Good afternoon and welcome to Eurosport's LIVE coverage of the Roland Garros men's singles third round match between Novak Djokovic and Ricardas Berankis. Djokovic will want to go all the way at this year's French Open, but Berankis comes into this on the back of good wins over Jamie Duckworth and Ugo Humbert.
N. Djokovic vs R. Berankis | Roland-Garros
Men's Singles | Round 3 | 05.06.2021 | Court Philippe-Chatrier
N. Djokovic (1)
DJOKOVIC 6-1, 6-4, 6-1 BERANKIS
Game, set, match Djokovic! Fantastic performance from the world number one who is into the second week at Roland Garros in straight sets! Berankis was quite simply out of his depth. He didn't have the game to trouble the Serbian. One-sided.
DJOKOVIC 5-1 BERANKIS* (6-1, 6-4)
That felt a bit like Berankis' last stand as he really put up a bit of a fight in that game, but he still couldn't produce a break point and Djokovic is now just one game away.
DJOKOVIC 4-0 BERANKIS* (6-1, 6-4)
There's an urgency about Djokovic now as he sees the finish line and a place in the fourth round. The world number one is just two games from seeing this out in straight sets.
*DJOKOVIC 3-0 BERANKIS (6-1, 6-4)
Double break! Just brilliant from Djokovic who demonstrated excellent defence in that game before ripping a forehand winner from the baseline past Berankis who was left helpless.
DJOKOVIC 2-0 BERANKIS (6-1, 6-4)
Djokovic consolidates the break of serve with a stunning winner on game point. It's not as if Berankis is playing badly at the moment. There's just too much coming at him from the other side of the net.
*DJOKOVIC 1-0 BERANKIS (6-1, 6-4)
Break! As happened in the first set, Djokovic has broken Berankis at the first time of asking in this set. It feels like the world number one is within touching distance of the win, here.
DJOKOVIC 6-4 BERANKIS (6-1)
Second set, Djokovic! Exactly one hour played and the Serbian has a two sets to love lead in this third round match. It's a long, long way back for Bernakis from here and I'm not convinced he has the game to fight back.
*DJOKOVIC 5-4 BERANKIS (6-1)
Good resolve from Berankis who clinches game point with a brilliant baseline winner. Djokovic, however, will have the chance to serve out the second set next up.
DJOKOVIC 5-3 BERANKIS* (6-1)
Djokovic has now won 10 of his last 11 points on serve and he's now within just one game of a two sets to love lead. The world number one hasn't even been out there for an hour!
*DJOKOVIC 4-3 BERANKIS (6-1)
Well, that's a rarity - a love hold from Berankis. In fact, that's his first love hold of the entire match so far. The Lithuanian stays within touching distance of Djokovic in this second set.
DJOKOVIC 4-2 BERANKIS* (6-1)
Three games in a row for Djokovic as he takes a firm grip of this second set. A lovely little cross-court winner from the world number one on game point to make it 4-2.
*DJOKOVIC 3-2 BERANKIS (6-1)
Break! What incredible defence from Djokovic! Berankis saved one break point and looked set to save a second one, but Djokovic somehow got his shot over the net and won the point.
DJOKOVIC 2-2 BERANKIS* (6-1)
Couple big serves, couple easy winners and Djokovic holds serve very easily to switch the pressure back to Berankis. The Lithuanian is certainly playing much better in this second set.
*DJOKOVIC 1-2 BERANKIS (6-1)
Djokovic appears to have lost his range all of a sudden at the start of this second set, although it still certainly feels like the world number one is in control of the match. Bernakis holds.
DJOKOVIC 1-1 BERANKIS* (6-1)
A comfortable hold from the world number one, sealed with an unreturnable first serve out wide, but Djokovic still isn't happy. Seems a bit frustrated that he's allowing Berankis to play better.
*DJOKOVIC 0-1 BERANKIS (6-1)
Better from Berankis at the start of the second set as he gets on the board nice and early, but Djokovic had a golden chance to pass him at the net at 30-30, but clipped the net cord.
DJOKOVIC 6-1 BERANKIS
First set, Djokovic! Impressive stuff from the world number one who is up and running in this third round match. Djokovic takes the first of two set points and Berankis has no answer. Out of his depth, you'd have to say.
*DJOKOVIC 5-1 BERANKIS
After 23 minutes of play, Berankis finally wins a game and that was much more positive, more proactive from the Lithuanian. He did much more to dictate the points on his own racquet.