Djokovic knocked Khachanov off the grid and moved Medvedev up the standings! Results of the day “Roland Garros”
Daniil Salnikov Jun 7, 2023 00:06 UTC Audio version: Your browser does not support the audio element.
The quarterfinals began on Sunday, and at this stage the Russians played the last matches of the singles tournament.
The quarterfinals kicked off at the clay-court Grand Slam tournament in Paris on Tuesday, June 6. There were 4 matches: 2 for men in the top half of the grid and 2 for women in the bottom half. World No. 1 Carlos Alcaras, 22-time slam winner Novak Djokovic, Australian Open champion Arina Sobolenko and two Russian representatives Karen Khachanov and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova all had their fights. But first things first! Let’s take a look at the layouts, schedule and tournament grids.
For the first time, there will be three Russians in the top 10 of the ATP ranking! Results of the day “Roland Garros”
Results of the day 10. June 6, Tuesday
Karen Khachanov approached the battle with Novak Djokovic in the 1/4 final, already knowing that a few years later he returned to the top 10 of the ATP ranking. And since there are already two Russians there, along with Daniil Medvedev and Andrei Rublev, he set a national record for representing Russia in the top ten men of all time. Perhaps this fact inspired Karen, and she spent the first half of the match with Djokovic in one breath. In any case, in the first set and before the tie-break of the second, the Russian was not inferior to the 22-time Slams champion. But in the tie-break the experience of the Serb worked, who passes these 13 abbreviated games almost better than anyone on the tour. The 6: 7 (0: 7) loss in the second game broke Karen, she missed the start of the 3rd game, and then she gave the initiative to his opponent and could not do anything with him. As a result, a defeat in four sets, which meant that not a single Russian was left on the grid. Also, Djokovic’s entry into the RG semifinals allowed the Serb to leapfrog Medvedev in the ATP live rankings and become second for now, and Medvedev is now third.
Khachanov lost to Djokovic for the eighth time in a row. Now in the quarterfinals of Roland Garros
But in the last quarterfinals, the fight did not work out. Carlos Alcaraz defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas in three sets in less than two hours. Only when the score was 2:6, 1:6, 2:5 did the Greek get going, winning back the opponent’s double match point on the reception – 3:5, then taking his serve for the match – 4: 5, in the next game he escaped from the third match point at the reception – 5:5. He reached the tie-break, where Carlos succeeded. Now, in the semifinals, Djokovic will challenge Alcaras for not only a ticket to the final, but also the opportunity to become the first racket in the world in the event of a title. If Novak loses in the semifinals, Carlos will remain the world leader after Roland Garros.
Men. 1/4 final
Djokovic (Serbia, 3) – Khachanov (Russia, 11) – 4:6, 7:6, 6:2, 6:4. Alcaras (Spain, 1) – Tsitsipas (Greece, 5) – 6:2, 6:1, 7:6.
In women, the last Russian woman withdrew from the grid: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. As she herself recognized after the match with Karolina Muchova, she ran out of “gasoline”. However, she Anastasia can take this tournament for sure, as after a serious injury she has approached the top 100 and now she can enter the brackets of many qualifying tournaments. The Belarusian Arina Sobolenko continued to move successfully along the grid, who managed in straight sets with the Ukrainian Elina Svitolina.
Women. 1/4 final Muchova (Czech Republic) – Pavlyuchenkova (Russia, SR) – 7:6, 6:2. Sobolenko (Belarus, 2) – Svitolina (Ukraine, SR) – 6:4, 6:4.
Schedule for the 11th. Interesting matches Wednesday June 7
The quarterfinals will end on Wednesday. 4 matches will be played: 2 for men in the bottom half of the group and 2 for women in the top half. The Scandinavian derby between Holger Rune and Kasper Ruud looks interesting. Well, Alexander Zverev is full of desire to at least repeat last year’s result at Roland Garros and be in the semifinals again.
Men. 1/4 final
4:00 p.m. Zverev (Germany, 22) – Etcheverry (Argentina) 21:15. Rune (Denmark, 6) – Ruud (Norway, 4)
In women, Iga Swiatek continues on her way to defend the title. In the quarterfinals, she will face last year’s opponent in the final, Corey Gauff. The other couple was Beatrice Haddad-Maya and Ons Jaber.
Women. 1/4 final
12:00 Haddad Maya (Brazil, 14) – Gills (Tunisia, 7) 13:30. Swiatek (Poland, 1) – Gauff (United States, 6)
Roland Garros takes place from May 28 to June 11 in Paris. You can follow the games in our text broadcasts and “Championship” materials.