53 minutes are enough for Cori Gauff to pass Ons Jabeur and access the quarterfinals of the Roland Garros 2021. The young American star closed the match with the final score of 6-3 6-1, showing a tennis of great quality and concreteness.
Cori is proving to be a very skilled tennis player on clay-courts, a surface on which she is achieving incredible results and where she is playing intense performances. She showed, especially this season, all her improvements on this surface, which led her to the quarter-finals of one of the most important sporting events in the history of sport.
With concrete possibilities to go all the way. In the quarters she will meet Czech tennis player Barbora Krejcikova. Today also Iga Swiatek and Sofia Kenin, finalists of the 2020 edition of the Parisian Slam are playing on the courts of Bois de Boulogne.
After Novak Djokovic's victory against Lorenzo Musetti, Rafael Nadal's quick response arrives, in the fourth round of the Roland Garros 2021. Nothing to do for Jannik Sinner, who serves with rather modest results for the first set and who fails to give a sense of comeback during the second.
The Italian talent therefore fails to change the result in the replay of the quarter-final dated October 2020 and to move the zero from the box of the sets in direct comparisons. The Spanish champion, who faces the 7-5 6-3 6-0 after just over two hours of play, reaches at least the quarter-finals on the clay-courts in Paris for the fifteenth time and now he will face Diego Schwartzman .
The 21st Grand Slam and the record he now shares with Roger Federer are missing exactly three wins. For the fifth time in his career, Novak Djokovic recovers two sets of disadvantage and he wins. Last time, on the Wimbledon grass-courts in 2015, he canceled a double 7-6 from Kevin Anderson.
Instead, he had to remedy a situation of this kind in Paris in 2012 against Andreas Seppi. On Philippe Chatrier, in the 4th round of the Roland Garros 2021, nine years later, the Serbian champion makes a comeback after two very complicated tie breaks on young Italian Lorenzo Musetti.
The Italian talented player, who finds himself totally short of physical and mental energy after an enormous effort, however, acts as a completely necessary presence between the third and fifth set. Even due to the difficulties he opts for retirement after four games.
The 6-7 (7) 6-7 (2) 6-1 6-0 4-0 that matures on the threshold of three and a half hours of play is probably the most brutal of the epilogues. Musetti, a rookie at the Grand Slam level, leaves Paris with very good sensations and with two superstar sets against the number one. For Djokovic it will be the forty-ninth time in the quarter-finals in a Major.