French Open 2023: Exciting Third Round Matches featuring Djokovic, Alcaraz, Sabalenka, and Pegula

2023-06-02 15:55:00

On June 2nd in Roland-Garros the 3rd round of the French Open 2023 on the program. Next to Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz many more stars of the tennis scene are in action on the red surface.

That’s how they stand Stefanos Tsitsipas and Diego Schwartzman opposite, as well Lorenzo Sonego and Andrey Rublev.

The eyes of the women are on two co-favourites. Aryna Sabalenka and Jessica Pegula are in use.

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Die Top-Matches of the Tages:

  • E. Mertens (BEL/28) – J. Pegula (USA/3) 6:1, 6:3
  • A. Sabalenka (—/2) – K. Rakhimova (—) 6:2, 6:2
  • L. Sonego (ITA) – A. Rublev (—/7) 5:7, 0:6, 6:3, 7:6 (7:5), 6:3
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  • NOW: N. Djokovic (SRB/3) – A. Davidovich-Fokina (ESP/29) 7:6 (7:4), 7:6 (7:5)
  • approx. 6:30 p.m.: D. Schwartzman (ARG) – S. Tsitsipas (GRE/5)
  • from 8:15 p.m.: C. Alcaraz (ESP/1) – D. Shapovalov (CAN/26)

6:05 p.m.: Djokovic – Davidovich Fokina 7:6, 6:6

With a precisely placed forehand, Djokovic gets the set ball. And then Davidovich Fokina’s backhand cross lands out of bounds. 7: 5 in the tie break for Djokovic and thus a 2: 0 set lead!

6:02 p.m.: Djokovic – Davidovich Fokina 7:6, 6:6

Djokovic wins a spectacular rally to make it 2-1. At first it seems like Davidovich Fokina has pulled the tooth a bit, because the Spaniard then gives both serves. But he gets both mini breaks back. It is now 5:5.

5:55 p.m.: Djokovic – Davidovich Fokina 7:6, 6:6

Djokovic transforms his game ball with the forehand from the half field. Set two also goes into the tie-break!

5:52 p.m.: Djokovic – Davidovich Fokina 7:6, 5:6

Great backhand winner by Davidovich Fokina. 15:30 when Djokovic serves. But the Serb puts his opponent on the defensive and converts from the T-line to 30:30. But then he warps the forehand for miles and Davidovich Fokina has the first set ball, which he misses.

5:40 p.m.: Djokovic – Davidovich Fokina 7:6, 5:5

With a very good passing shot, Davidovich Fokina gets three set balls. And then Djokovic’s longline goes out. The Grand Slam record winner has to give up his service to zero. 5:5. It’s a somewhat strange match, but you really have to give the players credit for the fact that violent and unpredictable gusts of wind are constantly blowing across the pitch.

5:34 p.m.: Djokovic – Davidovich Fokina 7:6, 5:4

Two break points for Djokovic. And then Davidovich Fokina is not good with the ball at the net. He makes the mistake in the volley and has to give up his service. 5: 4 Djokovic, who serves to win the set.

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5:30 p.m.: Djokovic – Davidovich Fokina 7:6, 4:4

The sentence enters its decisive phase. Djokovic has two balls to make it 4: 4. And then Davidovich Fokina’s return flies out of bounds. Everything balanced in set two.

5:22 p.m.: Djokovic – Davidovich Fokina 7:6, 3:3

But the break festival in the second set continues. Djokovic also has to give up the service again. It’s 3:3.

5:16 p.m.: Djokovic – Davidovich Fokina 7:6, 3:2

This is now a very difficult phase for Davidovich Fokina. The Spaniard stacks one quick mistake after the next. After a double fault from his opponent, Djokovic has three break points. On the second, Davidovich Fokina’s forehand went wide. 3: 2 for Djokovic.

5:07 p.m.: Djokovic – Davidovich Fokina 7:6, 1:2

This is very reminiscent of the first sentence. Again Davidovich Fokina cannot hold the break. In this situation, the Spaniard made quick mistakes again. Djokovic takes the serve and comes up to 1: 2.

17:00: Djokovic – Davidovich Fokina 7:6, 0:2

Breakball Davidovich Fokina after a strong backhand attack. And then Djokovic serves the double fault. 2:0 Davidovich Fokina in set two.

4:54 p.m.: Djokovic – Davidovich Fokina 7:6, 0:1

Important for Davidovich Fokina. After two breakballs against himself, he gets the first service in the second set and takes a 1-0 lead.

