The reigning champion defeated Aljaz Bedene 6-3, 6-3, 6-2, to move into the fourth round in Paris. Novak will next play no.15 seed Diego Schwartzman (6-0 H2H record).
Djokovic earned a straight-set first round win in his quest to defend the French Open crown. The top seed beat Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka 6-3, 6-1, 6-0 in one hour and 58 minutes. He next faces Alex Molcan (SVK, ATP #38), who is coached by Marian Vajda.
Singles draw was made for the second Grand Slam event of the season, the Roland Garros, taking place in Paris, from May 22 to June 5. Defending champion and top seed Novak will open his 2022 French Open campaign against Yoshihito Nishioka (JPN, ATP #94, H2H 2-0).
Novak beat Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-0, 7-6 (5) to capture his sixth title at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia and a record-extending 38th ATP Masters crown.
Novak earned his 1000th tour-level match win on Saturday, defeating fifth seed Casper Ruud 6-4, 6-3 to advance to the Rome Masters final. The Serb is the fifth player to reach the milestone in the Open Era, joining Jimmy Connors, Ivan Lendl, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
World no.1 Novak Djokovic found his best tennis to set up a Rome Masters semi-final with Casper Ruud. The top seed defeated Felix Auger-Aliassime in two tight sets, 7-5, 7-6 (1).
Nole earned his 998th career win on Thursday at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia, moving past Stan Wawrinka 6-2, 6-2 to reach the quarter-finals in Rome. He will play against Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN, 8) on Friday for a spot in the last four.
Five-time champion opened his 2022 Italian Open campaign with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Aslan Karatsev. He goes on to face Stan Wawrinka (SUI) on Thursday.