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French Open 2023: Djokovic, Alcaraz, Zverev and Ruud make semifinals

French Open 2023: Djokovic, Alcaraz, Zverev and Ruud make semifinals


After which had been 4 as Carlos Alcaraz, Novak Djokovic, Sascha Zverev, and Casper Ruud made the final 4 on the 2023 French Open.

In Tuesday’s opening quarter-final, Novak Djokovic confirmed he’s greater than as much as the bodily activity on clay by carrying down Karen Khachanov in 4 units.

The Serb can have his arms full within the semi-final, although, as he’ll face speedy Gonzalez himself, Carlos Alcaraz, who’s twice the mover Khachanov is, hits with simply as a lot efficiency from the baseline.

Alcaraz confronted Tsitsipas within the night time match on Tuesday and cruised previous the Greek in a match paying homage to some early Nadal vs Federer encounters in Paris, the place the Spaniard dominated together with his heavy forehand.

On Wednesday, Sascha Zverev got here by a troublesome battle with Tomas Martin Etcheverry earlier than Casper Ruud gained the all-Scandinavian battle by seeing off Holger Rune in 4 units.

French Open 2023 Quarter Closing Outcomes

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Winner Loser Scoreline
Carlos Alcaraz (1) Stefanos Tsitsipas (5) 6-2, 6-1, 7-6(5)  
Novak Djokovic (3) Karen Khachanov (11) 4-6, 7-6(0), 6-2, 6-4
Casper Ruud (4) Holger Rune (6) 6-1, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3
Alexander Zverev (22) Tomas Martin Etcheverry 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4

Djokovic Drains Khachanov

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Novak Djokovic’s matches at this yr’s Roland Garros have featured an analogous sample.

A tough opening first set the place the opponent is the higher participant, adopted by Djokovic elevating his degree, taking his opponent’s legs away and ending robust when the end line is in sight.

Within the quarter-final, Karen Khachanov made a robust begin with some huge serving and aggressive hitting to take the primary set 6-4.

Djokovic wasn’t capable of reply instantly, and he wasn’t returning together with his typical prowess, however he took care of his service video games, and as soon as the tiebreak arrived, he went into lockdown mode, making zero errors and taking it 7-0.

From there, Djokovic took over proceedings, standing nearer on the return and dealing Khachanov over with that drop shot.

That additional yardage Khachanov needed to cowl meant his first serve dropped off only a contact, and the Serb capitalised to take the next two units 6-2 6-4, profitable the final eight factors of the match after relinquishing an early break of serve to e-book his spot in Friday’s semi-final.

Match Stats

  Novak Djokovic Karen Khachanov
Aces 11 7
Double Faults 5 4
First Serve 60% (78/131) 56% (75/133)
1st Serve Factors Received 77% (60/78) 65% (49/75)
2nd Serve Factors Received 60% (32/53) 52% (30/58)
Break Factors Saved 80% (8/10) 50% (4/8)
1st Return Factors Received 50% (4/8) 23% (18/78)
2nd Return Factors Received 48% (28/58) 40% (21/53)
Break Factors Transformed 50% (4/8) 2/10 (20%)
Winners 57 38
Unforced Errors 42 44
Web Factors Received 68% (25/37) 50% (17/34)
Service Factors Received 70% (92/131) 59% (79/133)
Receiving Factors Received 41% (54/133) 30% (39/131)
Whole Factors Received 55% (146/264) 45% (118/264)


Alcaraz Annihilates Tsitsipas

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Carlos Alcaraz comprehensively dispatched Stefanos Tstisipas 6-2, 6-1, 7-6(5) in Tuesday’s night time session, barely placing a foot mistaken within the two hours and 12 minutes he spent on the court docket.

The matchup with Alcaraz isn’t a superb one for Tsitsipas which is why he’s 0-5 within the H2H, and he was unable to make any impression.

The Spaniard’s strengths all go into Tsitsipas’s weaknesses, so he doesn’t even must play properly to offer him loads to consider it, however when he does play properly, like final night time, it’s a one-sided affair.

To have any hope of future success, Tsitsipas might want to make some vital enhancements to his backhand and return of serve (which to date don’t appear to be a lot better than they had been a number of years in the past) and change up how he performs in any other case it is going to be much like the early Federer-Nadal rivalry on clay.

I consider in myself on a regular basis. I’d say that’s a very powerful factor — not just for me, I’d say for everybody, believing in your self. I at all times assume I’ll play these sorts of matches at this degree. I’d say that’s the important thing to every little thing… with pleasure. That’s the important thing. I misplaced my focus somewhat bit on the finish of the third set,” Alcaraz mirrored. “I had a few match factors on the return, [and then] serving for the match. He began to play; I’d say, higher. However, in fact, I misplaced my focus somewhat bit. I used to be in bother. I’m actually pleased to beat that drawback, nonetheless enjoying at an incredible degree, believing in myself and that I’d win the third set. However in fact, it was actually robust on the finish of the match. Alcaraz on his win over Tsitsipas.

