5 reasons to stay at Roland-Garros on Monday

End of the 8th this Monday. Daniil Medvedev, in turn, will play the night session on the Philippe-Chatrier track on the 9th day, after the clash of Stefanos Tsitsipas Holger Rune and Iga Swiatek.

For the Tsitsipas – Rune clash
The Greek took three and a half hours, then four hours to defeat his first two rivals. So 3e The round was quiet in front of the Swede Mikael Ymer Ymer (success in 3 sets). “It’s different from my first two games, it is of course, he skipped last year’s finalist. This time I felt freer (to play my shots), more confident. It was a good match.The Monte Carlo winner and runner-up in Rome remains the bottom favorite, but he will have to be cautious before facing prodigy Holger Rune. The 19-year-old Dane overtook the last Frenchman of the race, Hugo Gaston, after defeating Canadian Denis Shapovalov in the first round. The Greek facing Rune for the first time is warned.

By Sinner – Rublev
Slugger duel in perspective closing on Suzanne Lenglen. Against Russian Andrey Rublev, who looks very much like him physically, Jannick Sinner has a chance to match his best performance in Paris, he who had made a quarter-final in 2020 (defeat against Nadal) and an 8.e in 2021. It remains to be seen if the Italian will not be bothered by the left knee he had to deal with on Saturday during the win over Mackenzie McDonald in three sets (6-3, 7-6, 6-3) in the 3rd round. Sinner leads 2-1 in his duels with the Russian. And the two victories of the Italian were achieved on gravel (Barcelona 2021 and Monte-Carlo 2022). Close to injuring a maintenance worker at the start of the tournament after another bloodshed, Russian Rublev will have to show serenity if he wants to find the quarterfinals in Paris after 2020.

For Swiatek and his crazy series
The only survivor of the top 10 before the second week, the Pole continues with an incredible 31st winning streak in a row, the fourth longest streak of the 2000s! Will China’s Qinweng Zheng, who benefited from the abandonment of Alizé Cornet in the previous round, be able to drop world number one from its small cloud? For her first participation, the 74th player in the world, considered since her adolescence as the next Li Na, prominently dismissed Simona Halep, winner of the 2018 edition. Author of a meteoric rise in the ranking WTA, you have a chance to strike a blow. against the undisputed queen of the circuit.

For Casper Ruud, the “unknown” of the top 10 “
The first Norwegian in the top 10, Casper Ruud, will challenge the Polish Hubert Hurkacz this Monday. The son of Christian Ruud, 39th in the world, became the first Norwegian to reach the eighth final of the Porte d’Auteuil on Saturday evening by beating Lorenzo Sonego after five fierce sets. Without making any noise. Casper is a hell of a customer. In 2021, he had won five titles and was the second most crowned player of the year, just behind Zverev and tied with Djokovic, winning a total of 57 victories – including 28 on clay for just 5 losses, the best ratio of the circuit. This pure earthling has, therefore, the favors of the forecasts against the versatile Hurkacz, classified for the first in 8e final Porte d’Auteuil.

For Daria Kasatkina, the ghost
The Russian has not lost a thirst and has impressed since the beginning of the fortnight. Only Iga Swiatek conceded fewer matches than she did. In a depopulated female box, she has a card to play with. “It’s an opportunity. But I think everyone has more or less the same chances of winning.e final in the Italian Camilia Giorgi, finds a smile, after having gone through a severe depression in 2019. The previous year he reached remarkably in the quarters of Porte d’Auteuil and reached the top 10, with only 21 years . What followed was more complicated. He even thought about quitting tennis in early 2020. He dropped to 75e place at the beginning of 2021, has recovered its best feelings of recent months to reach 20e global site. Waiting for the best? And a first Grand Slam semifinal?

Schedule, Monday
Philippe-Chatrier Court (from 12 noon)

Veronika Kudermetova (RUS / Series Chief 29) – Madison Keys (USA)
Holger Rune (DEN) – Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE / 4)
Iga Swiatek (POL / 1) – Qinwen Zheng (CHN)
(not before 20:45) Marin Cilic (CRO / 20) – Daniil Medvedev (RUS / 2)

Suzanne-Lenglen Court (from 11 a.m.)

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)

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