It was a special day the 1oth at the Roland Garros 2021. Tamara Zidansek and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova will, surprisingly, compete for a place in the final in Bois de Boulogne. The Slovenian tennis player, who had never even passed the second round cut in a Grand Slam tournament, in an indecipherable match with Paula Badosa, she does not take advantage of a set and a break advantage, but still manages to gather strength in the final rush and play the final two games in a practically perfect way, winning 7-5 4-6 8-6.
Anstasia Pavlyuchekova beats Elena Rybakina, good at recovering from 5-6 0-30 during the opening fraction and dominating the tie break. However, the Kazakh tennis player does not find enough good weapons to resist, despite her good performance against Serena Williams.
After the clear success at Flushing Meadows in 2020, Alexander Zverev beats Alejandro Davidovich Fokina with a very similar score also in Paris in 2021, with the final score of 6-4 6-1 6-1. Stefanos Tsitsipas broke more than a spell tonight and, for the fourth time in his career, the second in a row at the Roland Garros, he reached the semi-finals in a Grand Slam tournament by beating Daniil Medvedev.
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Boris Becker, former world number one, criticized the choice made by Musetti to the microphones of Eurosport. Boris Becker ecker attacks Lorenzo Musetti after retiring him in the 5th round of the 4th round against Novak Djokovic.
The German said: “I haven’t seen a serious injury, so I don’t think it’s okay to stop. You should respect the other player and say today he beats me. So it would have been 6-0. It is a test of maturity, even if you are no longer at the top athletically.
Novak is a champion and is used to certain situations.” Roland Garros director Guy Forget expressed his opinion on Roger Federer’s retirement from Paris. He said: “It is very unfair to rate Roger Federer’s decision as disrespectful or as a wrong way of acting towards the competition.
He was ineligible to play and signed a document explaining that the knee problem was the cause of the competition. We are talking about a legendary champion who is almost 40 years old and who underwent two knee operations a short time ago.
Roland Garros was an opportunity to rediscover his game. His is a race against time to recover the best sensations. His priority is Wimbledon. It was a great honor for us to see him in Paris.” Novak Djokovic’s new record.
Reaching the quarter-finals of the tournament, Nole got the 31st victory in the fifth set in the Grand Slams and in this way the Serbian overtook Roger Federer in the standings, stopping at 30 wins in the fifth set.