Men's French Open 🇫🇷 QF Results
Alexander Zverev (6) d Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 6-4 6-1 6-1
Zverev's match score was exactly the same as his previous match against Kei Nishikori, indicating consistency from the German. The world no 6 hit when it mattered, breaking 9 times throughout the encounter, but did allow 3 breaks of his own serve. Against someone like Tsitsipas, who leads 5-2 H2H, Zverev will need to ensure top mentality and not turn into 'Double-Fault Zverev'.
Stefanos Tsitsipas (5) d Daniil Medvedev (2) 6-3 7-6(3) 7-5
A match very much anticipated by crowds, as a long-standing rivalry continues. These two players have had strong tension in their blood when they've played, and it sure played on their minds in this match, but it was the in-form Tsitsipas to play very well in his straight set dismissal of the Russian. Tsitsipas was simply too good, winning an average of 75% of his serves compared to Medvedev's 60%. The Greek god also hit when it mattered, converting 58% (4/7) of the break point opportunities compared to 25% (2/8) for Medvedev.
Novak Djokovic (1) d Matteo Berrettini (9) 6-3 6-2 6-7(5) 7-5
The Italian looked aggressive early, and being consistent too, but Djokovic had answers of his own, only needing the one break to secure the first set. After losing the first set, the world no 9 tried to be a bit defensive, using more slice, which was a terrible idea, as Djokovic overpowered and broke twice in the second set. This is where Berrettini kicked in that he had nothing to lose, and came out swinging in the third set, taking it in a close tiebreaker. A fall did not stop the world no 1's momentum, closing the last set in one hour, showing that with or without a crowd, the world no 1 has all the tools in his shed.
Rafael Nadal (3) d Diego Schwartzmann (10) 6-3 4-6 6-4 6-0
Schwartzmann played well, but he needed another level to get more than a set off the 13 time Roland Garros. The world no 10 was honestly lucky to get a set, and finishing the 4th set in just 26 minutes, similar to his last set against Jannik Sinner (28 minutes). Djokovic will be the ultimate test, as they face eachother in the Semi-Finals.