Day 9 Round Up
World No. 4 Casper Ruud displayed his tenacity in a hard-fought victory against Nicolas Jarry, securing a spot in the quarterfinals of the French Open. In a match that lasted three hours and 22 minutes, Ruud overcame a determined challenge from the unseeded Chilean, prevailing with a scoreline of 7-6(3), 7-5, 7-5 on Court Philippe Chatrier.
This win marked a crucial comeback for the Norwegian player, who suffered a quarterfinal defeat just 11 days ago in Geneva. Ruud, the runner-up at Roland Garros in 2022, faced adversity but showed his mental strength throughout the match. He mounted impressive comebacks in the second and third sets, erasing 4-1 and 4-2 deficits, respectively, after winning a tense first-set tie-break.
Reflecting on the demanding encounter, Ruud acknowledged the tough battle he had overcome and expressed gratitude to his team for their support. He attributed his resilience to the daily practice and physical preparation, emphasizing the importance of the collective effort.
Up next for Ruud is a quarterfinal clash against Holger Rune, the sixth seed. Rune secured his spot in the next round after a thrilling five-set encounter against Francisco Cerundolo. Despite committing 73 unforced errors, Rune held his nerve and triumphed 7-6(3), 3-6, 6-4, 1-6, 7-6(7) on Court Suzanne Lenglen.
Rune demonstrated remarkable resilience, particularly when facing challenging moments in the match. He managed to hold his service after trailing 40-0 twice, and in the fifth set, he fought off a 0-40 deficit at a crucial juncture. Drawing from a heartbreaking loss at the Australian Open earlier this year, Rune remained composed during the match tie-break, ultimately emerging victorious.
In another notable match, Alexander Zverev delivered an exceptional performance, overpowering Grigor Dimitrov in straight sets. Zverev’s dominant display resulted in a comprehensive 6-1, 6-4, 6-3 victory, propelling him to the next round of the tournament.
Day 10 Order of Play
COURT PHILIPPE-CHATRIER – FROM 10:00
COURT SUZANNE-LENGLEN – FROM 10:00
- Marie Bouzkova/Sara Sorribes Tormo v Nicole Melichar-Martinez/Ellen Perez (6)
- Ivan Dodig/Austin Krajicek (4) v Kevin Krawietz/Tim Puetz (11)
- Marta Kostyuk/Marcelo Arevalo (7) v Bianca Andreescu/Michael Venus
COURT SIMONNE-MATHIEU – FROM 10:00
- Wesley Koolhof/Neal Skupski (1) v Marcel Granollers/Horacio Zeballos (10)
- Anna Bondar/Greet Minnen v Coco Gauff/Jessica Pegula (2)
- Aldila Sutjiadi/Matwe Middelkoop v Hao-ching Chan/Fabrice Martin
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Djokovic to Win & Both Players to Win a Set v Khachanov
Alcaraz to Win 3-0 vs Tsitsipas
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