Second-seeded Novak Djokovic outclassed Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 on Sunday in the fourth round of the French Open to extend his winning streak to 43 matches.
It was Djokovic’s third day in a row on court at Roland Garros. He beat Juan Martin del Potro in the previous round on Saturday in a match that stretched over two days.
Djokovic is 41-0 in 2011, the second-best start to a season in the Open era, which began in 1968. He also won his last two matches of 2010, making his overall run the third-longest, behind Guillermo Vilas’ record of 46 in a row in 1977.
Bidding for his third Grand Slam title, and first at Roland Garros, Djokovic will next play Fabio Fognini of Italy.
Keywords: French Open 2011