Europe 1 with AFP 10:00 am, June 05, 2023

After the victories without trembling of Djokovic, Alcaraz and Tsitsipas this Sunday, other contenders for the title will tread the courts of Roland-Garros on Monday. In particular, the Dane Holger Rune who will face the Argentine Francisco Cerundolo. On the women's side, world No. 1 Iga Swiatek will face Ukraine's Lesia Tsurenko.

Continuation and end of the knockout rounds of Roland-Garros this Monday. Finalist of the previous edition, the Norwegian Casper Ruud, world number 4, will challenge the Chilean Nicolas Jarry (35th). At the same time, the Danish nugget Holger Rune (6th) will face Francisco Cerundolo, who fell to Taylor Fritz in the previous round. Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov (29th) and Germany's Alexander Zverev (27th) will cross swords in the night session. On the women's side, world No. 1 Iga Swiatek will face Ukraine's Lesia Tsurenko while last year's finalist Coco Gauff will start as the favorite against Slovakia's Anna-Karolina Schmiedlova, ranked 100th in the WTA.

The main information:

  • End of the knockout rounds this Monday at Roland-Garros
  • Casper Ruud will face Nicolas Jarry
  • Holger Rune will challenge Francisco Cerundolo
  • Iga Swiatek, big favorite, will be opposed to Tsurenko

Ruud and Rune aim for a quarterback

The two Scandinavians, who have had a very fresh relationship since their clash on the same Parisian clay last year, could find themselves at the same stage of the competition this year. For Casper Ruud, it will first be necessary to dismiss the Chilean Nicolas Jarry, 35th player in the world. As for Holger Rune, it is the Argentine Francisco Cerundolo who will try to block his way. The latter had offered himself the scalp of Taylor Fritz (number 8 in the ATP) in the previous round.

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Serene victory for Swiatek?

The world number 1 affirms in any case a resplendent form on this Parisian fortnight. In the previous round, the Pole inflicted a stinging 6-0, 6-0 on China's Xinyu Wang and has still not conceded a set at Porte d'Auteuil. The 22-year-old is clearly aiming for a third title at Roland Garros and will start as the favorite against Ukraine's Lesia Tsurenko.