Khachanov is one step away from the top 10 of the ATP ranking! “Roland Garros” tournament designs
Daniil Salnikov June 5, 2023, 00:55 Moscow time
On Sunday, four Russians had their fights. But only half of them made it to the quarterfinals.
At the clay-court Grand Slam tournament in Paris on Sunday, June 4, the fourth round began. There were 8 matches: 4 for men in the top half of the grid and for women in the bottom half. The world’s first racket Carlos Alcaras, 22-time slam winner Novak Djokovic, Australian Open champion Arina Sobolenko had their duel. The last four tennis players from Russia also performed that day, and not all of them went further. But first things first! Let’s take a look at the layouts, schedule and tournament grids.
Results of the 8th day. June 4, Sunday
Game day was opened by Karen Khachanov, who fought Andrei Rublev’s offender in the previous round, Italian Lorenzo Sonego. Karen missed the first set, but then picked up her game and dealt with the opponent in four sets. Khachanov is the third consecutive TBSH to reach at least the quarterfinals. In the intermediate ATP rankings, he has already entrenched himself in 10th place, and now only Francisco Serundolo, Grigor Dimitrov and Yoshihito Nishioka can theoretically move him from this position, and only in the event of a title. But if the Russian wins in the next round, he will be guaranteed a place in the top ten based on the results of the “RG”.
Khachanov took revenge on the Italian for Rublev! Karen is already in 1/4 “RG” and can play with Djokovic
And Karen Khachanov will play in the next round with the Serbian Novak Djokovic, who faced the Peruvian Varillas in three sets. Another quarterfinal pairing in this half of the pool was Carlos Alcaras and Stefanos Tsitsipas, who did not drop a set to their opponents in the fourth round.
Men. 4th round Khachanov (Russia, 11) – Sonego (Italy) – 1:6, 6:4, 7:6, 6:1 Djokovic (Serbia, 3) – Rods (Peru) – 6:3, 6:2, 6:2 . Alcaraz (Spain, 1) – Musetti (Italy, 17) – 6:3, 6:2, 6:2. Tsitsipas (Greece, 5) – Ofner (Austria, Q) – 7:5, 6:3, 6:0.
In women on Sunday, three Russians played in four matches, with only Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova able to go further. During the tournament, she three times improved her position 333 from her in the ranking and currently it is 111. In the case of the next victory, Anastasia will break into the top 60. But two other Russians lost that day. Elina Avanesyan did not cope with the Czech Karolina Muchova, and Daria Kasatkina – with the Ukrainian Elina Svitolina. Belarusian Arina Sobolenko created problems for herself, with a score of 5: 0 she almost lost the set. However, in a tiebreaker, she saved this game and went on to lead the match to victory.
Women. 4th round Pavlyuchenkova (Russia, SR) – Mertens (Belgium, 28) – 3:6, 7:6, 6:3. Muchova (Czech Republic) – Avanesyan (Russia, LL) – 6:4, 6:3. Svitolina (Ukraine, SR) – Kasatkina (Russia, 9) – 6:4, 7:6. Sobolenko (Belarus, 2) – Stevens (USA) – 7:6, 6:4.
Schedule of the day 9. Interesting matches on Monday, June 5
Monday will end the fourth day in singles. 8 games will be played: 4 for men in the lower half of the draw and 4 for women in the upper half. There are no Russians left in these parts of the networks. Two representatives of the top 10 seeds: Kasper Ruud (4) and Holger Rune (6) meet in the quarterfinals. Daniil Medvedev (2) and Yannick Sinner (8) were supposed to play in the other quarterfinals, but both withdrew quite early and now other tennis players will find themselves there.
Men. 4th round 1:30 p.m. Harry (Chile) – Ruud (Norway, 4) 13:30. Rune (Denmark, 6) – F. Serundolo (Argentina, 23) 5:00 p.m. Etcheverry (Argentina) – Nishioka (Japan, 27) 21:15. Dimitrov (Bulgaria, 28) – Zverev (Germany, 22)
In women, the next match will be played by the first racket in the world, Iga Sviontek. Two more tennis players from the top 10 seeds also remain in the ranks: American Corey Gauff (6) and Tunisia’s Ons Jaber (7).
Women. 4th round 12:00 Sorribes Tormo (Spain) – Haddad Maya (Brazil, 14) 12:00. Pera (USA) – Gills (Tunisia, 7) 15:30. Shmidlova (Slovakia) – Gauff (United States, 6) 15:30. Swiatek (Poland, 1) – Tsurenko (Ukraine)
Roland Garros takes place from May 28 to June 11 in Paris. You can follow the games in our text broadcasts and “Championship” materials.