Djokovic wary of Raonic threat

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iol spt pic Djokovic Getty Images Novak Djokovic returns a shot during his men's singles match against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on day eight of the French Open at Roland Garros. Photo: Dan Istitene

Paris - Having had a quiet start to his French Open campaign, Novak Djokovic can expect a tougher assignment on Tuesday when he faces up-and-coming Milos Raonic in the quarter-finals.

The world number two from Serbia, looking to triumph at Roland Garros for the first time, needed three sets - including two tiebreaks - to down the Canadian in the semi-finals of the Rome Masters last month.

They are scheduled second on Court Philippe Chatrier after Russian Maria Sharapova, who faces a tricky test of her credentials against Spain's Garbine Muguruza.

Unheralded Muguruza has been in great claycourt form, notably defeating defending champion Serena Williams in the second round, and she will not be afraid of last year's runner-up Sharapova.

Another Canadian, Eugenie Bouchard, faces Spanish 14th seed Carla Suarez Navarro on Court Suzanne Lenglen as the 18th seed looks to match her Australian Open performance after reaching the last four in Melbourne this year.

They will be followed by Czech sixth seed Tomas Berdych and the man who downed Roger Federer in the previous round, Latvian 18th seed Ernests Gulbis.

Reuters


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