French Open day four: Carlos Alcaraz and Taro Daniel produce tweener special, Nick Kyrgios a happy man

Carlos Alcaraz plays a shot

We look back at day four of the French Open as Cameron Norrie played the villain’s role again by taking out his second French opponent, this time Lucas Pouille, to reach the third round at Roland Garros.

After his five-set victory over Benoit Paire, Norrie had a much more comfortable time in a 6-1, 6-3, 6-3 win over Pouille to set up a clash with young Italian Lorenzo Musetti.

Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz both made it through to the last 32 without any real alarms but Caroline Garcia, the biggest home hope, is out.

Picture of the day

Carlos Alcaraz in the air

Carlos Alcaraz leaps for a shot against Taro Daniel (Thibault Camus/AP)

Tweet of the day

Nick Kyrgios will wake up happy after Thanasi Kokkinakis’ five-set victory over Stan Wawrinka.

Shot of the day

Carlos Alcaraz and Taro Daniel didn’t do too badly themselves as they produced back-to-back tweeners during one rally.

Upset of the day

Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova

Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova (right) celebrate victory in the Wimbledon doubles final in 2022 (Adam Davy/PA)

Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova have dominated women’s doubles recently and were looking to win a fifth straight grand slam title. So a first-round loss to Ulrikke Eikeri of Norway and Japan’s Eri Hozumi was a shock and a half.

Birthday girl

World No 1 Iga Swiatek was lucky enough to have the day off to celebrate her birthday.

Fallen seeds

Men: Roberto Bautista Agut (19), Sebastian Korda (24)

Women: Caroline Garcia (5), Liudmila Samsonova (15), Jelena Ostapenko (17), Zheng Qinwen (19)

Who’s up next?

Defending women’s champion Iga Swiatek continues her campaign for a third title in Paris against American Claire Liu.

Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina meets teenage Czech Linda Noskova while Coco Gauff takes on Austria’s Julia Grabher.

In the men’s draw, the withdrawal of Gael Monfils means Alexander Zverev plays in the night session against Alex Molcan, with fourth seed Casper Ruud opening proceedings against Giulio Zeppieri.

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