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Tennis-Djokovic through after huge scare as Musetti retires  

By Editor - Mon Jun 07, 11:28 am

PARIS (Reuters) -World number one Novak Djokovic survived a huge scare as he fought back from two sets down against teenager Lorenzo Musetti to reach the French Open quarter-finals on Monday, after his Italian opponent retired in the fifth set. Top seed Djokovic was outplayed by an inspired Musetti as he lost two tiebreaks, but the match then changed dramatically as the Serb fought back to win 6-7(7) 6-7(2) 6-1 6-0 4-0 and reach the last eight in Paris for the 15th time. It was unclear exactly what happened to world number 76 Musetti whose stylish game was threatening to send Djokovic to his earliest Roland Garros exit since 2009.

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Tennis-Djokovic through after huge scare as Musetti retires

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