Alcaraz-Djokovic to meet in the quarter-finals French Open cruise begins

Alcaraz defeated Flavio Covoli (159th-Italy) 3-0 (6-0 6-2 7-5) in the first round of the men’s singles competition at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France, on 29 September (local time). Alcaraz, who won the US Open last year, extended his winning streak to eight majors, excluding the Australian Open in January, which he missed through injury.메이저사이트

Djokovic also reached the last 64 with a 3-0 (6-3 6-2 7-6<7-1>) win over Alexander Kovacevic (114th-ranked USA) in the first round of the day. If Djokovic, this year’s Australian Open champion, goes through to the French Open, he will overtake Rafael Nadal (Spain – 22) for the most major men’s singles titles (23).

Alcaraz will play Daniel Taro (112th-Japan) in the second round, while Djokovic will face Marton Puchowicz (83rd-Hungary). Alcaraz and Djokovic will meet in the quarter-finals if they continue their winning streaks.

In the women’s singles, three ‘Lucky Losers’ – players who didn’t qualify but had to drop out of the main draw – made it through to the second round at once. The biggest upset was Yelena Abanesyan (134th – Russia).

After losing 1-2 (7-5 4-6 7-10) to Kayla Day (138th-USA) in the qualifying final after three hours and seven minutes of action, Abanesyan punched her ticket to the main draw in Heng Wun and then defeated 12th-seeded Tokyo Olympic women’s singles gold medallist Belinda Bencic (12th-Switzerland) 2-1 (6-3 2-6 6-4) in the first round.

Fellow rookie Camila Osorio (86th-Colombia) defeated 63rd-ranked Ana Boardan (Romania) 2-1, while Aljona Bolsova (131st-Spain) also advanced to the second round with a 2-0 win over Kristina Kuchova (Czech Republic).