French Open 2016 seems to have lost its charm after early withdraw from Roger Federer & withdraw from Rafael Nadal recently. Novak Djokovic is looking like a unstoppable force right now & without Federer & Nadal, he is almost certain to win this year’s French Open.
Some exciting matches happened on Saturday as first Novak Djokovic took on Aljaz Bedene & he comfortably won in 3 sets (6-2 6-2 6-3).
Ernests Gulbis & Jo wilfried Tsonga’s match didn’t live up to expectations as Jo Wilfried Tsonga got injured during first set , & he had to withdraw from the match; giving Gulbis a bye in third round.
Tomas Berdych beat Pablo Cuevas 4-6 6-3 6-2 7-5 with a little competition from Cuevas after winning first set, Berdych managed to win it in 4 sets. David Ferrer was able to beat Feliciano Lopez comfortably. David Goffing beat Niclos Almagro in tough 5 set match with scor line of 6-2 4-6 6-3 4-6 6-2. Dominic Thiem Beat Alexander Zuerev by 6-7 6-3 6-3 6-3; completing the day in French Open.
Result-Sheet (Men’s Singles)
|Novak Djokovic||Aljaz Bedene||6-2 6-2 6-3|
|Ernests Gulbis||Jo Wilfried Tsonga||2-5 ret.|
|Tomas Berdych||Pablo Cuevas||4-6 6-3 6-2 7-5|
|David Ferrer||Feliciano Lopez||6-4 7-6 6-1|
|David Goffin||Nicolas Almagro||6-2 4-6 6-3 4-6 6-2|
|Dominic Thiem||Alexander Zverev||6-7 6-3 6-3 6-3|
Source : RollandGarros.com
Serena Williams beat Kristina Madenovic as Maldenovic not able to provide any competition for World no 1.Timea Bacsinszky beat Pauline Parmentier by 6-4 6-2. Serena’s older sister Venus Williams beat Alize Cornet in a 3-set match with a scoreline of 7-6 1-6 6-0. Carla Suarez Navarro beat Dominic Cilbulkova by 6-4 3-6 6-1. Elina Svitollina somewhat made upset by beating Ana Ivanovic in straight sets. Madsion Keys beat Monica Puig by 7-6 6-3. Daria Kasatkina lost to Kiki Bertens in 3 set with third set being a Tie-breaker. Yulia Putinsteva beat Karin Knapp by 6-1 6-1.
Result-Sheet (Women’s Singles)
|Serena Williams||Kristina Maldenovic||6-4 7-6|
|Timea Bacsinszky||Pauline Parmentier||6-4 6-2|
|Venus Williams||Alize Cornet||7-6 1-6 6-0|
|Carla Suarez Navarro||Dominic Cilbulkova||6-4 3-6 6-1|
|Elina Svitolina||Ana Ivanovic||6-4 6-4|
|Madison Keys||Monica Puig||7-6 6-3|
|Kiki Bertens||Daria Kasatkina||6-2 3-6 10-8|
|Yulia Putintseva||Karin Knapp||6-1 6-1|
Source : RollandGarros.com
Sunday has some great matches in store for us as Kel Nishikori play Richard Gasquet & Andy Murray play John Isner. Stan Wawrinka & M.Raonic play V. Troicki and A. Ramos Vinolas respectively .
In Women’s Singles, A. Radwanska play T.Pirnokova and S. Haleo play S.Stosur. M.Bryan and B.Bryan play R.Stepanek & N. Zimonjic in men’s doubles round.