Wednesday June 9 French Open diary – Betfred Blog


Stefanos Tsitsipas is thru to the final 4 of the French Open.

Stefanos Tsitsipas booked his place in a 3rd successive Grand Slam semi-final after claiming a straight units victory over Daniil Medvedev on the French Open on Tuesday (Stefanos Tsitsipas 4/1 – French Open Outright).

The Greek fifth seed, who’s aiming to say his first Grand Slam title, confirmed his superior clay-court high quality in opposition to his Russian opponent to prevail 6-3 7-6(7-3) 7-5 on Philippe Chatrier Courtroom.

Medvedev was a shock quarter finalist, as he had by no means beforehand received a match on the French Open previous to this 12 months, however he was finally unable to get the higher of Tsitsipas, who has nonetheless solely dropped one set on his run by way of to the final 4.

The 22-year-old’s reward for reaching the semi-finals can be a conflict with Alexander Zverev on Friday after the German sixth seed beat Spain’s Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 6-4 6-1 6-1 earlier on Tuesday.

Like Tsitsipas, Zverev is chasing his maiden Grand Slam title in Paris and he’s not content material with simply reaching the semi-finals.

“It is vitally good to be within the semi-finals however simply being there doesn’t fulfill me,” the 24-year-old advised reporters.

Earlier on Tuesday there was large drama within the two girls’s quarter finals going down, as each matches went deep into the third set.

World quantity 85 Tamara Zidansek booked her place within the final 4 with a 7-5 4-6 8-6 win over Paula Badosa after two hours and 29 minutes on court docket, however that proved the shorter of the 2 matches, as thirty first seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova’s 6-7 (2-7) 6-2 9-7 victory in opposition to Elena Rybakina lasted an additional six minutes.

Each gamers at the moment are by way of to their first Grand Slam semi-finals and can meet for a spot within the showpiece on Thursday.

Wednesday will see the quarter-final motion attain a conclusion in each the lads’s and girls’s draw.

Within the males’s, defending champion Rafael Nadal’s pursuit of a record-extending 14th French Open title will see him face tenth seed Diego Schwartzman (Nadal 1/25, Schwartzman 9/1 – Match Consequence) in a repeat of final 12 months’s semi-final, whereas world primary Novak Djokovic will face off in opposition to Matteo Berrettini (Djokovic 1/5, Berrettini 10/3 – Match Consequence).

Within the girls’s draw, Iga Swiatek can be seeking to transfer a step nearer to defending the title she received final 12 months when she takes on Maria Sakkari (Sakkari 11/4, Swiatek 1/4 – Match Consequence), whereas teenager Coco Gauff might attain her first Grand Slam semi-final, however provided that she will get the higher of Barbora Krejcikova (Gauff 10/11, Krejcikova 10/11 – Match Consequence).

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