Ruud in quarters, first for Norwegian!
Casper Ruud doesn’t make a sound, but he’s moving forward. The first Norwegian in the top 10 (currently 8th), the most prolific player on clay last year, the son of Christian Ruud, formerly 39th in the world qualified for the first quarter-final at Roland-Garros of his career dominating Hubert Hurkacz 6-2, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3.
The Nadal clan’s first reaction about the quarter-final is scheduled for Tuesday night
The Roland-Garros tournament has already been decided, and that doesn’t suit Rafael Nadal. The Majorcan, a 13-time winner of the Porte d’Auteuil tournament, will play in his quarter-final against Novak Djokovic in an evening session, this Tuesday, with playing conditions not necessarily in favor of his game. Crossing the corridors of the tournament, Rafael Nadal’s coach, Carlos Moya, stopped the RMC Sport microphone to express his initial reaction: “I will not speak disrespectfully. Here at Roland-Garros, Rafa has credit, he has won thirteen times in the tournament and if he has a request that you listen to him.He is part of the history of Roland-Garros, we know that there is nothing bigger than Roland-Garros, nothing bigger than the tournaments of Grand Slam, but ultimately it’s a matter of business and we understand. “
Tsitsipas is hooked by Rune
The world number 4, finalist last year at Porte d’Auteuil, started his round of 16 on the Philippe-Chatrier court against Dane Holger Rune, who defeated Hugo Gaston in the previous round. The two players responded to each other in turn and tied before the Greek served (4-4).
Very tight between Ruud and Hurkacz
The first quarter-final of the men’s draw between Casper Ruud and Hubert Hurkacz was very tight on the Suzanne-Lenglen court. The Norwegian pocketed the first two sets (6-2, 6-3), but lost the third (6-3). The fourth set is about to begin.
A 100% female quarter-final after Veronika Kudermetova qualification
Kudermetova had to play three sets against Madison Keys (22nd), a regular in the Majors (semi-finalist Roland-Garros 2018 and Australian Open 2015 and 2022, US Open finalist 2017, quarter-finalist at Wimbledon 2015), won 1-6, 6-3, 6-1.
Despite the American’s good start, who won the first race in less than 30 minutes, “I knew how to stay competitive, I fought at every point and I trusted myself, I think that’s the key”, said of the Russian after his victory.
Kudermetova is a very good doubles player (she is 4th in the world and had just won a title in Rome with Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, editor’s note) just like Barbora Krejcikova, before winning the Coupe des Mousquetaires in Paris last year .
The Russian, who benefited in the 3rd round from the abandonment of Paula Badosa in the singles, must also play this afternoon with her doubles partner Elise Mertens against Chinese pair Xu Yifan / Yang Zhaoxuan.
Djokovic-Nadal scheduled for Tuesday night on Amazon but free
The final-hours debate ended on Monday: the long-awaited clash between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic in the quarter-finals of Roland-Garros will be set for Tuesday night. There was a lot of debate, negotiation and finally the decision of Amélie Mauresmo the director of the contest.
Access the match “free and without restrictions”
The match will take place before 8:45 pm and will air on Amazon, which will make it accessible “free of charge and without restrictions, in France, on Prime Video, mobile and web applications”, FFT said in a press release. “No registration or account creation will be required to follow this match. The Prime Video application will be available on all IPTV services so that viewers can watch this match on their standard television service. FFT is thanks Prime Video for allowing all fans to follow this poster. “
>> All information on Nadal-Djokovic’s line-up on Tuesday night
Kasatkina joined the quarters
Daria Kasatkina joined the Roland-Garros quarter-finals after her two-set victory over Camila Giorgi (6-2, 6-2). The Russian, seeded number 30, will look for Madison Keys or her compatriot Veronika Kudermetova in the next round. The American currently leads 4-1 in the first set.
The first set for Kasatkina (6-2)
Russia’s Daria Kasatkina twice stole her opponent’s serve in the first set, which she finally pocketed 6-2. Camila Giorgi ended the bleeding by winning her first face-off at the start of the second inning when she could only collect three consecutive games. 1-0 for the Italian in the second set.
Let’s go to the Suzanne-Lenglen court
The fight has already begun between Russian Daria Kasatkina, seeded n ° 20, and Italian Camila Giorgi (n ° 28). The younger of the two got the best start in this meeting by making an entry break which he then confirmed. Kasatkina leads 3-1 in this first set.
Amélie Mauresmo postponed her press briefing
Amélie Mauresmo, the director of Roland Garros has postponed her press conference, which was first scheduled for this Monday at 10 am, while many questions remain on the programming of the quarter-final between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, which will air either during the day. on France Télévisions, or on the night of Prime Video.
Nadal’s mysterious sentence on his future
Attending a press conference after his victory over Félix Auger-Aliassime, Rafael Nadal dropped a mysterious sentence before his quarter-final against Novak Djokovic on Tuesday.
“It could be my last game at Roland-Garros and I want to play it in the sun. I prefer to play in the sun, I know Roland-Garros in the sun, and it’s also true that I know not I don’t know what could happen next year. Whenever I play here, I know this is my last game in this tournament. In a year, a lot happens, and at this stage of my life and my career, with everything I have, anything can happen, “explained the Spaniard, who will turn 36 on Friday.
“Hopefully not just that, that I can keep going for many years, but I also know that it’s a possibility, if things don’t go my way, that this will be my last fight here. At Roland -Garros. So I want to play it in the sun “, continued the Majorcan, thirteen -time winner of the Paris clay.
This Monday’s program is for singles
Court Philippe-Chatrier (from 12:00 pm)
Veronika Kudermetova (RUS/seeded 29) – Madison Keys (USA)
Holger Rune (DEN) – Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE/4)
Iga Swiatek (POL/1) – Qinwen Zheng (CHN)
(not before 8:45 pm) Marin Cilic (CRO/20) – Daniil Medvedev (RUS/2)
Court Suzanne-Lenglen (from 11 am)
Daria Kasatkina (RUS/20) – Camila Giorgi (ITA/28)
Casper Ruud (NOR/8) – Hubert Hurkacz (POL/12)
Jessica Pegula (USA/11) – Irina -Camelia Begu (ROU)
Andrey Rublev (RUS/7) – Jannik Sinner (ITA/11)
Round of 16 (men’s single):
Novak Djokovic (SRB / N.1) defeated Diego Schwartzman (ARG / N.15) 6-1, 6-3, 6-3
Rafael Nadal (ESP / N.5) defeated Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN / N.9) 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3
Alexander Zverev (GER/N.3) defeated Bernabé Zapata (ESP) 7-6 (13/11), 7-5, 6-3
Carlos Alcaraz (ESP / N.6) defeated Karen Khachanov (RUS / N.21) 6-1, 6-4, 6-4
Round of 16 (women’s single):
Martina Trevisan (ITA) defeated Aliaksandra Sasnovich (BLR) 7-6 (12/10), 7-5
Leylah Fernandez (CAN / N.17) defeated Amanda Anisimova (USA / N.27) 6-3, 4-6, 6-3
Cori Gauff (USA/N.18) defeated Elise Mertens (BEL/N.31) 6-4, 6-0
Sloane Stephens (USA) defeated Jil Teichmann (SUI / N.23) 6-2, 6-0
Welcome to this live to follow the continuation of round of 16 at Roland Garros. In particular the program: Stefanos Tsitsipas, Daniil Medvedev and Iga Swiatek.