French Open live in the ticker: Zverev, Nadal, Djokovic and Alcaraz fight for the quarter-finals in Roland-Garros

In the third match, Nadal has a tricky task ahead of him. He meets world number ninth Félix Auger-Aliassime.

The action on the Philippe Chatrier opens with Leylah Fernandez of Canada in a match against Amanda Anisimova of the USA.

Sloane Stephens is also back in action.

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The most important games and results:

  • L. Fernandez (CAN/17) – A. Anisimova (USA/27) 6:3, 4:6, 6:3
  • Live now: N. Djokovic (SRB/1) – D. Schwartzman (ARG/15) 6:1, 6:3
  • ca. 16:00: A. Zverev (GER / 3) – B. Zapata Miralles (ESP)
  • approx. 4:00 p.m.: F. Auger-Aliassime (CAN/9) – R. Nadal (ESP/5)
  • approx. 7:00 p.m.: J. Teichmann (SUI/23) – S. Stephens (USA)
  • from 9:00 p.m.: K. Khachanov (21) – C. Alcaraz (ESP / 6)

3:11 p.m. – Djokovic – Schwartzman – 6: 1, 6: 3, 1: 1

Both have won their respective first games in the third set. It’s 1:1.

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Stroke of genius – Fernandez plays an incredibly good half-volley

2:57 p.m. – Djokovic – Schwartzman – 6: 1, 6: 3

Two more break points for Djokovic, which are equivalent to set points. And then the Serb puts pressure on the forehand, places the longline right in the corner of the field, and Schwartzman can no longer counter. 6: 3 for Djokovic in set two.

2:54 p.m. – Djokovic – Schwartzman – 6: 1, 5: 3

Djokovic has to go over the debut, but serves very well in this tight phase. The defending champion wins his game 5:3.

2:46 p.m. – Djokovic – Schwartzman – 6: 1, 4: 3

Djokovic still won his game to 3: 3. And after a backhand error by Schwartzman, it was suddenly 0:40 when the Argentine served. He warps the forehand and has to give up his service to zero.

2:41 p.m. – Djokovic – Schwartzman – 6: 1, 2: 3

With a good return, Schwartzman forces Djokovic on the defensive and gets the next two breakballs. Djokovic fends off the first with a great stop, and the second with good service. But Schwartzman remains offensive and gets the next opportunity with the forehand on the net. And again a great first serve from Djokovic follows.

2:32 p.m. – Djokovic – Schwartzman – 6: 1, 2: 3

Djokovic wins the first game in the second set and shortens to 1: 3. Then he plays very offensively on Schwartzman’s serve and convinces again with a good stop. After a mistake by Schwartzman in crossball, Djokovic has the chance to break. And he finally transforms it from the half-field with a beautifully constructed point. Everything open again in set two.

2:23 p.m. – Djokovic – Schwartzman – 6: 1, 0: 3

It is now also Djokovic’s weakest phase in this match so far. The favorite makes an unusual number of quick mistakes in the second set. Schwartzman has to take advantage of this and does so to the extent that he wins his service with relative certainty. 3-0 for the Argentine.

2:19 p.m. – Djokovic – Schwartzman – 6: 1, 0: 2

After two relatively easy mistakes by the Serb in a row, the score is 0:30 when the Serb serves. And shortly thereafter, Schwartzman gets two break points with a forehand winner. With the first, Schwartzman slips into the ball and hits the backhand. But then Djokovic’s forehand error follows. Break for Schwartzman!

2:06 p.m. – Djokovic – Schwartzman – 6: 1

Three set balls for Djokovic. And then Schwarzman’s return gets stuck in the net. Ultimately, the world number one gets the first round very confidently. Schwartzman also hit just too many easy errors.

2:04 p.m. – Djokovic – Schwartzman – 5: 1

At breakball number four in this service, Schwartzman hits the double fault. 5.1 and thus a double break for Djokovic.

2:02 p.m. – Djokovic – Schwartzman – 4: 1

After his third double fault, Schratzman has two breakballs against him again. He fends off the first with a good first service. The second is followed by Djokovic’s forehand error. But then the Serb gets the next break chance with the forehand. Schwartzman countered this with a slice with a very good length.

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1:52 p.m. – Djokovic – Schwartzman – 3: 1

And now it’s Djokovic who has the two breakballs. And with the first, Schwartzman is bad on the forehand and misses the ball. 3:1 for the favourite.

1:47 p.m. – Djokovic – Schwartzman – 2: 1

Schwartzman countered a Djokovic stop with a great slice and got two break chances. The Serb fends off the first with a well-placed forehand. And in the second, the Argentinian misses the great opportunity from the half-field. With an ace, Djokovic finally turns the ball to 2: 1.

1:40 p.m. – Djokovic – Schwartzman – 1-1

After a double fault by Schwartzman, it is quickly 0:30 when the Argentine serves. He then makes the points, but after a forehand error he has to go over the debut. But he fights back and after DJokovic blunders with the forehand it’s 1-1.

1:34 p.m. – Djokovic – Schwartzman – 1-0

It starts with serve Djokovic. The world number one starts very confidently, distributes the balls nicely and catches Schwartzman on the wrong foot from time to time. Safe game win for the Serbs.

INFO – Nadal and Zverev in action

In the men’s tournament, it’s the start of a packed day of competition. After Djokovic, Alexander Zverev serves on dme Suzanne Lenglen. And on the Philippe Chatrier, Rafael Nadal meets Félix Auger-Aliassime.

INFO – Djokovic – Schwartzman

The next appearance of the number one in the world is imminent. In a few minutes the match between Novak Djokovic and Diego Schwartzman will start on the Suzanne Lenglen. It’s a duel that suits Djokovic. So far, the Serb has won all six encounters with the Argentine. At the French Open 2017 he had to go over five sets.

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