Thiem reaches 4th round of French Open with straightforward win

Saturday, 03 Oct, 2020

Zverev was again taken to five sets in round two - 31 percent of his Grand Slam matches have now gone the distance, compared to just nine percent for Nadal.

Thiem trailed 3-1 in the opening set and was under pressure in almost all his service games but weathered the storm to make it 10 grand slam victories in a row.

Against Gauff, Trevisan kept yelling, "Yes!" and "Let's go!" in Italian between points, then let out a high-pitched scream when the match ended. "I saw that the bigger problems are in normal life, not in our sport".

World number one Novak Djokovic registered his 70th win at Roland Garros on Thursday with a straight set win over Ricardas Berankis in French Open 2020 on Thursday.

In his last tournament appearance on September 14 in the Italian Open, Koepfer lost in the quarterfinals to Serbian legend and eventual singles champion, Novak Djokovic, despite winning one of three sets.

In the women's draw, top-seeded Simona Halep defeated Amanda Anisimova 6-0, 6-1.

After finishing her round, Jessica said she and Nelly were texting Sebastian during his rain delay and are keeping tabs on his matches, which isn't all that easy considering the 6-hour time difference between the US East Coast and France.

Afterward, Errani accused Bertens of faking her pain. The watch also consists of a steel wire that criss-crosses across the face 38 times to create the effect of a tennis racket's string pattern. She had 14 double-faults.

"The aim was to play as well as possible", said Nadal, who will play either Kei Nishikori of Japan or Italy's Stefano Travaglia next.

The opening set was done and dusted in 22 minutes as Djokovic won the last 10 points and the second set was only marginally more competitive.

Meanwhile Thiem, the runner-up to Nadal in Paris the past two years, broke down early resistance from Norway's Casper Ruud to secure an impressive 6-4, 6-3, 6-1 victory.

The No. 213-ranked Korda will next face either Mikhail Kukushkin or qualifier Pedro Martinez on Friday.

Garcia will play the third seed Elina Svitolina in the last 16 after the 26-year-old Ukrainian saw off the 26th seed Ekatarina Alexandrova from Russian Federation 6-4, 7-5. Throughout 2020, Djokovic has only lost once and that was due to the controversial default in last month's U.S. Open.

In a women's draw reeling from the injury-enforced withdrawal of Serena Williams, and the absence of world number one and defending champion Ashleigh Barty, as well as US Open victor Naomi Osaka, world number 43 Ostapenko pressed her case for a second Paris title after her shock 2017 breakthrough.

Wawrinka won the French Open in 2015.

Greek fifth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas bids to make the fourth round for a second successive year.

Elina Svitolina could not hold back the tears when remembering her favorite mascot.

"The conditions are very nice to play in under the roof - no wind and the court is ideal".

"Very important", Halep called it.

Svitolina soon wiped away her tears.

Swiatek hit 30 winners and converted six of her 13 break points against the 2014 Wimbledon finalist now ranked 168th. "It was very sad".

"Growing up, I named my cat "Rafa" after him". "It's a toy, but he was my talisman, my lucky charm".

His shoulders dropped and he pulled out of his serving action, then looked across the net at opponent Stan Wawrinka.

A few minutes later, however, police revealed the cause and officials on the grounds were told of the "false alert". "There isn't an explosion, it's a fighter plane which has broken the sound barrier", police wrote on Twitter.

Serena Williams is out of the French Open.

But just as in the second set, Mertens lost her serve only this time it gave Garcia another chance to serve for the match.

An Achilles injury, picked up during her US Open semifinal loss against Victoria Azarenka, has continued to bother her. With the win, Djokovic has reached the third round of the claycourt Grand Slam for the 15th consecutive year.