Medvedev beat Cilic in the round of 16
World No. 2 Daniil Medvedev was upgraded to the Roland-Garros round of 16 by Croatian Marin Cilic, former world No. 3 today 23, 6-2, 6-3, 6-2 at 1:45 a.m. Monday night.
The 26-year-old Russian, who arrived in Paris with only one match played on clay after almost two months without competition after a “mild hernia” operation in early April, had so far passed three first days without losing any. set. His elimination follows that of Stefanos Tsitsipas, number 4 in the world and outgoing finalist, in the same stage of the Grand Slam in Paris at the beginning of the day.
Rublev in quarters after Sinner’s retirement
Andrey Rublev, the 7th player in the world, qualified for the quarterfinals of Roland-Garros on Monday when he benefited from the abandonment of the Italian Jannik Sinner (12th), injured in his left knee, when the score was 1- 6, 6. -4, 2-0 in favor of the Russian.
In the next round, Rublev will face compatriot Daniil Medvedev (2nd) or Croatian Marin Cilic (23rd), who beat him in the 3rd round of the Australian Open in January.
Swiatek drops a set but continues his undefeated streak
World No. 1 and big favorite Iga Swiatek will be there for the quarterfinals at Roland-Garros, but dropped her first set in more than a month to young Chinese Qinwen Zheng (74th), who was eventually defeated 6-7 (7/5), 6-0, 6-2 in the round of 16. Swiatek held on to a 20-set winning streak in a row – they hadn’t lost a single set since April 23 in the semi-finals in Stuttgart. With this victory, however, the 20-year-old Pole achieves her 32nd consecutive success, making her the third player in the most victories in the 21st century behind the Williams sisters (Venus 35, Serena 34) and tied with Justine Henin .
“I’m very happy to be back in the game after a particularly frustrating first set,” said the Pole after his victory, paying tribute to his rival: “He played amazing tennis, I was very surprised by some “So I’m really looking forward to it.” In the next round, Swiatek will face American Jessica Pegula, 11th in the world and the second best ranked player still in the tournament after her.
Pegula joins the quarters
Jessica Pegula, 11th player in the world, spoke about the logic of the ranking dominating the Romanian Irina-Camelia Begu (63rd) in three sets (4-6, 6-2, 6-3). In the next round, the American will face the winner of the round of 16 between Iga Swiatek and Qinwen Zheng.
The exploitation of Rune that leaves Tsitsipas!
Young Holger Rune, just 19, knocked out outgoing finalist Stefanos Tsitsipas, who dominated in four sets (7-5, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4). Tight at the end of this match, the Dane, revelation of the tournament, imposed his rhythm throughout the match and saved several balls from 5-5 in this last match before concluding his first match point. He becomes the first Dane to qualify for the quarterfinals of Roland-Garros since 1925! He is also the first Dane to reach this stage of a Major since Jan Leschly, who reached the semifinals of the 1967 U.S. Open. On Wednesday he will face Norwegian Casper Ruud (8th) to try to advance to the quarterfinals. of end.
The debris will be used to remove Tsitsipas
Holger Rune, on the other hand, had a terrible day. Driven by failure, overwhelmed by the relentless attacks of his rival, Stefanos Tsitsipas is on the brink of the abyss. The young Dane will serve for the match in a few moments, leading 7-5, 3-6, 6-3, 5-2.
The second set for Tsitsipas (6-3)
From an ace at 204 km / h, Stefanos Tsitsipas takes a race everywhere. The Greek was able to tighten the game at the end of the set while his young rival gave much more (11 unforced errors against 5).
Rune sows doubt in Tsistipas’s head
Holger Rune, who is taking part in his first Grand Slam tournament at the age of 19, plays uncomplicatedly against the tournament’s finalist, the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas. The Dane won the first set (7-5) and will serve to overcome the second (3-2 for Tsitsipas). Until then, Rune had never made it to the first round, neither at the US Open 2021 (overtaken by Novak Djokovic) nor at the 2022 Australian Open (overtaken by Soowoo Kwon).
Ruud in the quarterfinals, a first for the Norwegian!
Casper Ruud makes no sound but advances. First Norwegian in the top 10 (currently 8th), the most prolific clay court player last year, son of Christian Ruud, former 39th in the world qualified for the first quarterfinals of Roland-Garros of his career in the field of Hubert Hurkacz 6. -2, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3.
The first reaction of the Nadal clan regarding the quarterfinals scheduled for Tuesday evening
The Roland-Garros tournament has decided that, and that doesn’t suit Rafael Nadal. The Mallorcan, a 13-time winner of the Porte d’Auteuil tournament, will play his quarter-finals against Novak Djokovic in a night session this Tuesday, with playing conditions that do not necessarily favor his game. Crossing the aisles of the tournament, Rafael Nadal’s coach Carlos Moya stopped at the microphone of RMC Sport to deliver his first reaction: “I wouldn’t talk about disrespect. Here at Roland-Garros, Rafa has credit, he has won the tournament thirteen times and if you have a request to listen to it, it is part of the history of Roland-Garros, we know that no one is bigger than Roland-Garros, no one is bigger than the Grand Slam tournaments, but in the end It’s a business issue and we understand it. “
Tsitsipas hooked by Rune
The world number 4, a finalist last year at Porte d’Auteuil, started his round of 16 on the Philippe-Chatrier track against the Danish Holger Rune, who defeated Hugo Gaston in the previous round. The two players respond to each other in quick succession and are tied before the Greek service (4-4).
