The Tuscan challenges Sasnovich to match her best result in a Grand Slam. In case of victory for the Spaniard and the Serbian, the 59th challenge of his career will start
First day dedicated to the round of 16 on Sunday. It is played on only two courts in Paris: Philippe Chatrier and Suzanne Lenglen. Two matches of the women’s draw will inaugurate the programming of the Central. The first, starting at 12, will see the Canadian Leylah Fernandez (No. 18 Wta) and the American Amanda Anisimova, twenty-seventh force on the draw, as protagonists. Following this, the Belgian Elise Mertens (n. 32) will find on the other side of the net the American born in 2004 Coco Gauff (n. 23).
The third match scheduled on the Chatrier will instead see the Canadian n.9 of the tournament Felix Auger Aliassime and the Majorcan Rafa Nadal, who from the beginning of the campaign towards the title number 14 at Roland Garros, has not yet lost a set. To conclude, in the evening no earlier than 20.45, the Russian Karen Khachanov (# 25) will face the sixth favorite of the tournament, Carlos Alcaraz.
There is also a rich program of the secondary stage with Martina Trevisan who will open the dance at 11 am together with the Belarusian Aljaksandra Sasnovich. For the blue this is the first match in his career with the n.47 and in the event of qualification for the quarter-finals, he would equal his best result in a Major, achieved right at Roland Garros in the autumn 2020 edition. At the end of the match of the Italian, will be the n.1 in the world to tread the “red carpet” of Lenglen. Novak Djokovic faces Argentine Diego Schwartzman (# 16), in a challenge that has all the prerequisites to turn out to be an exciting marathon.
If he wins, in the next round he could find his long-time rival Nadal, in his 59th career match. Third in order of play (and ranking) Alexander Zverev, who will test the tennis of the surprise of the Zapata Miralles event, coming from the qualifiers. In closing the match between the Swiss n.24 Jil Teichmann and the American Sloane Stephens (n. 64).
May 28 – 9:38 pm
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