Day 10 Round Up
Novak Djokovic showcased his champion’s spirit as he fought back from a set down to defeat Karen Khachanov in a captivating quarterfinal match at the French Open. Despite a slow start and struggling to find his rhythm, the world No. 1 displayed his resilience and delivered a masterful performance to claim a 4-6, 7-6(0), 6-2, 6-4 victory.
Khachanov took the opening set with a solitary break, surprising Djokovic and putting him on the back foot. However, the Serbian superstar responded emphatically by dominating the second-set tie-break, winning it with a resounding 7-0 scoreline. Djokovic’s elevated level of play continued in the third set, where he secured a couple of impressive breaks to take it 6-2.
Although Djokovic faced a scare in the fourth set, losing his serve while leading 4-3, he quickly regained his composure. The resilient champion immediately broke back to seize control once again. With a flawless service game, he closed out the match to secure his place in the semifinals.
Reflecting on the match, Djokovic acknowledged Khachanov’s quality and credited his opponent for pushing him to elevate his game. Despite initial struggles and unforced errors, Djokovic commended his own perfect tie-break performance and expressed relief at overcoming a significant challenge.
Meanwhile, Carlos Alcaraz delivered an outstanding performance, stunning fifth-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas in a straight-sets victory. The 20-year-old Spaniard showcased a hybrid game style reminiscent of tennis legends Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Djokovic himself. Alcaraz’s impressive display raised the excitement levels, and his clash with Djokovic in the semifinals promises to be an enthralling encounter.
Speaking after his triumph, Alcaraz emphasized the importance of self-belief and enjoying the game. He expressed his confidence in playing at such a high level and credited his belief in himself as the key to his success.
The upcoming semifinal between Djokovic and Alcaraz is anticipated to captivate fans worldwide. Djokovic will rely on his experience and championship pedigree, while Alcaraz, with his youthful exuberance and formidable skills, aims to continue his remarkable run at the French Open.
Day 11 Order of Play
COURT PHILIPPE-CHATRIER – FROM 10:00
- Beatriz Haddad Maia (14) v Ons Jabeur (7)
- Iga Swiatek (1) v Coco Gauff (6)
- Alexander Zverev (22) v Tomas Martin Etcheverry
- Holger Rune (6) v Casper Ruud (4)
COURT SUZANNE-LENGLEN – FROM 10:00
- Guy Forget/Henri Leconte v Mansour Bahrami/Fabrice Santoro
- Nathalie Dechy/Daniela Hantuchova v Tatiana Golovin/Nathalie Tauziat
- Kim Clijsters/Arnaud Clement v Agnieszka Radwanska/Sergi Bruguera
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Etcheverry +5.5 Games vs Zverev
Rune to beat Ruud
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