Last Updated on June 5, 2023 10:32 pm by Erwin Noguera
Roland Garros 2023 Quarterfinals
The French Open, one of the most famous tennis tournaments in the world, started on May 22nd and is scheduled to end on June 11th – within a week. Rafael Nadal, the current champion of the tournament, is away from the courts due to a hip injury, which disables him to play for 5 months.
With the absence of the Spanish star, Serbian Novak Djokovic is the main attraction of the tournament. Djoko won the 2021 edition, in a difficult final against the Greek Tsitsipas, who are also qualified for the quarterfinals and will face the Spanish Carlos Alcaraz (main favorite).
Let’s see what the most important thing happened in this week’s clashes, which culminated in the definition of the duels for the quarterfinals.
- Alcaraz vs Tstsipas;
- Djokovic vs Khachanov;
- Hune vs Ruud;
- Zverev vs Etcheverry
Roland Garros 2023 – Carlos Alcaraz (ESP) 3-0 Lorenzo Musetti (ITA) – Info
Sunday, June 4th
Current number 1 in the world in the ATP ranking, the Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz did not make it easy for the Italian Musetti and won comfortably by 3-0, with victories of 6-3, 6-2, and 6-2. In the third round, against Canadian Shapovalov, the Spaniard also won easily: 6-1, 6-4, and 6-2.
The Spaniard’s aggressive and technical game has given him important advantages over his opponents. Without losing even a set in two games, Carlos knows he needs to stay physically fit, imposing his pace from the first minutes.
In this match against Lorenzo Musetti, currently number 17 in the ATP ranking, Alcaraz managed to make 6 aces and cross balls with a speed of 214km/h. In the quarterfinals that are approaching, Alcaraz will face the Greek Tsitsipas, who beat the Polish Ofner by 3-0 (7-5; 6-3, and 6-0).
Roland Garros 2023 – Novak Djokovic (SER) 3-0 Varillas (PER) – Info
Sunday, June 4th
The super champion Novak Djokovic ran over the Peruvian Juan Pablo Varilla, applying an easy 3-0 (6-3; 6-2; 6-2), filled with 7 aces and many service breaks. Djoko had faced a tougher opponent in the previous round. Spaniard Davidoch Fokina managed to make the first two sets difficult, winning 5 games in each of them.
In the quarterfinals, Djoko will face Russian Karen Khachanov, a 27-year-old athlete and currently 11th in the ATP ranking. Khachanov beat Australia’s Kokkinakis and Italy’s Sonego in the final rounds, having lost two sets on aggregate.
The power of the Russian and the technique of the Serbian will face each other in tomorrow’s game when they will face each other on the Philippe-Chatrier court.
Roland Garros 2023 – Jarry (CHI) 0-3 Casper Ruud (NOR) – Info
Monday, June 5th
Current Roland Garros runner-up, Norwegian Casper Ruud did what is expected of him and beat Chilean Jarry by 3-0. The result can be misleading, as Ruud needed a tiebreak in three sets to beat his opponent.
Ruud had beaten the Chinese Zhang in the third round, but lost the first set 6-4 and had to return to his good form to win 3-1 in the end. Ruud’s opponent will be Dane Holger Hune, currently 6th in the ATP ranking, who beat the Argentine Cerundolo by 3-2.
On the other side of the bracket, the German Zverev beat the Bulgarian Dimitrov by 3-0 (6-1; 6-4 and 6-3) and advanced to the semifinals. The Argentine Etcheverry beat the Japanese Nishioka by 3-0 and will be Zverev’s opponent in the quest for advancement to the semifinals.
At the end of May 2023, the second Grand Slam of the year, Roland Garros, also known as the French Open, will begin. With the world’s best players preparing to battle on the iconic red clay courts of Paris, let’s look at what to expect at this year’s edition of the prestigious tournament.
The world’s best men and women tennis players will meet on clay for two weeks of excitement. In the men’s category, Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz are the main candidates to win the championship trophy, and, in addition, they aspire to the record of 23 Grand Slam singles victories.
Of Course, we cannot overlook that Iga Swiatek also has a great chance in this edition and will try to win it for the third time in her career. However, she will have great contenders, such as Aryna Sabalenka and Elena Rybakina, who also start as favorites to win this French Open.
The doubles and mixed doubles events at Roland Garros usually offer some of the tournament’s most exciting and entertaining matches. With a mix of established and new pairings, the competition is always fierce, and the clay surface adds an extra element of strategy and skill. Keep an eye on the seeded and undercard pairings that could surprise everyone with their on-court chemistry and tactics.
First of all, we must mention one of the best tennis players in the history of the sport, Rafael Nadal. He has not recovered from his injury; in addition to announcing that he will not compete until the end of 2023. The Spaniard finally declared that 2024 would be his last year as a professional, marking the end of an era.
Andy Murray is another of the greats who have jumped ship from the 2023 Roland Garros. With Wimbledon as his main goal, he decided not to participate in Paris. Another great who will miss the French Open is Nick Kyrgios, who suffered a cut on one of his feet after thugs raided his home in Canberra.
Paula Badosa, who suffered a fractured vertebra, will be absent on the women’s side. Garbiñe Muguruza, another of the world’s greatest tennis players, will not attend the tournament either, and her time away from the courts continues to be extended indefinitely.
Finally, Noami Osaka joins the list because she is pregnant, and Emma Raducanu has recently undergone surgery on her ankle and wrists, trying to solve some long-standing injury problems.
Sunday, May 28 – Paris, France.
Where Can I Watch it?
ATP – TOP 10
Carlos Alcaraz +126
Novak Djokovic +185
Holger Rune +670
Stefanos Tsitsipas +790
Daniil Medvedev +1200
Jannik Sinner +1275
Casper Ruud +1500
Andrey Rublev +2800
Alexander Zverev +3000
Dominic Thiem +6000
WTA – TOP 10
Iga Swiatek -125
Aryna Sabalenka +510
Elena Rybakina +580
Jelena Ostapenko +1950
Barbora Krejcikova +2100
Jabeur Ons +2600
Coco Gauff +3000
Marketa Vondrousova +3000
Jessica Pegula +3100
Maria Sakkari +3800
Roland Garros 2023 prize money
In this edition of the French Open or Roland Garros, 49.6 million euros will be distributed. This amount is almost 13% more than what was distributed in last season’s edition.
In addition, the prize money will also be increased in the first rounds and, above all, those wheelchair competitions.
French Open Podium Picks:
- Iga Swiatek
- Aryna Sabalenka
- Elena Rybakina
- Novak Djokovic
- Holger Rune
- Carlos Alcaraz