PARIS ( Associated Press) – LATEST (all time local) on the French Open tennis tournament:
The French Open quarterfinals are set to turn into a crescent on day 10 when Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic end action on the court Philippe Chatrier, the 59th meeting of a career between the two players with a combined 41 Grand Slam singles titles.
The quarter-finals are underway at Roland Garros, with Italy’s Martina Trevisan continuing her nine-match winning streak in her match with US Open runner-up Leyla Fernandez of Canada, the last eight of the clay-court tournament. Is. first time.
There are three American women in the last eight, but with 2017 US Open champion Sloane Stephens and 18-year-old Coco Gauff in the second match on Court Philippe Chatrier, only two could possibly advance. Jessica Pegula is on the other side of the draw. Stephens reached the final in Paris in 2018; Gough lost in the quarterfinals last year.
In the men’s first quarterfinal, 2020 US Open runner-up Alexander Zverev takes on 19-year-old Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz.
Nadal, who has won 13 of his men’s record 21 major singles titles at Roland Garros, has a 109-3 overall win-loss record at the French Open. Two of those three defeats in Paris came against Djokovic, who leads 30-28 in his head-to-head total.
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