The strength of the Greek, the elimination of the French, the serenity of the world No. 1 were, this Monday, among the highlights of the day at Roland Garros.
The number: 1. Stefanos Tsitsipas (seeded n ° 5), winner 6-3,7-6 (11/9), 6-2 of Grigor Dimitrov (n ° 18) registers as the first Greek quarter-finalist at Roland Garros . Next opponent, Andrey Rublev, winner of Hungarian Marton Fucsovics 6-7 (4/7), 7-5, 6-4, 7-6 (7/3).
The tweet: Djokovic and the curse of the linesmen. The world n ° 1, excluded from the US Open after having involuntarily touched a linesman, had indicated at Roland Garros on Saturday: “The technology is so advanced at the moment, there is absolutely no reason that we keeps the line judges in the field ”. This Monday, the Serbian opposed to the Russian Karen Khachanov, on a return of service, touched… involuntarily a linesman. Before quickly apologizing. The world No. 1 is in the quarterfinals (for the 14e times in Paris) having lost only 25 games.
The phrase : “I like playing on the Chatrier, because we know what time we are playing”
Signed by the German Laura Siegemund (66e World) who disposed of 7-5, 6-2 of Spain’s Paula Badosa who will live her first major quarter-final against Petra Kvitova (no.7) who eliminated China’s Shuai Zhang 6-2, 6-4. “I like playing on the Chatrier, because we know what time we are playing. We know the playing conditions a little better, whereas when we are outside, an uncovered court, it is windy. For a while during the game today it rained quite a bit, and if it had rained a little harder the game probably should have been suspended. What is good is to go to the Chatrier court with the roof if necessary. ”
On the blue side. Fiona Ferro, the last French chance, lost 2-6, 6-2, 6-1 against the American Sofia Kenin (seeded n ° 4). The protégé of Emmanuel Planque started her match well before being overwhelmed by the winner of the Australian Open who has an appointment with the Tunisian Ons Jabeur or the American Danielle Collins in the quarter-finals. The Frenchwoman (23 years old; 49e world), like Hugo Gaston or Clara Burel, experienced a campaign full of hopes (in particular his 3e turn against the Romanian Patricia Maria Tig) who should serve him in the coming months. She is no longer afraid to impose her game and her fighting spirit allows her to hope to compete with the best.
The image. The rain disrupted the program on Monday.