This time Djokovic accidentally hit the line when receiving a serve, and was not punished. He also had a chance to advance to the top 8 men's singles for 11 consecutive years.
The Beijing News (Chief Correspondent Sun Haiguang) The French Open continued the men's singles round of 16 competition last night, and Djokovic once again hit the division line in the match with Kachanov. Fortunately, this time Djokovic accidentally hit the line when receiving the serve, and was not punished. He also had a chance to advance to the top 8 men's singles for 11 consecutive years.
In the 8th inning of the first set, Djokovic accidentally hit the head of the next line when he received a serve from Kachanov from the outside corner. This scene made Djokovic startled in a cold sweat. Before he hit the center line with a venting shot at the US Open, he was eventually sentenced to a direct loss and suffered his only defeat of the season. Fortunately, Djokovic hit the line by accident this time, and the latter also waved his hand to indicate that he was fine.
When asked about this scene after the game, Djokovic said that it was a very embarrassing and familiar feeling, "I wanted to go over and see if he was okay because I saw his head hit. There was a little redness and swelling in the place, I hope he is fine. I accidentally hit him because I got too close, but he handled it in a very strong and brave way. Obviously, because of the incident in New York, I think everyone will extend more stories based on this."
The episode did not affect Djokovic’s performance. The top seed eventually defeated Kachanov 6-4, 6-3, 6-3 to advance to the top 8 for 11 consecutive times. He has also become a continuous player since the Open era. The player who has made the most of the top 8 French Open.
In the next quarter-finals of the French Open, Djokovic will face the Spanish player Busta, who eliminated the big black horse Otmel this morning. In Djokovic's impressive record of 35 wins and 1 loss this season, the only defeat was given by Bybusta. In the 4th round of the U.S. Open, Djokovic was sentenced to lose when he lost control and hit the line in the game against Busta.