Daniil Medvedev, Iga Swiatek, and Simona Halep will all compete on day five of the 2022 French Open.
When World No. 2 Daniil Medvedev takes on Serbian Laslo Djere in the third round, the 26-year-old is likely to be swept aside as the Russian works his way through the gears on Court Philippe Chatrier.
Stefanos Tsitsipas, one of the pre-tournament favorites, will face Zdenek Kolar later in the day.
Iga Swiatek, the World No. 1 woman, will play American Alison Riske at Suzanne Lenglen in the hopes of winning another Grand Slam.
Another player hoping to take advantage of Ashleigh Barty’s absence is No. 3 seed Paula Badosa, who is facing Slovenian Kaja Juvan earlier on the court.
Dan Evans of the United Kingdom will face Mikael Ymer of Sweden, who is unseeded.
Laslo Djere vs. Daniil Medvedev in The Top Match.
Daniil Medvedev’s chances of winning a ranking Grand Slam this year may be slim.
He was a losing finalist in Rafael Nadal’s epic early-season Australian Open victory in 2022, and in France this June, he could take advantage of world No. 1 Novak Djokovic’s relative lack of action and go all the way.
When Wimbledon season arrives, he will be barred from competing because of his country’s invasion of Ukraine, which has resulted in Russians and Belarusians being barred from competing in London.
He is competing in France under a neutral flag, and his next match is against Serbian Laslo Djere, who should pose him with few problems.
Frances Tiafoe vs. David Goffin – Potential Upset
Frances Tiafoe has yet to make the breakthrough into the top echelon of men’s tennis that many expected when he first emerged as a promising teenager.
He has continued to establish himself on the circuit, and came to Roland-Garros seeded 24 as an outsider – but a dangerous one – an outsider.
These are the types of games he needs to win if he wants to establish himself as a regular in the top 10, but it’s far from certain that he will.
Belgian David Goffin ranked 48 and with 31 years of experience, has six ATP titles to his name and has been ranked as high as seventh, so he knows how to put together a run.
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Expert commentary from Mats Wilander, Barbara Schett, Tim Henman, Alex Corretja, and others will be available on-site and in The Cube, in addition to coverage from around Roland-Garros.
In the third round, Alcaraz will meet American Sebastian Korda in what should be another close fight. Korda was on the other side of the net during Alcaraz’s previous defeat, in the second round of the Monte Carlo Open in April, and both are considered among the brightest of tennis’ newest generation of emerging stars. The list below contains all of the pertinent information!
If Alcaraz manages to elude Korda, his stay in Paris will become much more difficult. In the fourth round, he’d likely face Cameron Norrie or Karen Khachanov, with Zverev, the No. 3 seed, as his quarterfinal opponent.
Then, hang on to your hats, for either Nadal, the “King of Clay,” or incumbent champion Djokovic might prevent him from reaching his first major final. Of course, it’s possible that thinking about it now is premature. There is still more tennis to be played and many matches to be won. Alcaraz, who claims he isn’t worried by pressure or nervousness, said he would welcome the challenge.
“I want to compete against the finest players in the world in huge clashes and challenging battles,” he stated.