Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz return to action as week two of the French Open kicks off with the start of round four at Roland Garros.
Djokovic, who was at the center of fresh controversy in Paris, was pushed in a tough match against Spaniard Alejandro Davidovich Fokina but prevailed in three sets and continued his fight for the men’s record 23rd Grand Slam title. The Serb now meets the unseeded Juan Pablo Varillas, who knocked out Hubert Hurkacz in the preliminary round.
Alcaraz was in brilliant form as the world no. 1 defeated Denis Shapovaolv on Friday night and returned to Court Philppe-Chatrier to take on Italy’s Lorenzo Musetti, who defeated Cameron Norrie in straight sets. Djokovic and Alcaraz remain on a collision course at Roland Garros and are both just two wins away from securing a long-awaited first meeting at a Grand Slam.
The clash between world no. 2 Aryna Sabalenka and former French Open finalist Sloane Stephens is the highlight of the evening session against Philippe Chatrier – it is the women’s first singles match so far in the tournament after five encounters in men’s singles was selected for the final of the day.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Day 8 of the French Open.
French Open Order of Play – Sunday 4 June
all times BST
Court Philippe Chatrier
From 10:00 a.m
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova vs Elise Mertens
Novak Djokovic vs Juan Pablo Varillas
Carlos Alcaraz versus Lorenzo Musetti
Not before 7:15 p.m
Sloane Stephens vs. Aryna Sabalenka
Court Suzanne Lenglen
From 10:00 a.m
Karen Khachanov versus Lorenzo Sonego
Karolina Muchova vs Elina Avanesyan
Elina Svitolina vs. Daria Kasatkina
Not before 4:30 p.m
Sebastian Ofner versus Stefanos Tsitsipas
For the full order of play: Click here
Tournament schedule of the French Open 2023
Sunday 4 June: Men’s Singles, Women’s Singles – Fourth Round
Monday 5 June: Men’s Singles, Women’s Singles – Fourth Round
Tuesday 6 June: Men’s Singles, Women’s Singles – Quarterfinals
Wednesday 7 June: Men’s Singles, Women’s Singles – Quarterfinals
Thursday 8 June: Women’s Singles Semifinals | Mixed Doubles Final
Friday 9 June: Men’s Singles – Semifinals
Saturday, June 10: Women’s singles final | Men’s doubles final | Wheelchair final
Sunday 11 June: Men’s Singles Final| Women’s doubles final
How to watch the French Open 2023
You can follow the French Open live on Eurosport in the UK. The action will be streamed on Eurosport’s TV channels, or fans can tune into Discovery+ to stream the tournament, where an Entertainment & Sport Pass is available for either £6.99/month or £59.99/year.
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