Djokovic looked to be easing to a relatively-straightforward victory when he served for the match at 5-4 in the third set only for Tsitsipas to save a match point and turn the contest completely around
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The win helped him to reach the quarter-finals for the 14th time.
The Serb could not have started the match in a more convincing fashion as he bagelled his 22-year-old opponent in front of a sparse crowd on Court Philippe Chatrier.
The top seed was in buoyant form as he secured a drama-free 6-0 6-2 6-3 victory over Mikael Ymer.
The world number one lifted a record 36th Masters crown, one more than great rival Rafael Nadal, after beating Diego Schwartzman 7-5, 6-3 in the final at the Foro Italico in Rome.
The world number one came through 7-5, 6-3 to advance to the final of the clay-court tournament he has won four times.
Djokovic, who has already been stripped of his $250,000 (£190,000) in prize money for reaching the last-16, was given a further punishment by tournament organisers for his actions on court against Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta.
Following the incident, the U. S. Tennis Association issued a statement saying that Djokovic would lose all the ranking points earned from the event.
This was after a point loss during the first set of his match against Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta.
Djokovic, along with Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Coric and Viktor Troicki, tested positive after playing in the Adria Tour, an exhibition tournament organised by the 17-time Grand Slam champion.
The Scot’s criticism has come after the Serbian and three other players tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
The 33-year-old Serbian, who has stated that he is an anti-vaxxer, said he did not have symptoms of the virus but that he had become the sixth direct participant in his exhibition series to catch the virus.
The head of the Zadar district crisis headquarters, Sime Vickovic, told state TV HRT that three of the 19 people initially tested were positive.
The 17-time Grand Slam champion staged the exhibition while international tennis remains suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic
The US Open, scheduled to begin on August 31, will be the first Grand Slam to be played after the COVID-19 pandemic suspended the season in March
She pointed out that this was necessary as Djokovic had built up a real head of steam before the COVID-19 pandemic shut the tennis season down.
The current world number one has 17 Grand Slam titles to his name – two behind Rafa Nadal and three fewer than Roger Federer – and said he has no doubt in his ability to overtake the other members of the so-called “Big Three.”
There is no one more unbeatable in men’s tennis than Novak Djokovic, when at his best, former world number four American Todd Martin has said.
World number one Novak Djokovic said he initially struggled to cope with the uncertainty surrounding when tennis can restart after its shutdown in early March due to the novel coronavirus.
Novak Djokovic has been in touch with fellow ATP Player Council members Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal to discuss ways to assist lower-ranked players facing financial struggles amid the novel Coronavirus outbreak, the world number one said on Saturday.