and wasn’t able to go through my shots. Too many unforced errors and just not playing and not feeling great in the first couple of sets. But credit to him for playing well in the important moments."
Djokovic was able to rally back in the 3rd and he explained it ba saying:
“After I lost the second set and went out to change and came back on the court, I just felt different. I was a different player.”
He also spoke highly of his opponents after the match saying:
“[He has a] big serve, big forehand – two big weapons. He's in form. He finished the last year very strong. He just has so much firepower in his game. [I will] need to be at [my] best in order to have a chance to win.”
Djokovic will play another Italian in the quarterfinal of Roland Garros as Matteo Berrettini awaits him.