Tuesday , June 15 2021

Daniil Medvedev-Stefanos Tsitsipas showdown highlights French Open schedule

Daniil Medvedev
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Daniil Medvedev

LOOKAHEAD TO TUESDAY

Daniil Medvedev arrived in Paris with a lifetime record of 0-4 at the French Open, but he’s 4-0 this year and has advanced to a quarterfinal showdown Tuesday night against Stefanos Tsitsipas.

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Medvedev is No. 2-seeded and a two-time Grand Slam finalist — at the 2019 U.S. Open and this year’s Australian Open. But the No. 5-seeded Tsitsipas is playing well and into the quarterfinals for the second year in a row.

The other men’s match will be between No. 6 Alexander Zverev and unseeded Alejandro Davidovich Fokina of Spain, playing in his first major quarterfinal.

Elena Rybakina, who upset Serena Williams in the fourth round, will next face her doubles partner, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. Rybakina hasn’t dropped a set en route to her first quarterfinal at a major, while Pavlyuchenkova is playing in the quarters at Roland Garros for the first time in a decade. The other match involves two unseeded players competing in their first Grand Slam quarterfinal — Paula Badosa of Spain and Tamara Zidansek of Slovenia.

TUESDAY’S FORECAST

Partly cloudy. High of 78 degrees Fahrenheit (26 Celsius).

MONDAY’S WEATHER

Partly cloudy. High of 73 degrees Fahrenheit (23 Celsius).

MONDAY’S KEY RESULTS

Women’s Fourth Round: No. 17 Maria Sakkari beat No. 4 Sofia Kenin 6-1, 6-3; No. 24 Coco Gauff beat No. 25 Ons Jabeur 6-3, 6-1; No. 8 Iga Swiatek beat Marta Kostyuk 6-3, 6-4; Barbora Krejcikova beat Sloane Stephens 6-2, 6-0.

Men’s Fourth Round: No. 1 Novak Djokovic beat Lorenzo Musetti 6-7 (7), 6-7 (2), 6-1, 6-0, 4-0, ret.; No. 3 Rafael Nadal beat No. 18 Jannik Sinner 7-5, 6-3, 6-0; No. 9 Matteo Berrettini beat No. 8 Roger Federer, walkover; No. 10 Diego Schwartzman beat Jan-Lennard Struff 7-6 (9), 6-4, 7-5.

STAT OF THE DAY

6 — Record number of first-time Grand Slam quarterfinalists in the women’s draw, led by the 17-year-old Gauff.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“There’s a lot of mental work to be done. If I’m in the second week, I should be able to play well, but obviously it was completely the opposite, which is obviously frustrating.” — 2020 runner-up Sofia Kenin, who said nerves got the better of her in her fourth-round loss.

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