Europe 1 with AFP / Photo credits: Victor Joly / DPPI via AFP 10:00 am, June 02, 2023

The first matches of the third round of Roland-Garros are held this Friday on the clay courts of the Porte d'Auteuil. The stars of the little yellow ball will be in the game, like Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz. Follow the sixth day of the tournament on Europe 1, the official radio of Roland-Garros.

The noose is tightening for players qualified for the third round of Roland-Garros. This Friday on the Philippe-Chatrier center court, the American Jessica Pegula, seeded 3, faces the Belgian Elise Mertens, 28 seed, in the opening of the sixth day of the tournament. Also to follow the third match of Aryna Sabalenka, one of the favorites in the women's category, and two very promising posters in the men's category: Novak Djokovic against Alejandro Davidovich Fokina, and Carlos Alcaraz against Denis Shapovalov in the night session, not before 20:15.

The main information:

- Start of third round matches at Roland Garros

- Carlos Alcaraz scheduled for the evening against Canada's Denis Shapovalov

- Novak Djokovic faces Alejandro Davodich Fokina

No French on court in singles tables

The day after the match of the last Frenchman in contention, Arthur Rinderknech, spectators will not have the chance to see other French athletes tread the Parisian clay this Friday. On Court Suzanne-Lenglen, headliners Daria Kasatkina, Andrey Rublev and Stefanos Tsitsipas will be there.

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Finally, on Court Simonne-Mathieu, Karen Khachanov plays against Thanasi Kokkinakis, and Ukrainian Elina Svitolina challenges Anna Blinkova, Caroline Garcia's faller. Note the very good poster between the Italian Lorenzo Musetti, seed 17, and the British Cameron Norrie, seed 14.