Posted on May 30 2022
The 2022 French Open is heading into deeper territory, with the finals coming up this week. A series of upsets left no top-10 seeds in the bottom half of the bracket in the women's singles completion, while familiar legends and exciting prospects have progressed to the quarter finals in the men's singles competition. The 2022 French Open will conclude on the 5th of June, and the quarter finals of the singles competitions will commence on Tuesday the 31st!
In the women's singles, Daria Kasatkina moved into her first Grand Slam quarter final in four years after defeating Camila Giorgi 6-2, 6-2 in Paris. The 20th seed had not reached the second week at any major since back-to-back quarter-finals at Roland-Garros and Wimbledon in 2018. She will meet either 22nd seed Madison Keys or 29th seed Veronika Kudermetova, with Kudermetova forcing current world number four Paula Badosa to retire from their third round encounter. Elsewhere, teenage American tennis player Coco Gauff advanced to the quarter-finals of the French Open for the second straight year. She will meet 2017 US Open champion Sloane Stephens, in an all American quarter final. Leylah Annie Fernandez continued her impressive form against the big-hitting Amanda Anisimova, for a first career meeting with Martina Trevisan in the quarter finals.
In the men's singles, young talent Carlos Alcaraz stormed into the second Grand Slam quarter-final of his young career with a commanding performance over Karen Khachanov on Sunday evening. He will take on the Olympic champion Alexander Zverev in the quarter finals, a highly anticipated match between two young talents. While Zverev leads their head-to-head 2-1, he will be on high alert after the Spaniard dismantled him in the Madrid Open final earlier this month. Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal have unsurprisingly made it to the quarter finals, and they will play against each other in their 59th ATP Tour career meeting. Nadal's record in the previous encounters stands at 28-30, highlighting the elite nature of the rivalry. Nadal has hinted that if he loses, it could be his last match at Rolland Garros in his tennis career.
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