French Open order of play and schedule on Day 8 with Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz in action

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.

Watch every moment of Roland-Garros LIVE and exclusively Discovery+Eurosport and Eurosport App

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