French Open day four: Carlos Alcaraz and Taro Daniel produce tweener special, Nick Kyrgios a happy man
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
Tweet of the day
Going to bed, I don’t want to wake up and see Kokki lose another thriller please ☹️
— Nicholas Kyrgios (@NickKyrgios) May 31, 2023
Nick Kyrgios will wake up happy after Thanasi Kokkinakis’ five-set victory over Stan Wawrinka.
Shot of the day
— Eurosport (@eurosport) May 31, 2023
Carlos Alcaraz and Taro Daniel didn’t do too badly themselves as they produced back-to-back tweeners during one rally.
— Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) May 31, 2023
Upset of the day
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.
I see you, I see your kind words. Thank you so much. pic.twitter.com/Ah9ixumJVB
— Iga Świątek (@iga_swiatek) May 31, 2023
World No 1 Iga Swiatek was lucky enough to have the day off to celebrate her birthday.
Men: Roberto Bautista Agut (19), Sebastian Korda (24)
Women: Caroline Garcia (5), Liudmila Samsonova (15), Jelena Ostapenko (17), Zheng Qinwen (19)
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