All-Swiss quarter-final Roger Federer against Stan Wawrinka is Tuesday’s top popcorn match

French Open

With only two women’s and two men’s quarter-finals matches scheduled for Tuesday, James Spencer has decided to boil it down into the two must watch popcorn clashes on day 10 at the French Open.

Sloane Stephens (7) vs Johanna Konta (26)

British number one Johanna Konta’s outstanding French Open continued as she destroyed Croatia’s Donna Vekić in the previous round.

Konta will have to face a very confident Sloane Stephens who made the final of the French Open last year, losing to Simona Halep in a tight three-sets.

Stephens won the 2017 US Open champion but has since been unable to add to her Grand Slam tally.

If both players bring their best tennis to the table we could be in for quite a match.

Sloane Stephens applauding

 

Roger Federer (3) vs Stan Wawrinka (24) 

Twenty-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer has seamlessly adjusted to life on clay and is yet to drop a set at this year’s French Open.

Meanwhile, Stan Wawrinka outfought Grigor Dimitrov in three tight tie-breakers and then stunned the sixth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas in five epic sets on Sunday in arguably the match of the tournament.

Federer may well own the head to head 22-3 but Wawrinka’s victories have all come on clay meaning this statistic actually plays quite nicely into Stan’s favour.

Federer goes into the match extremely fresh while Wawrinka may be feeling the effects of his long and emotional five set win over Tsitsipas.

Wawrinka has a powerful serve, forehand and a monster one handed backhand. He has the weaponry to beat Federer but the 37-year-old Swiss legend knows Stan’s game inside out, so he will also be well aware of his opponent’s weaknesses.

This promises to be an absolute beast of a match.

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