The 2022 French Open continues to produce unexpected and exciting results, as some of the biggest names in tennis struggle to deliver on the French clay courts while a handful of outsiders continue their Cinderella story to the finals.
Today, we will take a look at some of the most notable games and results of the 4th day of the 2022 French Open so you can keep betting against the French Open Odds.
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Sinner and Tsitsipas Advance To Round 3
The no.4 seed at Roland Garros, Stefanos Tsitsipas, has advanced to the third round today, albeit it was another slugfest for the greek tennis star. The 2021 French Open runner-up defeated Czech qualifier Zdenek Kolar, in four sets, but it wasn’t a straightforward win for the favorite.
The underdog pushed the Greek to his limits; however, it wasn’t enough as Tsitsipas won 6-3, 7-6 (8), 6-7 (3), 7-6 (7) at Court Suzanne Lenglen. Interestingly, the world no.134 had a four-set point, but he couldn’t convert and force a fifth set, eventually leading Tsitsipas to even the last tiebreaker at 6-6 and closing out the deal at a four-hour mark.
It was another close affair for Tsitsipas, who had a five-set win over Lorenzo Musetti in the first round, suggesting that he might not be in the best shape. Or, at the very least, Tsitsipas might be feeling fatigued ahead of the third round.
On Thursday, Jannik Sinner experienced a similar match, albeit he looked cleaner against Roberto Carballes Baena, who the Italian beat 3-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-3. With the two advancing into R3, this is also the first time since 2009 that all of the men’s top-12 seeds have advanced to the third round at Rolland Garros.
Sabaenka Pushes Through as Collins and Halep Fall
Aryna Sabalenka needed just over 60 minutes to defeat Madison Brengle (6-1, 6-3) on Thursday to lock her spot in the third round of the French Open for the third straight year. It was an expected win, albeit a well-deserved one for the world no.7, who continues her quest for the French Open title.
By making it through to the next round, Sabalenka is also one of just three of women’s top-10 to remain in the competition, alongside Paula Badosa (no.3) and Iga Swiatek (no.1).
The 24-year-old Belarusian tennis star has now taken one step closer to the SF as she continues to show superb form over the years. She made the semifinals of both Wimbledon and the U.S. Open last year, and she looks set to emulate that success in France.
Unfortunately, while Sabalenka remains alive, things did not go as planned for the Australian Open runner-up Danielle Collins, who is the latest top-10 rated women tennis player to exit the 2022 French Open.
Collins slipped against Shelby Rogers, who upset the world no.9 on Thursday, with 6-4, 6-3, to reach round three of the French Open for the first time since 2017.
Another big name to exit the French Open was the two-time Grand Slam winner Simona Halep, who suffered an upset defeat against the Chinese teenager Qinwen Zheng. The latter won 2-6, 6-2, 6-1 in her French Open debut to come out on top of the 2018 Roland Garros champion and advance to R3.