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Quarter-finalist Djokovic hits US $100 million jackpot at French Open

June 01, 2016 22:13 IST

Novaj Djokovic celebrates after winning his French Open fourth round match against Roberto Bautista Agut at Roland Garros on Wednesday

IMAGE: Novak Djokovic celebrates after winning his French Open fourth round match against Roberto Bautista Agut at Roland Garros on Wednesday. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

World No 1 Novak Djokovic, on Wednesday, became the first player to earn more than US$100 million in prize money after progressing through to the quarter-finals of the French Open in Paris.

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The Serbian took three days to defeat Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut 3-6, 6-4, 6-1, 7-5 in their fourth round rain-interrupted contest.

Djokovic, who had US$99,673,404 at the start of the tournament, achieved the landmark figure after moving into a 28th consecutive Grand Slam quarter-final.

He will next face Czech seventh seed Tomas Berdych for a place in the semi-finals.

Last year, Djokovic's hopes of completing a career Grand Slam were crushed after he lost to Stan Wawrinka in the pulsating finale of the French Open.

Seventeen-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer stands second on the all-time list with US$98,011,727 career prize money. 

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