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Roland Garros 2023, day six: A touch of Monte-Carlo 2022?

While Novak Djokovic 's entry into the round of 16 at Roland Garros would be the most natural thing in the world, this would come as quite a surprise to Sebastian Ofner . Day six preview...

by Jens Huiber
last edit: Jun 02, 2023, 09:47 am

Alejandro Davidovich-Fokina must take off against Novak Djokovic
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Alejandro Davidovich-Fokina must take off against Novak Djokovic

The spiciest match of day six: Novak Djokovic (SRB/3) vs. Alejandro Davidovich-Fokina (ESP)

Of course we have to take it very soberly: a win at the beginning of the 2022 clay court season does not mean there is a chance of repeating this win a year later at the climax on Terre Battue. Especially not when it comes to Novak Djokovic, who has his sights set on his 23rd major title. But at least Alejandro Davidovic-Fokina will go to Philippe-Chatrier in the third match after 11:45 a.m. with the feeling that he has already defeated Djokovic in Monte-Carlo 2022.

Day six's solid picks: Alcaraz and a Dutch double

Ok, Carlos Alcaraz has never played against Denis Shapovalov. However, the Canadian's form in recent weeks does not suggest that he can challenge number one from Spain. Number one doublers Wesley Koolhof and Neal Skupski are also heavy favorites against Yibing Wu and Pedro Cachin.

Day Six Upset Alert: Lorenzo Sonego (ITA) vs. Andrey Rublev

No, we don't give up in this category either. At the moment we are at a hit rate of 40 percent. Which roughly corresponds to Lorenzo Sonego's hit rate on a normal day with the forehand. But: Should the Italian have one of his few very good days, Andrey Rublev could actually have problems.

The German grade on day six: Only Ofner in action in singles

Third match after 11 a.m. on court 14, hopefully the Austrian tennis fans will have already made a note of that. Sebastian Ofner meets Fabio Fognini, as with all other individuals of the day, it is about entering the round of 16. In doubles, Tim Pütz and Kevin Krawietz compete against Romain Arneodo and Sam Weissborn, against whom there was a semi-final bankruptcy a few weeks ago in Monte Carlo (!). Andreas Mies plays alongside Matwe Middelkoop Jonathan Eysseric and Harold Mayot.

Here is the schedule for Friday


by Jens Huiber

Jun 02, 2023, 08:02 am
last edit: Jun 02, 2023, 09:47 am