The first day of the round of 16 at Roland-Garros this Saturday, but also the first day without the French in singles. But there is still something to take care of, Nadal, Djokovic, Alcaraz and Zverev will strive to advance to the quarterfinals.
Poster of the day
This is perhaps (we say perhaps) the first match in which Novak Djokovic may have experienced some difficulties. Imperial has been world number one against Diego Schwartzman in 15th place since the start of the tournament, where he left only a crumb for his opponents. The Argentine, a real clay specialist, will stay on the court without any problems for several hours. Enough for the promise of a good fight against the defending title.
In addition to Djokovic, this Sunday will be rich in favorites with beautiful posters on the program. Nadal challenges Canadian Roger-Aliassime to the center. Impressive in Friday night’s part against Kord, Carlos Alcaraz will play again this Sunday against Russian Kachanov. Alexander Zverev will face Spanish qualifier Bernabe Zapata at Lenglen, a real sensation of the tournament. Among the women in the table, we record interesting duels between Fernandez and Anisim in the table, followed by a match between Belgian Elise Mertens and American Coco Gauff.
The French of the day
They will be in the stands, in restaurants or snacks in the stadium, but not on the courts. For the first time since the start of the tournament, no Frenchman will enter clay in singles this Sunday. It’s sad, but we get used to it.
It will be sunny but not hot on Roland-Garros this Sunday. A maximum of 17 degrees in the afternoon, nothing terrible at the end of May in Paris. Sweaters or jackets are a must.
Prono ventures out on
He is the man who created Rafael Nadal. Toni Nadal, the champion’s uncle, brought his nephew to the highest level. Since 2017, however, Roland-Garros has not coached the 13-time winner. Toni now advises Canadian Félix Auger-Aliassi, who has never won a Porte d’Auteuil match this year. This Sunday, Nadal and Aliassime will be rivals in eighth at central ToniNadalico.
Heart for the uncle, who decided to leave the box dedicated to coaches for the moment. Too emotional too hard, but still enough for a Canadian to take Raf’s set. We’re not talking about the match, don’t worry either.