Day five of Roland-Garros is on the agenda and world No.1 Novak Djokovic leads the schedule with a match against R. Berankis of Lithuania. The match will be played at 5PM IST and will be streamed Live on Disney+ Hotstar.
French Open Day 5: Big-hitters Pliskova and Ostapenko square off
Three years ago a jovial but fearless Jelena Ostapenko cannon-balled 299 winners at Roland-Garros to grasp a maiden major title. Since then it is fair to say the Latvian’s form has fluctuated, but the world No.43 appears to be back on track. A first Roland-Garros victory since winning the title on Tuesday came as a relief.
Now the task has ratcheted up several notches. Second seed Karolina Pliskova stands in her path.
“With Jelena, we had some good matches, some strange matches. I think she’s a lot up and down but for sure she can just play well,” said Pliskova, expecting the unexpected.
“From the baseline she can just like really hit the ball. She can make a lot of winners, but also a lot of mistakes.”
Pliskova leads their head-to-head standings 3-2, whilst Ostapenko clinched a 7-5 decider in their most recent clash last autumn in Beijing.
French Open Day 5 Live : Andrey Rublev out to back up after epic
Andrey Rublev certainly rolled the dice in his first round. The rocket-fuelled Russian managed to escape from two sets down for the first time in his career for a maiden victory at Roland-Garros. The 13th seed’s 6-7(5), 6-7(4), 7-5, 6-4, 6-3 comeback victory over Sam Querrey was a performance that infuriated Rublev, who had just captured his third tour title of 2020 on Sunday. He is in astonishing form, so his sluggish start on Tuesday will raise questions over his levels of physical and mental reserves.
“I was feeling completely tight. I choke another level. Since the first point of the match till the last match of the match I was completely freeze. I couldn’t do one step, I could only hit, I was tight like I don’t know,” admitted the riled Russian.
“I’m happy that I have this one more present that I’m here, and I’m alive and I have another opportunity to change this, one more chance to show different attitude, different game.”
That present is facing Spanish youngster Alejandro Fokina for their first duel. The world No.70 is capable of sparkling shot-making and will have surely heard of Rublev’s struggles on Tuesday.
In other match Stefano Tsitsipas will Uruguyan Pablo Cuevas & Denis Shapovalov will taken on Roberto Carballes. 18th seed Grigor Dimitrov will be up against Andrej Martin.
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