French Open Day 10: Here's What You Missed
It was an amazing day for tennis.
First out on Philippe-Chatrier was Alexander Zverev and Dominic Thiem. The 2nd
seed faced off against the 7th seed. I was expecting more of a fight from Zverev but it looked as though he was struggling with a calf injury from early on in the first set.
Dominic Thiem has secured his third semi-final appearance at the french open, and will go on to face Marco Cecchinato.
Yes, Marco Cecchinato. Not Novak Djokovic. Can you believe it? I can. And, I predicted it.
The world number 72 not only won a grand slam match for the first time in his career. He won the first round, second round, third round, fourth round AND his quarter-final match. He is the first Italian man to feature in a GS semi-final since Corrado Barazzutti in 1978.
He will now face Dominic Thiem in the semi-final and to be perfectly honest, I’m backing him to win this too!
Madison Keys has made her first Roland Garros semi-final after an impressive quarter-final match against Yulia Putintseva. Both have had a great tournament, but Putintseva is one to watch out for in the future. Until her match against Keys, she was yet to drop a set in this tournament which is quite a feat considering she is world number 98.
Madison Keys will go on to face fellow American; Sloane Stephens. She beat Daria Kasatkina in a very impressive straight set encounter. This will be a very interesting semi-final where I’m sure Madison Keys wants to do one better than she could against Stephens at the US Open.
Tomorrow will see the top half of both draws take on their quarter-final matches. I’m not sure how it could top todays tennis, but I’m sure it will come close.