It is very close between Ruud and Hurkacz
The first quarterfinal of the men’s draw between Casper Ruud and Hubert Hurkacz is very close to the Suzanne-Lenglen track. The Norwegian pocketed the first two sets (6-2, 6-3), but lost in the third (6-3). The fourth set begins.
A 100% Russian quarterfinal after Veronika Kudermetova’s classification
Kudermetova had to play three sets against Madison Keys (22nd), regular of the Majors (Roland-Garros semifinalist 2018 and Australian Open 2015 and 2022, finalist of the US Open 2017, quarterfinals at Wimbledon 2015), defeated for 1-6. , 6-3, 6-1.
Despite the good start of the American, who had won the first race in less than 30 minutes, “I was able to keep fighting, I fought at every point and I trusted myself, I think that was the key,” he said. the Russian then his victory.
Kudermetova is a very good doubles player (she is 4th in the world and has just won the title in Rome with Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, editor’s note) as well as Barbora Krejcikova, before winning the Coupe des Mousquetaires in Paris last year.
The Russian, who had benefited on the 3rd day of the abandonment of Paula Badosa in singles, will also have to play a match this afternoon with her doubles partner Elise Mertens against the Chinese pair Xu Yifan / Yang Zhaoxuan.
Djokovic-Christmas scheduled for Tuesday evening on Amazon but free
The debate of the last hours ended on Monday: the long-awaited clash between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinals of Roland-Garros will be scheduled for Tuesday evening. Many debates, negotiations and finally the decision of Amélie Mauresmo the director of the tournament.
“Free and unrestricted” accessible match
The match will take place no earlier than 8.45pm and will be broadcast on Amazon, which will make it accessible “for free and without restrictions, in France, on Prime Video, mobile and web applications,” the FFT said in a press release. release. “You will not need to register or create an account to watch this match. The Prime Video application is available on all IPTV services so viewers can watch this match on their regular TV service. The FFT thanks Prime Video for allowing let all the fans follow him. this poster “.
>> All the information about the Christmas-Djokovic line-up on Tuesday evening
Kasatkina joins the quarters
Daria Kasatkina joins the quarterfinals of Roland-Garros after her two-set victory over Camila Giorgi (6-2, 6-2). The Russian, number 30 seed, will meet 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 stole her opponent’s service twice in the first set, which eventually went 6-2. Camila Giorgi just put an end to the bleeding by winning her first match at the start of the second inning when she had just finished three games in a row. 1-0 for the Italian in the second set.
Let’s go to the Suzanne-Lenglen track
The match has started between the Russian Daria Kasatkina, No. 20 seed, and the Italian Camila Giorgi (No. 28). The younger of the two had the best start to the match, taking an early break, which she later confirmed. Therefore, Kasatkina leads 3-1 in this first set.
Amélie Mauresmo postpones her press conference
Amelie Mauresmo, the director of Roland Garros has postponed her press conference, initially scheduled for this Monday at 10 am, while many questions remain about the programming of the quarterfinals between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, which will be broadcast or during the day on France Télévisions or at night on Prime Video.
The mysterious Christmas phrase about his future
Present at a press conference following his victory over Felix Auger-Aliassime, Rafael Nadal fell a mysterious sentence before his quarter-finals against Novak Djokovic on Tuesday.
“It may be my last Roland-Garros game and I’d like to play it during the day. I’d rather play during the day, I know Roland-Garros during the day, and I’m also aware that I’m not next year. Every time I play here, I am aware that it could be my last game of this tournament. In a year, a lot of things happen, 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.
“I hope it’s not like that, that it can keep coming for many years, but I’m also very aware that it’s a possibility, if things don’t go well for me, that this will be my last game here. at Roland Garros. That’s why I would like to play during the day “, continued the Mallorcan, thirteen-time winner on Parisian clay.
This Monday’s program in singles
Philippe-Chatrier Court (from 12:00)
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)
Round of 16 (men’s singles):
Novak Djokovic (SRB / N.1) defeats Diego Schwartzman (ARG / N.15) 6-1, 6-3, 6-3
Rafael Nadal (ESP / N.5) defeats Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN / N.9) 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3
Alexander Zverev (GER / N.3) defeats 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 singles):
Martina Trevisan (ITA) defeats Aliaksandra Sasnovich (BLR) 7-6 (12/10), 7-5
Leylah Fernandez (CAN / N.17) defeats Amanda Anisimova (USA / N.27) 6-3, 4-6, 6-3
Cori Gauff (USA / N.18) defeats Elise Mertens (BEL / N.31) 6-4, 6-0
Sloane Stephens (USA) defeats Jil Teichmann (SUI / N.23) 6-2, 6-0
Welcome to this live to follow the continuation of the round of 16 at Roland Garros. In the program in particular: Stefanos Tsitsipas, Daniil Medvedev and Iga Swiatek.