Roland Garros: Italy is smiling and Djokovic qualifies for the quarter-finals – News

Roland Garros: Italy is smiling and Djokovic qualifies for the quarter-finals – News

Roland Garros offers endless emotions.

Like the one in the match between Novak Djokovic and Francisco Cerundolo which the Serbian won after a real marathon, the discomfort in the knee seemed to influence the outcome of the match (defeating the Serbian would have allowed Sinner to become world No. 1 as of Monday). Next) Then they came back and won the fifth set after nearly 5 hours of play with a score of 6-1, 5-7, 3-6, 7-5, 6-3. Which took the Serbian to the quarter-finals.

Djokovic looked tense and physically dull, one step away from the abyss, but in the crucial moment, Cerundolo didn’t have the composure to close out the match and give Djokovic himself a 59th Grand Slam quarter-final.

Djokovic is unsure if he will be able to play in the quarter-finals on Wednesday due to a knee injury His right foot suffered in the second set of the round of 16 match against Cerundolo. “In the third game of the second set, I slipped and it affected my knee – the Serbian’s words – I don’t know what will happen tomorrow or the day after. I hope so. Let’s see what happens.” Djokovic then added that he was able to finish the match thanks to anti-inflammatories.

“I have enough fuel to do 15 more sets. I’m ready for anything. The knee problem is another problem. Tomorrow, when the drugs wear off, we’ll see what happens. I hope it’s nothing.” Djokovic said in a press conference: “I don’t know if I will play in the quarter-finals. We will see.” If the Serbian vacates the quarter-finals, Jannik Sinner will become No. 1 in the ATP rankings.

Italy is smiling and awaiting the return of South Tyrolean to the field tomorrow in search of the semi-final against Bulgarian Dimitrov, and Yasmine Paolo wins her first quarter-final in one of the four major tournaments. Paolini is among the eight best players at Roland Garros on the French red clay courts. She is the seventeenth Italian tennis player to reach fourth place in a major tournament, and the ninth to do so in Paris. The 28-year-old from Bagni De Luca, No. 15 ranked and ranked, came from behind to beat Russian Elena Avanesyan, No. 70 ranked, 4-6, 6-0, 6-1, in just under two hours. From playing. It was not a great match as evidenced by the fact that both made more unforced errors on the scoresheet than the winning shots: 45 to Paolini’s 29, and 34 to Avanesyan’s 9.

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But it was important to win, and the Italian did it. “It was a very difficult match, but in the end I think I did a good job,” said Paolini, who is having an important season: “Now I believe in myself more, winning some matches this past year helped me with that.” It helped me a lot, I made the necessary step to be able to play at this level. Now in the quarterfinals Paolini will find Elena Rybakina. The Kazakhstani, ranked fourth in the rankings and seeded, defeated Ukrainian Elina Svitolina in the round of 16, 6-4, 6-3, in an hour and nine minutes of play. Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka (who has not lost a set so far) also advanced, and did not give American Emma Navarro any chance, beating her 6-2, 6-3.

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After Jannik Sinner and Jasmine Paolini in the singles, Simone Bolelli and Andrea Vavassori also celebrate qualification in the men’s doubles. The Italian pair, who this year could also aim to star in the Paris Olympics and the Nitto ATP Finals in Turin, beat Australians Max Purcell and Jordan Thompson 6-3, 6-4. They will face No. 3 seeds Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury for a spot in the semifinals.

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Roland Garros player Daniil Medvedev welcomed the defeat to Australian Alex de Minaur, who defeated the Russian with a score of 4-6, 6-2, 6-1, 6-3. A comeback favored by the rise and fall of Medvedev who, after winning the first set, complained first of discomfort in his right foot (a medical time was necessary) and then of an abdominal problem. De Minaur took advantage of the Russian’s difficulties, winning for the first time in his career against a top-5 player at a Grand Slam.

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Djokovic: I don’t know how I did it thanks to the crowd

“I have to thank you again, my victory is your victory. You gave me a lot of support”: Novak Djokovic addresses the crowd at the Roland Garros Center after defeating Francisco Cerundolo at the end of a complex match and won thanks to another great performance from the Serbian.
“I was probably three or four points away from losing this match – congratulations to Francisco for playing with great quality. I don’t know how you managed to win. The only explanation I have is you,” he added.

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