The quarter-finals begin on this tenth day of Roland-Garros. Four matches will be on the program on the Philippe-Chatrier court, with a long-awaited duel: the meeting between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, in a night session. On the women’s side, the Polish Iga Swiatek will face the American Jessica Pegula.
It’s the start of the quarter-finals this Tuesday at Roland-Garros. Four matches will be on the program on the Philippe-Chatrier court, culminating in the meeting between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, in a night session. On the ladies’ side, Iga Swiatek will face Jessica Pegula.
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Zverev offers himself Alcaraz, while waiting for the clash Djokovic-Nadal
Before the expected clash between Rafael Nadal, the king of ocher, and Novak Djokovic, world N.1 and holder of the trophy, the world N.3 Alexander Zverev offered himself victory against the young Spanish phenomenon Carlos Alcaraz in quarters Roland-Garros final on Tuesday.
Presented as a serious contender for the trophy after his hair-raising spring – an ambition assumed by the young Spaniard, already world No.6 at 19 – Alcaraz was stopped by Zverev, winner 6-4, 6-4, 4-6, 7- 6 (9/7) after just over three and a quarter hours of play, after failing to convert a fifth-set ball in the tie-break. From Barcelona to Paris, via Madrid, he remained on a series of fourteen matches won consecutively.
Powerless in early May in the final in the Spanish capital (6-3, 6-1) against the fury of the pupil of Juan-Carlos Ferrero, former world No.1 and winner of Roland-Garros 2003, Zverev took his revenge on Parisian clay.
“I knew I had to play my best tennis from start to finish today (Tuesday). He’s an amazing player. I told him at net that he was going to win this tournament many times, not just once. I hope I can win it before he starts beating us all and we have no chance,” joked the 25-year-old German, still in search of a first title in Grand Slam.
First for Coco Gauff
In the women’s draw, the first two known semi-finalists are novices in the last four in a major tournament: they are the American Coco Gauff, 18th in the world at 18, and presented as a phenomenon of precocity promised since the start. adolescence with a great future, and the unexpected Italian Martina Trevisan, 28 years old and 59th in the world, the best ranking of her career. Winner of the junior tournament in 2018, the young Floridian took the upper hand 7-5, 6-2 over her compatriot Sloane Stephens (64th).
Trevisan knocked down 6-2, 6-7 (7/3), 6-3 Canadian Leylah Fernandez, 18th in the world and finalist at the US Open last September. A year after being stopped in the quarter-finals by future winner Barbora Krejcikova (7-6 (8/6), 6-3), Gauff reached a new milestone. “Last year was a tough loss for me, it made me stronger,” she said.
Victorious in her first WTA tournament in Linz in 2019, at 15 years and 214 days, the American teenager can become the youngest finalist at Roland-Garros since the Belgian Kim Clijsters in 2001.