French Open Today: Tsitsipas vs Dimitrov, Djokovic vs Khachanov Among Biggest Matches
(L-R) Stefanos Tsitsipas, Grigor Dimitrov, Novak Djokovic and Karen Khachanov (Photo Credit: AP)
A quick look at the French Open:
LOOKAHEAD TO MONDAY
Novak Djokovic carries a 34-1 record in 2020 into his fourth-round match at Court Philippe Chatrier against No. 15 seed Karen Khachanov. If Djokovic wins Monday, hell reach the quarterfinals at Roland Garros for the 14th time, equaling Rafael Nadal, who reached that record number with his victory Sunday. Djokovic has been pretty much perfect so far in Paris this year, dropping a total of 15 games through nine sets as he pursues a second French Open trophy and his 18th Grand Slam title in all. Only Roger Federer, with 20, and Nadal, with 19, have more among men. The other men's fourth-round matches Monday are No. 5 Stefanos Tsitsipas vs. No. 18 Grigor Dimitrov, No. 13 Andrey Rublev vs. Marton Fucsovics, and No. 17 Pablo Carreo Busta vs. qualifier Daniel Altmaier. While Djokovic is the only man in action who has won a major singles championship, the women’s schedule Monday features two such players. Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin meets Fiona Ferro, and two-time Wimbledon winner Petra Kvitova plays Zhang Shuai. The other women's fourth-rounders Monday: No. 30 Ons Jabeur vs. Danielle Collins, and Laura Siegemund vs. Paula Badosa.
Rain. High of 57 degrees Fahrenheit (14 degrees Celsius).
Windy, some rain. High of 61 degrees Fahrenheit (16 degrees Celsius).
SUNDAY'S SINGLES RESULTS
Women's Fourth Round: Iga Swiatek beat No. 1 Simona Halep 6-1, 6-2; No. 3 Elina Svitolina beat Caroline Garcia 6-1, 6-3; Martina Trevisan beat No. 5 Kiki Bertens 6-4, 6-4; Nadia Podoroska beat Barbora Krejcikova 2-6, 6-2, 6-3.
Men's Fourth Round: No. 2 Rafael Nadal beat Sebastian Korda 6-1, 6-1, 6-2; No. 3 Dominic Thiem beat Hugo Gaston 6-4, 6-4, 5-7, 3-6, 6-3; Jannik Sinner beat No. 6 Alexander Zverev 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3; No. 12 Diego Schwartzman beat Lorenzo Sonego 6-1, 6-3, 6-4.
STAT OF THE DAY
15 — Years since a man reached the French Open quarterfinals in his tournament debut until Jannik Sinner, 19, did it with his victory Sunday. The last man to do it was Sinners next opponent, 12-time champion Rafael Nadal, in 2005.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
"To be fair, I know nothing." Elina Svitolina, the highest-seeded woman left at Roland Garros, when asked about her upcoming quarterfinal foe, Nadia Podoroska, a qualifier from Argentina who is ranked 131st and had played in only one previous Grand Slam tournament, losing in the first round of the 2016 U.S. Open.