French Open glance: Tough test for Djokovic on Day 6
PARIS (AP) A quick look at the French Open:
LOOKAHEAD TO FRIDAY
After beating two qualifiers, former French Open champion Novak Djokovic faces a serious test against 13th-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut for a place in the fourth round. Djokovic has lost three of his last four matches against top-20 opposition at Grand Slam tournaments. No. 2-seeded Alexander Zverev, No. 4 Grigor Dimitrov and No. 7 Dominic Thiem are among other big names in action in the men’s draw. In women’s play, second-seeded Caroline Wozniacki takes on local favorite Pauline Parmentier of France. Maria Sakkari hopes to become the first Greek woman to reach the fourth round at Roland Garros in the Open era when she plays 14th-seeded Daria Kasatkina.
Sunny spells with a chance of rain. High of 73 degrees (23 Celsius).
Sunny. High of 79 degrees (26 Celsius).
Seeded winners in the men’s second round: No. 1 Rafael Nadal, No. 3 Marin Cilic, No. 5 Juan Martin Del Potro, No. 6 Kevin Anderson, No. 7 Dominic Thiem, No. 9 John Isner, No. 11 Diego Schwartzman, No. 15 Lucas Pouille, No. 16 Kyle Edmund, No. 18 Fabio Fognini, No. 27 Richard Gasquet, No. 31 Albert Ramos-Vinolas.
Seeded winners in the women’s second round: No. 1 Simona Halep, No. 3 Garbine Muguruza, No. 6 Karolina Pliskova, No. 7 Caroline Garcia, No. 11 Julia Goerges, No. 12 Angelique Kerber, No. 16 Elise Mertens, No. 18 Kiki Bertens, No. 19 Magdalena Rybarikova, No. 24 Daria Gavrilova, No. 28 Maria Sharapova.
Seeded losers in the men’s second round: No. 24 Denis Shapovalov.
Seeded losers in the women’s second round: No. 15 Coco Vandeweghe, No. 17 Ash Barty, No. 27 Zhang Shuai, No. 30 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.
STAT OF THE DAY
38 – The number of aces hit by Isner in his 6-7 (8), 7-6 (4), 7-6 (2), 6-2 win over Horacio Zeballos.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
”When push came to shove, the real Serena came out. And that’s one of her best assets: When her back is against the wall, the best comes out.” – Barty.
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