4:42 p.m.: Djokovic – Davidovich Fokina 7:6

It’s a lively exchange of blows in the tie-break, with several mini-breaks on both sides. Davidovich Fokina beats the forehand and has two set balls against him. And Djokovic uses the first with a strong return to 7: 4 in the tie-break. Davidovich Fokina had every chance in this set and couldn’t take advantage of them.

4:30 p.m.: Djokovic – Davidovich Fokina 6:6

Heavy forehand error by Davidovich Fokina. Two chances to rebreak for Djokovic. His opponent fends off the first one again with a very good stop. But then the Spaniard’s longline went wide. 6:6. Davidovich Fokina didn’t use his chances in this sentence. It can now take revenge.

4:24 p.m.: Djokovic – Davidovich Fokina 5:6

After two double mistakes in a row, Djokovic’s serve is 0:30. Then Davidovich-Fokina does not use his chances. 30:30. Double fault number three follows. Breakball Davidovich Dokina. And then his opponent uses his strong backhand to make it 6:5. Break Davidovich Fokina.

4:17 p.m.: Djokovic – Davidovich Fokina 5:5

Davidovich Fokina serves against the loss of the set and it’s 30-30. With a cracking backhand, the Spaniard gets the ball to make it 5: 5, but Djokovic counters brilliantly. 40:40. But the Spaniard stays brave, is rewarded for it and equalizes, again via the stop.

4:10 p.m. Sonego-Rublev 5-7 0-6 6-3 7-6 6-3

Off for Andrey Rublev. The seventh seeded Russian has to admit defeat to Italian Lorenzo Sonego in five sets in the third round after a 2-0 set lead.

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4:03 p.m.: Djokovic – Davidovich Fokina 4:3

Davidovich Fokina plays a bit too hectic and misses the chance to win a point due to a few quick mistakes. When changing sides, Djokovic had the physiotherapist bring him medicine, which he takes with his drink. The former tournament winner does not seem to be quite up to par.

3:55 p.m.: Djokovic – Davidovich Fokina 3:3

But now it happened. After a backhand error by Davidovich Fokina, Djokovic takes the break back. Everything open again in set one.

3:53 p.m.: Djokovic – Davidovich Fokina 2:3

Djokovic seems to be slowly adjusting to his opponent’s stops. He has now responded twice with a very good counter-stop and created a chance for a rebreak. But Davidovich Fokina defends it very strongly from the T-line. But then he blunders with his backhand and has breakball against him again, but he fends it off with a very good stop-lob combination.

3:45 p.m.: Djokovic – Davidovich Fokina 2:3

Djokovic’s forehand sails out. Two break points for Davidovich Fokina. He forgives the first with a backhand mistake. But on the second, the Spaniard grabs a winner with the forehand. 3:2 And that’s deserved because he’s currently the better player on the pitch.

3:40 p.m.: Djokovic – Davidovich Fokina 2:2

Davidovich Fokina starts very well and acts at eye level with Djokovic. The Spaniard plays very varied in this early phase of the game and repeatedly catches the Serb on the wrong foot, especially with stop balls.

3:34 p.m.: Djokovic – Davidovich Fokina 2:1

Beautifully constructed point win by Davidovich Fokina, which he converts with the passing shot. Shortly thereafter, the Spaniard secures his first break chance, which Djokovic fends off with a good serve. It goes several times over debut. The outsider shines, among other things, with a great winner on the outside of the net post. But the game still goes to Djokovic to make it 2-1.

3:23 p.m.: Djokovic – Davidovich Fokina 1:0

The match started with serve Djokovic. The former world number one gets through his game and takes a 1-0 lead. He converts the cue ball with an ace through the middle of the field on the second serve. As has been the case for almost the entire week, a strong wind is blowing across the system. So it’s not easy for the players.

3:15 p.m. Sonego – Rublev 5-7, 0-6, 6-3, 7-6

After a 2-0 set lead, Andrey Rublev’s third-round match will be really tight. The Russian just lost the fourth set 5:7 in the tie-break and has to play in round five.

INFO: Djokovic – Davidovich Fokina

Novak Djokovic’s third round match is imminent. The Serb faces Alejandro Davidovich Fokina from Spain. And after all, the last duel between the two, a year ago in Monte Carlo, went to Davidovich Fokina. Djokovic still leads 2-1 in head to head.

INFO: Welcome

Welcome to the 6th tournament day of the French Open in Roland-Garros. Sebastian Würz accompanies the events from Paris for you here in the live ticker. Today you can look forward to the next appearance of Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz. The ticker starts with the Djokovic game. The Serb will play the third match of the day session on the Philippe-Chatrier court directly after the match between the Russian Kamilla Rakhimova and the second seeded Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka (live scoring).

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