French Open 2023 Week 1 Round Up: Men’s singles draw

 French Open 2023 Week 1 Round Up: Men’s singles draw

French Open: Week 1 Round Up (Source: Twitter)

The first week of the French Open 2023 has concluded and the tournament is halfway finished. Both Carlos Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic entered the competition as strong favourites, and both have performed well so far.  Top seed Alcaraz of the clay-court Major defeated 26th seed Denis Shapovalov 6-1, 6-4, 6-2 to go to the fourth round. Djokovic is one of the four players who haven’t lost a set at Roland Garros and has also appeared to be in strong form.

The 17th seed Lorenzo Musetti, the 28th seed Grigor Dimitrov, and Tomas Martin Etcheverry, who defeated the 15th seed Borna Coric to advance to the fourth round of a Grand Slam for the first time in his career, are among players who have won all of their sets at the clay-court Major.

French Open 2023: Bottom-half of the men’s singles draw looks fairly exciting

The winner of Djokovic’s match against Juan Pablo Varillas in the fourth round of the French Open will play either Karen Khachanov, the 11th seed, or Lorenzo Sonego in the semifinals. In the Round of 16, Alcaraz will have a difficult battle against Lorenzo Musetti. If the Spaniard triumphs, he will play either Sebastian Ofner or Stefanos Tsitsipas, the fifth seed.

Despite the loss of the second seed, Daniil Medvedev, the bottom half of the French Open appears to be fairly exciting. In the clay-court Major’s fourth round, fourth seed Casper Ruud defeated Zhang Zhizhen and will now face Nicolas Jarry. If Ruud triumphs, he may face Holger Rune in the quarterfinals of Roland Garros for the second time in a row. Rune will face Francisco Cerundolo in the Round of 16.

After defeating the 12th seed Frances Tiafoe 3-6, 7-6(3), 6-1, 7-6(5), Alexander Zverev will also play in the fourth round. The German will take on Grigor Dimitrov, the 28th seed. Yoshihito Nishioka, the 27th seed, advanced to the fourth round by defeating Thiago Seyboth Wild with scores of 3-6, 7-6(8), 2-6, 6-4, and 6-0. Next up will be Tomas Martin Etcheverry versus the Japanese.


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