Match Stats

  Carlos Alcaraz Stefanos Tsitsipas
Aces 6 5
Double Faults 1 5
First Serve 77% (58/75) 59% (56/95)
1st Serve Factors Received 79% (46/58) 61% (34/56)
2nd Serve Factors Received 65% (11/17) 41% (16/39)
Break Factors Saved 50% (1/2) 50% (6/12)
1st Return Factors Received 39% (22/56) 21% (12/58)
2nd Return Factors Received 59% (23/39) 35% (6/17)
Break Factors Transformed 50% (6/12) 50%(1/2)
Winners 36 21
Unforced Errors 20 30
Web Factors Received 80% (12/15) 58% (22/38)
Service Factors Received 76% (57/75) 53% (50/95)
Receiving Factors Received 47% (45/95) 24% (18/75)
Whole Factors Received 60% (102/170) 40% (68/170)


Zverev Overcomes Etcheverry

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Sascha Zverev has discovered his kind at this yr’s French Open, and he got here by his hardest check but, defeating Tomas Martin Etcheverry 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 to make the semi-final.

Zverev made the identical stage final yr when he suffered an ankle damage that saved him out for a number of months after requiring surgical procedure and a prolonged rehab course of, and this has been his finest match post-comeback when it comes to consistency.

And it wanted to be as Etcheverry pushed him all the way in which; the Argentine is a really competent clay court docket participant with a giant forehand, and having made two clay court docket finals this season in Santiago and Houston, he’s confirmed to be a menace to all comers. He has reached a career-high rating as he closes in on the highest thirty.

Regardless of all Etcheverry’s plaudits, Zverev was the stronger participant for many of the match, pulling away within the second set and utilizing his dependable backhand to good impact alongside closing the web regularly.

The situations in the course of the day are rather a lot higher for me. The ball is rather a lot quicker and bounces increased. I like to play on clay, and day situations are higher… I’m within the semi-finals at Roland Garros, and I’m pleased about that. The 5-4 sport [in the fourth set] was unimaginable for each of us. He was hitting the ball extraordinarily laborious, and I used to be hitting the ball extraordinarily laborious. On the finish of the day, I feel I deserved to win. Zverev on his win.

Match Stats

  Alexander Zverev Tomas Martin Ethcheverry
Aces 7 8
Double Faults 9 2
First Serve 67% (78/116) 62% (72/116)
1st Serve Factors Received 76% (59/78) 72% (52/72)
2nd Serve Factors Received 39% (15/38) 41% (18/44)
Break Factors Saved 67% (6/9) 55% (6/11)
1st Return Factors Received 28% (20/72) 24% (19/78)
2nd Return Factors Received 59% (26/44) 61% (23/38)
Break Factors Transformed 45% (5/11) 33% (3/9)
Winners 45 37
Unforced Errors 44 48
Web Factors Received 70% (38/54) 79% (23/29)
Service Factors Received 64% (74/116) 60% (70/116)
Receiving Factors Received 40% (46/116) 36% (42/116)
Whole Factors Received 52% (120/232) 48% (112/232)



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Casper Ruud avenged his loss in Rome to Holger Rune, beating the Dane within the Roland Garros Quarter Finals for the second yr in a row.

Ruud had spent extra time on the court docket in the course of the first ten days of the match, however Rune had a troublesome third-round match vs Cerundolo, and it was the Norwegian who regarded sharper bodily en path to a 6-1, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 win.

The primary two units had been dominated by Impolite, as Rune checked out of a number of rallies with high-risk, low-percentage performs as he didn’t appear as much as the duty bodily.

The group inevitably needed to see extra tennis and received behind Rune within the third, which spurred him on, and he began to search out some success behind his forehand as he snatched the set, however within the fourth, Ruud knuckled down, extending the rallies and utilizing his heavy topspin forehand to energy by to the final 4.

Match Stats

  Holger Rune Casper Ruud
Aces 1 5
Double Faults 9 5
First Serve 54% (61/113) 63% (69/110)
1st Serve Factors Received 64% (39/61) 72% (50/69)
2nd Serve Factors Received 48% (25/52) 59% (24/41)
Break Factors Saved 62% (8/13) 86% (6/7)
1st Return Factors Received 28% (19/69) 36% (22/61)
2nd Return Factors Received 41% (17/41) 52% (27/52)
Break Factors Transformed 14% (1/7) 38% (5/13)
Winners 48 32
Unforced Errors 47 29
Web Factors Received 65% (28/43) 77% (20/26)
Service Factors Received 57% (64/113) 67% (74/110)
Receiving Factors Received 33% (36/110) 43% (49/113)
Whole Factors Received 45% (100/223) 55% (123/223)



French Open 2023 Semi-Closing Matches

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  • Carlos Alcaraz (1) vs Novak Djokovic (3)
  • Casper Ruud (4) vs Alexander Zverev (22)

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