Italy's Marco Cecchinato celebrates after a point against Serbia's Novak Djokovic during their men's singles quarter-final match on day ten of The Roland Garros 2018 French Open tennis tournament in Paris on June 5, 2018. / AFP / Eric FEFERBERG
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World No. 72 Marco Cecchinato became the first Italian man in 40 years to reach a Grand Slam semifinal Tuesday with a breathtaking 6-3, 7-6 (4), 1-6, 7-6 (11) victory over 12-time major winner Novak Djokovic.Cecchinato, who had never won a Grand Slam match in his career before Roland Garros, goes on to face Austrian seventh seed Dominic Thiem for a place in Sunday's final.In an epic fourth-set tiebreaker, Djokovic saved three match points but wasted three set points as Cecchinato became the lowest-ranked man in the semifinals in Paris since 100th-ranked Andrei Medvedev in 1999 .Djokovic had also squandered three set points in the second set and failed to serve out the fourth in the ninth game after being 5-2 in front.
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