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Alcaraz and Djokovic face off in French Open quarters
It’s the quarter-finals at Roland Garros, and all eyes are on world number one Carlos Alcaraz as he takes on Greek fifth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas. With an impressive win at the US Open last year, the Spanish player has been making waves on the court, becoming the men’s world number one last month.
In his latest match, he faces a tough opponent in Tsitsipas who is yet to secure a victory over him. Speaking highly of Alcaraz earlier in the tournament, Tsitsipas praised his “positive energy” and described him as “a breath of fresh air”. It promises to be an exciting encounter for tennis fans around the world.
The Battle for Grand Slam Glory Continues…
Meanwhile, Novak Djokovic continues his bid for a record-breaking 23rd men’s Grand Slam title against Russian Karen Khachanov. The Serbian third seed has been performing exceptionally well with twelve straight set wins so far.
Aryna Sabalenka vs Elina Svitolina – A Rivalry Born Out of Tension?
In women’s quarter-finals Belarusian second seed Aryna Sabalenka will play Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina. This rivalry goes beyond just their time on-court; they were involved in a tense moment when they refused to shake hands due to political tensions between Russia (Sabalenka’s home country) and Ukraine (Svitolina’s home country).
While Svitolina has already made it clear that she will not shake hands with Sabalenka, the Belarusian player is focusing on the match at hand. It’s going to be a tough battle between two great players who are both hungry for success.
Wheelchair Tennis Set To Begin
The French Open wheelchair events kick off today, and spectators can look forward to seeing three-time champion Alfie Hewett in action against Tom Egberink of the Netherlands. Fellow Britons Gordon Reid and Lucy Shuker also take part in their matches as they aim to claim victory over their respective opponents.
A Battle For The Doubles Crown
In men’s doubles, top seeds Neal Skupski (GBR) and Wesley Koolhof (NED) face Spain’s Marcel Granollers and Argentine Horacio Zeballos for a place in the semi-finals. This promises to be an exciting encounter between four highly skilled players.