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Roland Garros 2021 || Day 5 Of Roland Garros Live: Big Day In Paris, Play The 'Big Three'

Dual Spanish representation in this fifth day in Paris. Carlos Alcaraz seeks the third round against Basilashvili while Rafael Nadal will close the day at night against Gasquet. In addition, Djokovic and Federer will take to the court to polish a Super Thursday in the French capital.

Main matches of the day (2nd round)

Male Box

BERRETTINI 6-3, 6-3, 6-2 Coria (Final)

SCHWARTZMAN 6-4, 6-2, 6-4 Bedene (Final)

Djokovic 6-3, 6-2, 1-0 Cuevas (On stake)

Basilashvili - Alcaraz (16.00 hours)

Cilic 2-6, 3-1 Federer (In play)

Nadal - Gasquet (9:00 p.m.)

Female Painting

KENIN 7-5, 6-3 Baptiste (Final)

Ann Li 0-6, 4-6 SVITOLIN (Final)

Barty 1-6, 2-2 LINETTE (Final)

Pliskova 5-7, 1-6 STEPHENS (Final)

Peterson - Swiatek (4.30 pm)

Djokovic is in a hurry to win

Djokovic's second immaculate set ( 6-2 ). He broke Cuevas' service twice and only gave up three points with his serve. The Uruguayan cannot cope with the Serbian cyclone.

Federer, on the same path as Nole

The Swiss also scored five games in a row to prevail with authority in the first set against Cilic ( 6-2 ).

Djokovic starts to make a difference

The Serbian scores five games in a row to close the first set ( 6-3 ) and start commanding in the second set ( 2-0 ). He risks Cuevas and begins to accumulate errors.

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If Nadal wins, his rival in the third round will be Norrie

Rafa already knows the name of his rival if he manages to defeat Gasquet in the last match of the day. This is Cameron Norrie who he already defeated in the quarterfinals of the last Conde de Godó. The Briton beat Harris in four sets: 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 and 6-2.

Barty: "Going on would have been risky"

The Australian had to retire in her match against Linette: "It's a shame because my season on clay was being very good. It's a disappointment that it ends like this . It was not an easy decision but it was the one that had to be made."

Federer-Cilic have not met since the final of Australia 2018

Great match in the Philippe Chatrier with the presence of the Swiss against the Croatian with only one precedent on clay. Federer gave Istomin very good feelings on his return to Paris.

Unprecedented duel between Djokovic and Cuevas

Turn for Nole in a match that faces Cuevas for the first time in his career. "I don't know how many Roland Garros I will have left, but I am well prepared," says the Uruguayan, aware that he has nothing to lose against the world number one.

Monfils leaves Gasquet alone

The French representation in Paris in the men's box is reduced to Gasquet and it will not be exactly easy against Nadal. Unexpected defeat of the seed number 14, Gael Monfils , against the Swede Ymer who beat him in four sets: 6-0, 2-6, 6-4 and 6-3.

Schwartzman, on Nadal's horizon

The 'Peque' could become the hypothetical rival of Nadal in the quarterfinals if the results point to logic. The Argentine showed against Bedene that he had arrived in Paris at a good moment, clearly defeating the Slovenian.

Seed number 9 removed

Of the top-10 seeds that started the tournament in the women's team, there are only five left after the elimination of the Czech Pliskova against Stephens, the American with whom Carla Suárez played her last game at Roland Garros. Sabalenka, Kenin, Svitolina, Serena Williams and Swiatek remain in the running .

Alcaraz, ready to face Basilashvili

"I fully trust my team and I have made a huge leap in the physical section. I think it is very important to know how to suffer and endure these types of games. I trust a lot in my physique , and I think I am prepared to play very hard and very long games ", affirms the Murcian before jumping to the track to play against the Georgian in the second round.

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Berrettini equals his best record in Paris

The Italian has already reached the third round in 2018 and 2020 and this year he is keen to reach higher heights. He won with authority (46 winning strokes) to the Argentine Coria.

The world's number 1 leaves due to injury

Barty did not arrive in the best physical condition in Paris and in his second round match against Linette he had to say goodbye prematurely to the tournament. The Australian had to seek medical assistance after losing the first set 6-1. The hip discomfort did not subside and with 2-2 on the scoreboard in the second set he decided to leave.

The current runner-up goes on

Sofia Kenin reaches the third round after a demanding match against her compatriot Baptiste . The American will face Pegula looking for a place in the round of 16.

Svitolina finished big

The Ukrainian is already in the third round at Roland Garros after successfully defeating Ann Li . After a donut in the first set, he finished the match winning five consecutive games and leaving a good feeling in the tournament.

Nadal-Gasquet, an unappealable 16-0

Rafael Nadal will compete under the floodlights of the Philippe Chatrier track against the Frenchman Richard Gasquet. In his first meeting on the night, the Spaniard will face one of his favorite rivals on the circuit. The Spaniard dominates by 16-0 the face to face on the Frenchman, from whom he has snatched the last 28 sets played between them.

Cilic-Federer, only a precedent on clay

The first great duel between Grand Slam champions will face Croatian Marin Cilic with Swiss Roger Federer. The speed of the ball will be assured between two players who love definition. The Helvetian manages the direct confrontation between the two 9-1 , a rivalry with just one precedent on clay, in Monte Carlo 2011 with a victory for Roger.

First positives for Covid-19 at Roland Garros

Those responsible for the tournament did not name the infected couple, but the Croatians Mate Pavic and Nikola Mektic have disappeared from the order of play for this Thursday. They will be replaced by the first team on the substitute list, the organization said.

Cuevas: "Before Djokovic you have to be Rambo"

Major challenge for the Uruguayan against the number one in the world: "You have to be Rambo, you don't have to keep any bomb ... you have to throw away all the weapons there is, without a doubt, and go forward. If there is any possibility for me will pass that way. "

Carlos Alcaraz, center of attention

Carlos Alcaraz's youth will be one of the great points of attention on Thursday. He will go to close Track 14 against Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili , champion of three ATP Tour titles on brick dust. With maximum attention to his steps, the Murcian will try to sign the best Grand Slam result of his career and secure a position in the Top 100.

A crazy Thursday: Djokovic, Nadal and Federer play

The ' Big Three ' enters the fray today on a day that will be remembered in Paris. All three go through the same part of the painting. The Serbian will face the Uruguayan Cuevas; The Swiss will relive the final of Australia 2018 against Cilic and Nadal will face a player whose measure has been taken: Richard Gasquet.

Only Medvedev trembles in the young part of the painting

Medvedev, second racket in the world, won his second game at Roland Garros, where until this edition he had not added any victory. The Russian reacted with class to Thompson to prevail and advance in the tournament where he has declared that he intends to finally do something important.

Carreño: "Few times I played with an audience so against"

Pablo Carreño acknowledged having entered nervous in his duel against the French Enzo Couacaud : "It was not an easy situation with the public against and a player who looked grown up, it was a delicate situation. You cannot always play all the moments very well, you have to play with those circumstances."

Carreño, Davidovich and Badosa save the Spanish day

The victory of Pablo Carreño, with incorporated scare, that of Alejandro Davidovich, in another marathon, and the expeditious one of Paula Badosa saved the Spanish day at Roland Garros, to which Roberto Bautista, Pedro Martínez, Juame Munar and Pablo Andújar said goodbye . Badosa's solidity was the best news of the day, while Bautista's untimely defeat was the most negative note.

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