French Open 2011: Looking Ahead at Novak Djokovic's Potential Coming Matchups

Sean ClairCorrespondent IMay 29, 2011

PARIS, FRANCE - MAY 28:  Novak Djokovic of Serbia
salutes the crowd as he celebrates match point during the men's singles round three match between Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina and Novak Djokovic of Serbia on day seven of the French Open at Roland Garros on May 28, 2011 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
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Novak Djokovic moved on to the Round of 16 with his tough four-set win over Juan Martin Del Potro in the third round.

Then he dispensed Richard Gasquet in routine fashion to reach the Quarterfinals.

Except for one hiccup set against Del Potro, Djokovic has looked very good thus far. 

However, the road will only get tougher. Valiant opponents await, and you can bet they would love to end the Djoker's streak.

Fabio Fognini will be Djokovic's opponent in the Quaterfianls, after his long and grueling match against Albert Montanes. Fognini saved five match points, and had a questionable moment when some cramping issues arose. However, he continued play and was able to pull through.

Fognini is a very good clay court player. He has a somewhat unorthodox style, but hits a big forehand.

However, Djokovic should be able to handle him. Look for a straight sets win.

The semis are where things start to get really interesting. No matter who gets through from this quarter, he should provide a challenge to Djokovic.

Roger Federer will play either David Ferer or Gael Monfils in the quarters. The Ferer-Monfils match did not finish on Sunday due to darkness and they will finish up on Monday.

Federer has the advantage against either player, but it won't be easy. Ferer is a dirt-devil and Monfils is a freak athlete who gets to almost everything.

Djokovic would have his hands full with any of the three players, but look for a showcase royal against Federer.

The top half of the draw still has their Round of 16 matches to play, but everyone is wanting one certain player to come through and set up a classic final with Djokovic if he can get there as well.

Rafael Nadal is the favorite in the top half and a rematch between these two is what most people want. Nadal has looked vulnerable at times thus far, but he looked better in his last match.

Other players in this section include Andy Murray, Robin Soderling, Victor Troicki, Gilles Simon, Ivan Ljubicic, Juan Ignacio Chela and Alejandro Falla.

Only Soderling and Murray would seriously pose a threat to Djokovic in the final as the others don't have the games or experience in majors to prove to be a threat.

The last week proves to be a thrilling one at Roland Garros.