June 29, 2022

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Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal headlined one of the most star-studded days tennis fans will see all season on Sunday as the fourth round of the 2022 French Open began.

Alexander Zverev, Carlos Alcaraz and Felix Auger-Aliassime were the other top-10 seeds in the men’s draw to hit the clay courts at Stade Roland Garros in Paris.

While a series of upsets left a limited number of seeded players in the women’s division, it was a busy day for the Americans as Coco Gauff, Sloane Stephens and Amanda Anisimova all tried to reach the quarter-finals of the second Grand Slam of the season.

Below is a full list of singles scores from Sunday’s schedule, which will be updated at the end of the game. This is followed by a recap of some notable matches.


Results Men

(1) Novak Djokovic d. (15) Diego Schwartzman; 6-1, 6-3, 6-3

(3) Alexander Zverev d. BernabΓ© Zapata Miralles; 7-6 (11), 7-5, 6-3

(5) Rafael Nadal m. (9) Felix Auger-Aliassime; 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3

(6) Carlos Alcaraz d. (21) Karen Khachanov; 6-1, 6-4, 6-4


Women results

(17) Leylah Fernandez d. (27) Amanda Anisimova; 6-3, 4-6, 6-3

(18) Coco Gauff d. (31) Elise Mertens; 6-4, 6-0

Sloane Stephens d. (23) Jil Teichmann; 6-2, 6-0

Martina Trevisan d. Aliaksandra Sasnovitch; 7-6 (10), 7-5


Recap of day 8

While most of Djokovic’s higher-ranked counterparts faced some level of resistance in the early rounds of the tournament, the defending French Open champion arrived in the quarter-finals without dropping a set.

It wasn’t the 20-time Grand Slam champion’s most clinical performance against Schwartzman, as he recorded more unforced errors (31) than winners (29). He compensated by defending well, winning 51% of the points on the return and getting six breaks, and getting 26 of 31 points at net (84%).

“I have a lot of respect for Diego, and he is a specialist in this surface, so it was not easy in these conditions, but I did well. I found my serve in the important moments,” said Djokovic to reporters.

He has now reached the Roland-Garros quarter-finals in 13 consecutive years since 2010.

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Nadal showed his trademark resilience after dropping the opening set against Auger-Aliassime by coming back to win a five-set, four-hour marathon and set up a quarter-final showdown with Djokovic.

The clay king, who is looking to extend his own record of 13 Roland Garros titles, was forced to battle for every game as the players combined to score 97 winners. His biggest advantage was defending his second serve, winning 66% of those points against 47% for the 21-year-old Canadian. This led to a 6-4 advantage in the breaks for Nadal.

He now heads into his 59th career meeting on the ATP Tour with Djokovic. His record in previous encounters is 28-30, illustrating the hotly contested nature of the rivalry.

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Gauff enjoyed her Grand Slam night at the French Open last year, reaching a singles quarter-final at a major tournament for the first time, and now she’s matched that result with the potential to make a run. much deeper in the coming week.

The 18-year-old Atlanta native was downright dominant in the second set against Mertens. She won 72% of the points on serve and return (each 13 of 18), hit eight winners with just two unforced errors, and totaled three breaks of serve.

She has faced inconsistencies since last year’s run in Paris, including a first-round exit at the Australian Open earlier this season, but when playing at the level on display late in the match in Sunday, she can face anyone in the world.

“I feel like every game I’m getting better,” Gauff said. “I think today, even though I had some difficult moments, I was able to resist. I really feel like I’m improving every game.”

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This sets up an all-American clash with Stephens, who was equally impressive as she passed Teichmann, in the quarters.

The fourth round is set to end on Monday at Roland Garros with female top seed Iga Swiatek and male contenders Daniil Medvedev and Stefanos Tsitsipas in action.