HIGHLIGHTS-Tennis-French Open day six

Reuters | Updated: 03-06-2023 02:49 IST | Created: 03-06-2023 02:46 IST
HIGHLIGHTS-Tennis-French Open day six
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Nadal having hip muscle surgery says representative What would Ukraine soldiers think if I shook hands with Russians says Svitolina

Djokovic survives Davidovich Fokina scare to make French Open fourth round Belarusian Sabalenka skips French Open presser, cites mental health reasons

Svitolina gets past Blinkova to stay on track at French Open Take responsibility, technical director tell French players after dismal campaign

Sabalenka powers into French Open fourth round, Khachanov survives French Open order of play on Saturday

Mertens dashes third seed Pegula's hopes of maiden Slam with 6-1 6-3 win Order of play on Friday

Preview: Sabalenka, Djokovic hoping to steer clear of controversy Fritz gets a taste of how brutal French Open crowd can be

Wrapup: Ruud, Swiatek gain momentum as Sinner punished Seventh seed Jabeur subdues risk-taking Dodin for third round spot

Sinner exits after wasting match points in thriller Swiatek briefly loses focus on way to third round

Ruud stops Zeppieri to roll into third round Rybakina exudes clay confidence, marches past Noskova into third round

1932 TSITSIPAS BREEZES PAST SCHWARTZMAN Greek fifth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas beat Argentina's Diego Schwartzman 6-2 6-2 6-3 in a match lasting just over two hours to book a place in the fourth round.

1815 NORRIE CRASHES OUT Britain's 14th seed Cameron Norrie exited the men's draw in the third round as he was knocked out by 17th-seeded Italian Lorenzo Musetti in a 6-1 6-2 6-4 drubbing.

1656 DJOKOVIC OVERCOMES DAVIDOVICH FOKINA Third seed Novak Djokovic was given a tough battle before bulldozing his way past Spaniard Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 7-6(4) 7-6(5) 6-2 to reach the fourth round.

1539 SVITOLINA ADVANCES AFTER COMEBACK WIN In a rematch of last week's final in Strasbourg, Ukraine's Elina Svitolina once again got the better of Anna Blinkova, advancing to the fourth round after recovering from a set down to clinch a 2-6 6-2 7-5 victory over the Russian.

Svitolina, a three-time French Open quarter-finalist, next faces ninth seed Daria Kasatkina. 1457 SABALENKA SKIPS PRESS CONFERENCE

World number two Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus skipped her post-match press conference on Friday citing mental health reasons, after she was asked to comment on the war in Ukraine on Wednesday following her second-round win. "I should be able to feel safe when I do interviews with the journalists after my matches," Sabalenka said in an interview with tournament organisers.

"For my own mental health and well-being, I have decided to take myself out of this situation today, and the tournament has supported me in this decision." 1410 SONEGO UPSETS RUBLEV

Italian Lorenzo Sonego upset seventh seed Andrey Rublev 5-7 0-6 6-3 7-6(5) 6-3 to reach the fourth round of the French Open for a second time. 1259 KHACHANOV DOWNS KOKKINAKIS IN FOUR SETS

Men's 11th-seed Karen Khachanov beat Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis in four sets, winning 6-4 6-1 3-6 7-6(5). 1252 SABALENKA DISPATCHES RAKHIMOVA IN STRAIGHT SETS

Belarusian second seed Aryna Sabalenka moved into the fourth round of the French Open with a clinical 6-2 6-2 win over Russian Kamilla Rakhimova in an hour and seven minutes. 1211 KASATKINA ON BEATING 21-YEAR-OLD PEYTON STEARNS

"I had one thought today during the match. She was on the other side, and I had exactly the picture of me, five or six years ago playing (Simona) Halep on Suzanne Lenglen being 22 years old and super nervous," Kasatkina told reporters. "Now it's reversed. So that was a little bit of a weird feeling..."

1124 MERTENS UPSETS PEGULA World number three Jessica Pegula became the highest-ranked player in the women's draw to exit the tournament after a 6-1 6-3 loss to Belgium's Elise Mertens in the third round.

1005 KASATKINA BREEZES INTO FOURTH ROUND Kasatkina made light work of Peyton Stearns in their third-round match, dispatching the American 6-0 6-1 in just under an hour.

0907 PLAY UNDER WAY Play began under sunny skies at Roland Garros, with the temperature hovering around 15 degrees Celsius (59°F).

In the day session, Jessica Pegula and Aryna Sabalenka will play their respective matches on Court Philippe-Chatrier before Novak Djokovic. Top seed Carlos Alcaraz takes centre stage in the night session.


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