Alcaraz overcomes Korda
The French Open continues to excite and inspire. As Roland-Garros is set to enter its second week of competition, the best in tennis continue to give their fans an unforgettable experience.
Here are the results of Round 3:
Seed No. 6 Carlos Alcaraz recovered from his brutal 4 hours and 30-minute match against Albert Ramos-Vinolas in the 2nd Round to win his match against the American Sebastian Korda in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4, 6-2. Korda, age 21, comes from an athletic family and is said to be the future of men’s tennis. As a result, this match-tie drew much anticipation.
This match was also seen as an important rematch between both men. Korda thrashed Alcaraz in the Monte-Carlo Masters earlier this year, so Alcaraz’s win yesterday surely boosted his ego.
Alexander Zverev performed better in Round 3. The German fought hard in Round 2 coming back from being 2 sets down to win the match after 5 long sets. In Round 3, however, Zverev took care of business quickly by eliminating Brandon Nakashima from the competition in straight sets.
Seed No. 21 Karen Khachanov defeated Seed No. 10 Cameron Norrie to secure his spot in Round 4.
Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic both advanced to the Round of 16 by eliminating their opponents in straight sets. Felix Auger-Aliassime and Diego Schwartzman did the same.
Holger Rune beat Hugo Gaston 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 and will face Stefanos Tsitsipas in the fourth round. In Round 3, Tsitsipas dealt a straight set defeat to the Swede Mikael Ymer.
Seed No. 8 Casper Ruud, seed No. 12 Hubert Hurkacz and seed No. 20 Marin Čilić all advanced to Round 4.
Seed No. 2 Daniil Medvedev and seed No. 11 Jannik Sinner both made it to the ‘Round of 16’.
Medvedev will play Čilić and Sinner will go up against Andrey Rublev in the 4th Round. Rublev advanced to Round 4 by defeating Cristian Garín, 6-4, 3-6, 6-2, 7-6.
Except for world number 10, Matteo Berrettini, all the other top 9 players in the world are still in the competition. As a result, the 4th Round will start the process of top level players being eliminated from the tournament.
Major Upset (Men's Competition)
Bernabe Zapata Miralles ended John Isner’s journey for the trophy after 5 set battle on Court 7. The score was, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 6-7, 6-3.
Sloane Stephens ended Diane Parry’s journey in the competition. The final score was 6-2, 6-3. Jil Teichmann advanced to the ‘Round of 16’, and in the process eliminated seed No. 15, Victoria Azarenka, 4-6, 7-5, 7-6.
Coco Gauff continued to pummel her opponents. She dealt yet another straight set defeat, but this time, to Kaia Kanepi.
Seed No. 17 Leylah Fernandez advanced to the 4th Round after eliminating seed No. 14, Belinda Bencic from the competition.
Aliaksandra Sasnovich defeated Angelique Kerber, 6-4, 7-6 and Amanda Anisimova obtained a match Walkover as a result of Karolina Muchova suffering an injury while on the court.
Similarly, Seed No. 3 Paula Badosa retired from her match citing injury. This gave seed No. 29, Veronika Kudermetova, a spot in the Round of 16.
Seed No. 7 Aryna Sabalenka fell to seed No. 28 Camila Giorgi, 4-6, 6-1, 6-0.
The last top-10 seed in the competition, Iga Swiatek, secured her spot in the 4th round after defeating Danka Kovinić, 6-3, 7-5.
11th seed, Jessica Pegula, won her match against Tamara Zidanšek 6-1, 7-6, to secure her spot in the Round of 16.