It’s been an eventful couple of days in the French Open, with a backlog of matches created by the poor weather on Thursday. There have been some intriguing games, and a couple of upsets, so if you want to keep updated on what’s happening in Roland Garros, please read on.
There were a number of round two games still to play on Friday in Paris, the pick of which was probably the epic five-setter between Isner and Harrison with Isner coming back from two sets down to win 8-6 in the fifth. Rafa Nadal also came back from a set down to defeat the Slovakian Martin Klizan. Seeds Gasquet and Haas also strolled into the third round with relatively comfortable victories.
Friday also saw a number of round three games played in the men’s tournament with wins for Roger Federer, David Ferrer and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
There weren’t too many surprises in round two of the women’s tournament with Sharapova and Kirilenko recording comfortable victories. When it came to the round three fixtures Serena continued her incredible run of form by thrashing the Romanian Cirstea in straight sets. Kerber won in three whilst Ivanovic won with ease against Razzano.
Novak Djokovic avenged his loss to Dimitrov in Rome with a fantastic performance that saw the Serb take down the Bulgarian in straight sets. Rafa also won in straight sets, and made everyone excited for a potential clash between these two world-beaters later in the tournament. The game of the round though had to be the epic battle between Tommy Haas and John Isner, with the German finally edging the thrilling five-setter 10-8 in the 5th. Gasquet and Wawrinka also recording wins to take them into the last 16.
One of major shocks of round three of the women’s was the Italian Schiavone triumphing over 13th seed Bartoli in straight sets. Elsewhere among the seeds there were wins for Kirilenko, Azarenko, Stephens and Sharapova; whilst 18th seed Jankovic beat 9th seed Stosur in three sets.