The Serbian and the Majorcan overtake Bedene and van de Zandschulp, the German and the 2003 class beat Nakashima and Korda. The Tuscan spreads the Australian Saville: now there is Sasnovich
No problem in the third round of the Roland Garros per Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal. The Serbian overwhelms to size and challenges a Schwartzmanwhile the Majorcan beats the Dutch van de sandshell and if it will deal with Auger-Aliasimus. They also smile Beasts e alcarazwhich exceed Nakashima e Repeat. Satisfaction for Italy in the women’s scoreboard: Martina Trevisan extends 6-3, 6-4 Daria Saville and flies to the second round against Aliaksandra Sasnovich.
Another easy shift at Roland Garros for Novak Djokovic: the Serbian gets rid of Aljaz Bedene without problems and advances to the fourth round at the end of a match firmly in the hands of the number 1 in the world, who throughout the game always remains in command of the operations, granting a single break point. On the contrary, the Slovenian concedes many and, already in the first set, saves five before collapsing in the sixth game: 4-2 which becomes 6-3 in the first set. In the second, Nole has only two opportunities to snatch the round at bat at number 195 in the ATP ranking, but uses both to replicate the 6-3 of the first set. In the third, it is up to Djokovic for the first round at bat, and almost loses it, but managing to cancel the break point which, instead, allows him to fly 3-1 in the fourth game: it is the surrender of Bedene, who again loses the serves and gives, at the second match point, the passage of the turn to Novak Djokovic.
The obstacle between the Serbian and the round of 16 is called Diego Schwartzman: the Argentine overwhelms Grigor Dimitrov, beaten with a score of 6-3, 6-1, 6-2 after a practically perfect match of number 16 in the ATP ranking, who beats the Bulgarian, 21st in the world, in just over two hours of play at the end of a first set with 19 break points. In the second there are only two, but all exploited by Schwartzman, who flies to 6-1 and, in the third, goes from 0-2 to 6-2 final.
The third round also proves to be easy for Rafael Nadal: the Majorcan defeats the Dutch Botic van de Zandschulp, Fabio Fognini’s executioner, in three sets. Despite a break immediately collected in the first set, the thirteen-time winner on French clay recovers and, once the scores are evened out, breaks the serve by taking the 4-2, which automatically becomes 6-3 at the end of the first set. In the second, the number 5 in the world does even better and goes from 1-1 to 5-1, even touching the third break in a row, but van de Zandschulp cancels the set point: not bad, because in the next round he is batting. Spaniard finds the 6-2.
Even the third set seems well addressed, given that Nadal immediately flies to 4-0, but the Dutchman recovers one of the two breaks from behind and goes back up to 3-4. At the moment of serving for the passage of the round, the Majorcan sees a match point canceled, he risks 5-5, but in the end he closes at 6-3, 6-2, 6-4: thus the doors of the second round open. final, with a window on a quarter that could see Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic in opposition.
Meanwhile, the next opponent of the king of red clay will be Felix Auger-Aliasimus: the Canadian beats in three sets, but with two tie-breaks, the Serbian Filip Krajinovic, spread with the score of 7-6 (3), 7-6 (2), 7-5. The 21-year-old from Montreal wins a first set without break points, collects one in the second when serving for the 6-3 but dominates the tie-break 7-2. In the third, however, the decisive break comes just when the 6-6 still seems inevitable: at the second match point, it is 7-5.
After a more than complicated second shift, Alexander Zverev allows himself a less stressful day and beats Brandon Nakashima in three sets: ends 7-6 (2), 6-3, 7-6 (5) for the number 3 in the world, who however needs two tie-breaks to eliminate the ‘American. The German’s next opponent will be Bernabé Zapata Miralles: the Spaniard beats John Isner in the fifth set, with the American equalizing the score at the tie-break (7-5) before losing 6-3 in the decisive set.
Among the Spaniards there is also the baby phenomenon Carlos Alcaraz who, like Zverev, takes three sets to beat another American: Sebastian Korda, beaten with a score of 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 in just over two hours of play at the end of a match in which the 19-year-old never loses his serve, instead taking advantage of the holes left by the American. Now, Alcaraz will deal with Karen Khachanov: the Russian beats the British Cameron Norrie 6-2, 7-5, 5-7, 6-4.
Great joy for the only Italian of the day in the women’s draw: Martina Trevisan gets rid of Daria Saville and wins the round of 16 on French clay. The Tuscan is free with a clear 6-3, 6-4 of the Australian, all in an hour and a half of play and after having conceded a single break point in the first set, promptly canceled, while in the second he loses his service on the ‘1-0 in favor, but finds the break ahead. The key game for number 59 in the WTA ranking is sixth: she saves six break points and moves to 4-2, then flies to 5-2. The opportunity is to serve for the match, but she loses the turn by batting: the second attempt, however, is the good one, and in the end it is 6-3, 6-4 for Martina Trevisan, who thus flies to the second round.
Surprisingly, the opponent of the Italian will not be Angelique Kerber, but Aliaksandra Sasnovich: the Belarusian, in fact, beats 6-4, 7-6 (5) in an hour and a half of play, the German, number 17 in the WTA ranking, who loses her service five times. Now, the match between Trevisan and Sasnovich, 47th in the world, is worth a place in the quarter-finals. Cori Gauff, Elise Mertens and Leylah Annie Fernandez also smile: beats respectively Kanepi (6-3, 6-4), Gracheva (6-2, 6-3) and Bencic (7-5, 3-6, 7-5) . It will be a challenge between the Belgian and the American, while the Canadian will face the American Amanda Anisimova, who advances after the withdrawal of the Czech Karolina Muchova.
The last eighth of the day to be composed is the one between Sloane Stephens e Jil Belen Teichemann: the American gets rid of the hostess Diane Parry without problems (6-2, 6-3), while the Swiss beat the Belarusian Victoria Azarenka in three sets, comeback and at the tie-break: 4-6, 7 -5, 7-6 (5) the partials.