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French Open 2018: Novak Djokovic beats Fernando Verdasco to reach quarter-finals

Novak Djokovic strengthened his claims as a French Open contender by reaching the quarter-finals with a straight-set victory over Spain's Fernando Verdasco.

Djokovic, seeded 20th, won 6-3 6-4 6-2 against 30th seed Verdasco.

The 31-year-old Serb has reached the last eight at Roland Garros for a 12th time - an Open era record.

The 12-time Grand Slam champion will play either Belgian eighth seed David Goffin or Italy's Marco Cecchinato in the last eight.

More to follow.