French Open day 10: Novak Djokovic on the brink of more history

Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz will face each other in a blockbuster French Open semi-final on Friday.

Djokovic had to battle from a set down to defeat Russian Karen Khachanov while Alcaraz produced a show under the lights in a 6-2 6-1 7-6 (5) victory over Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Aryna Sabalenka continued her unbeaten grand slam run by beating Elina Svitolina 6-4 6-4 to set up a last-four clash with Karolina Muchova.

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Aryna Sabalenka waits at the net as Elina Svitolina walks past her (Aurelien Morissard/AP)

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“Well, he carries himself very well. No doubt very nice guy on and off the court. Brings a lot of intensity on the court. Reminds me of someone from his country that plays with a left hand,” Djokovic on Carlos Alcaraz.

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Insulin row

Alexander Zverev needs to inject himself with insulin during matches (Aurelien Morissard/AP)

Alexander Zverev revealed last year that he was diagnosed with diabetes at the age of three. The German is unhappy that he has not been allowed to inject himself with insulin on court in Paris, telling German reporters: “They said it looks weird when I do this on court. But this is not a clever take because, if I don’t do it, my life will be in danger.”

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French Open day 10 results

French Open results on Tuesday, the 10th day of the 2023 championships at Roland Garros (x denotes seeded player; players representing Russia and Belarus are banned from competing under the name or flag of their countries):



Carlos Alcaraz (ESP x1) bt Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE x5) 6-2, 6-1, 7-6 (7/5)

Novak Djokovic (SRB x3) bt Karen Khachanov (x11) 4-6, 7-6 (7/0), 6-2, 6-4



Karolina Muchova (CZE) bt Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 7-5, 6-2

Aryna Sabalenka (x2) bt Elina Svitolina (UKR) 6-4, 6-4

Fallen seeds

Men: Karen Khachanov (11)

Women: None

Who’s up next?

Defending champion Iga Swiatek takes on Coco Gauff in a repeat of last year’s final as the quarter-finals continue in Paris.

The winner of the clash will take on either seventh seed Ons Jabeur or Brazilian Beatriz Haddad Maia in the last four.

In the men’s draw, there is also a rematch, with Casper Ruud and Holger Rune doing battle again after their fiery encounter 12 months ago, while Alexander Zverev meets surprise package Tomas Etcheverry.