Roland Garros—Paris, France
Monday’s action at Roland Garros featured world No. 1 Iga Swiatek reaching the quarterfinals after dismissing Qinwen Zheng in three sets. Winning by a score of 6-7(5), 6-0, 6-1, Swiatek will next face Jessica Pegula. The 11th seed dispatched Irina-Camelia Begu 4-6, 6-2, 6-3.
Elsewhere, No. 20 seed Daria Kasatkina eased past No. 28 seed Camila Giorgi 6-2, 6-2, and No. 29 seed Veronika Kudermetova ousted No. 22 seed Madison Keys 1-6, 6-3, 6-1.
On the men’s side, No. 2 seed Daniil Medvedev couldn’t find any answers for former US Open winner Marin Cilic. Losing in straight sets, Medvedev will now look forward to competing on the grass in the weeks to come. Cilic, who is currently ranked No. 19 in the world, has also previously made the finals of the Australian Open and Wimbledon.
No. 8 seed Casper Ruud ended the hopes of No. 12 seed Hubert Hurkacz by advancing, 6-2, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3. Ruud will look to make his maiden slam semifinal by next faceing Dane Holger Rune. Rune shocked Stefanos Tsitsipas in four sets. Tsitsipas reached the finals last year, losing in five sets to Novak Djokovic.
Italian youngster Jannik Sinner retired against No. 7 seed Andrey Rublev 1-6, 6-4, 2-0 with a knee injury.
Tuesday’s action in Paris will feature the much anticipated quarterfinal clash between top seed Novak Djokovic and 13-time Major winner Rafael Nadal during the night session. The 59th meeting between these two legends has been the talk of the tournament after the draw was made.
The other men’s quarterfinal will be highlighted by Alexander Zverev taking on inform Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz.
The women’s quarterfinals will see No. 17 seed Leylah Fernandez vs. Martina Trevisan and former finalist Sloane Stephens vs. No. 18 Coco Gauff.
(20) Marin Cilic Defeats (2) Daniil Medvedev 62 63 62
Holger Vitus Nodskov Rune Defeats (4) Stefanos Tsitsipas 75 36 63 64
(7) Andrey Rublev Defeats (11) Jannik Sinner 16 64 20 ret.
(8) Casper Ruud Defeats (12) Hubert Hurkacz 62 63 36 63