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Roland-Garros: what to remember from Monday, May 30


For the ninth day of Roland-Garros, the round of 16 continues. The men’s draw saw some upheaval with the early elimination of world number 2 Daniil Medvedev, who was sharply beaten in three sets by Marin Cilic, and world number 4 Stefanos Tsitsipas, eliminated by 19-year-old Danish prodigy Holger Rune.


Second Monday at Roland-Garros. The Round of 16 continues, with 16 men and women vying for the last quarter-final tickets. At the end of this day, two big surprises are to be noted in the men’s draw: the elimination of world numbers 2 and 4, respectively Daniil Medvedev and Stefanos Tsitsipas, from the round of 16.

On the women’s side, the Polish Iga Swiatek, world number 1 and great favoirite offered herself a 32nd success in a row against the Chinese Qinwen Zheng.

Follow this ninth day of Roland-Garros live thanks to our special correspondents on site and throughout the day on Europe 1, the tournament’s official radio.

World number 2 Medvedev crushed by Cilic

Last meeting of his round of 16, the Russian, Daniil Medvedev was dryly beaten by the Croatian Marin Cilic (6/2, 6/3, 6/2). For the winner of the 2014 US Open, this victory opens the doors to the quarter-finals for the third time, Porte d’Auteuil. For the world number 2, it is a real failure, five months after his defeat in the final of the Australian Open and to have reached the first place in the world for a few weeks.

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Rune pays himself Tsitsipas and will play his first major quarterback

The outgoing finalist Stefanos Tsitsipas, 4th in the world, was eliminated in the round of 16 on Monday 7-5, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, by the young Danish hopeful Holger Rune (40th) who reached for the first time the quarters of a Grand Slam tournament. Holger Rune (40th) who reached the quarters of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time. “It’s incredible! I was very nervous at the end and the public was great”, exclaimed the young Danish who will face the Norwegian Casper Ruud (8th) on Wednesday to try to climb into the last four of his first ever Major on clay.

Ruud qualified for his first Grand Slam quarter, dismissing Hurkacz

The Norwegian Casper Ruud, 8th in the world, dominated the Pole Hubert Hurkacz (13th), 6-2, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 Monday at Roland-Garros, to reach the quarter-finals of a tournament Grand Slam for the first time in his career. “It was one of my goals for this year. I couldn’t do it in Australia (he had withdrawn due to injury before the start of the tournament) so it’s really great to be able to do it here”, s’ is delighted Ruud on the court.

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The 23-year-old, whose best performance in a Major was a knockout round at the Australian Open last year, is the first Norwegian in history to reach the quarter-finals at Porte d’Auteuil. He had already marked the history of his country by integrating the world top 10 last September.

Katsakina for the first time in quarters since 2018

Russian Daria Kasatkina will return to the quarter-finals of a Grand Slam for the first time since 2018, after eliminating Italian Camila Giorgi (30th) on Monday, 6-2, 6-2, in the round of 16 at Roland- Garros. The player, ranked 20th in the world, has still not lost a set since the start of the tournament and even fewer games in her first 3 rounds than the boss of the circuit and big favorite Porte d’Auteuil, Iga Swiatek (10 against 12 ).

This time again, she will have left only crumbs (4 games) to her opponent of the day who had never reached the 2nd round in Paris, but had achieved a very good performance in the previous round by leaving the 7th world Aryna Sabalenka .

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