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Swiatek, Gaston, Sinner: What to remember from the eighth day at Roland Garros

2020-10-04T19:32:42.869Z

Day 8 at Roland-Garros. Gaston very close to the feat against Thiem, Halep who falls in the face of the tornado Swiatek, Sinner who confirms his enormous potential against Zverev, here is what to remember from an eventful Sunday.



At Roland-Garros,

The blue fight

In normal times, in the world before Covid-19, the epic battle fought on Sunday by Hugo Gaston would have transformed the Philippe Chatrier into a boiling arena.

Under the roof of the central court, the few hundred privileged, gauge obliges, all the same ensured the atmosphere, aware of living a rare moment.

Because Sunday evening, the impossible almost became possible Porte d'Auteuil, earth, too often disillusionment for French tennis.

The amazing Hugo Gaston, a veritable blue lightning, almost eclipsed one of the big favorites of the tournament.

After knocking down the triple Grand Slam winner Stan Wawrinka, the 239th world shook world number three Dominic Thiem (6-4, 6-4, 5-7, 3-6, 6-3).

After the elimination of the amazing Gaston, there is no longer a French player in the men's table.

WHAT A MATCH



After winning the first 2 sets, @ThiemDomi was pushed to 5th by a heroic Hugo Gaston!

Victory 6-4 6-4 5-7 3-6 6-3. # RolandGarrospic.twitter.com / lrvSL0gDC0

- Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) October 4, 2020

The blue disappointment

Caroline Garcia was totally powerless against the Ukrainian Elina Svitolina, seeded No. 3, Sunday at Roland Garros, in the round of 16.

In the wind, sweeping the court Philippe Chatrier, the Lyonnaise was carried 6-1, 6-3 in the round of 16 in 1 hour 03. With 34 unforced errors, the number two tricolor never found the rhythm.

She will not find the quarter-finals as in 2017.

Quarter-finals direction @ElinaSvitolina puts an end to the journey of the French Caroline Garcia 6-1 6-3. # RolandGarrospic.twitter.com / JC9l0wJvE7

- Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) October 4, 2020

Sensation

Seeded n ° 1 of this Roland Garros, Simona Halep was released in the round of 16 (6-1, 6-2) by an incredible Iga Swiatek (19 years old, n ° 54).

The Romanian, who remained on 17 consecutive wins and three tournaments won, falls from above.

With its elimination, the female table is more open than ever.

Swept by the same Halep last season (6-1, 6-0), Porte d'Auteuil, Swiatek offers himself a dazzling revenge.

G-IGA-NTESQUE



Iga Swiatek releases the # 1 seed Simona Halep in 2 sets 6-1 6-2. # RolandGarrospic.twitter.com / RhTOIMJFSG

- Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) October 4, 2020

The feat

We can't stop Italian Martina Trevisan anymore.

The 159th world, eliminated the Dutch seed Kiki Bertens No. 5, in the round of 16.

And to think that the Italian had never beaten a member of the Top 100 before this Roland-Garros.

After qualifying, she has just had four consecutive victories.

As in a dream for the one who was still struggling with anorexia, a few months ago.

"Today I'm here in the quarter-finals ... I can't believe it, I'm really honored to play on this court."



What a fortnight it's been so far for Martina Trevisan ... # RolandGarrospic.twitter.com/vtzTdXiXwD

- Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) October 4, 2020

 The phrase

“It must have been the best time of my life, I have to say, it's true.

I asked him to sign the jersey for me, when we hit the rackets, I don't know if someone asked him for an autograph after a match, but I did. "

Although swept away by his Rafael Nadal (6-1, 6-2, 6-2) in the round of 16, Sebastian Korda, 231st in the world, did not hide his happiness at having challenged his idol.

The first one

Stronger Sunday Alexander Zverev (6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3)

,

Jannik Sinner, 19, qualified for his first quarterfinal in a Grand Slam.

The Italian has impressed since the start of the fortnight.

Facing the ogre Nadal on Tuesday, he will play the ultimate test.

Nadal knows his opponent in the quarter-finals: Sinner tames Zverev in four sets (6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3) to win the right to challenge the man of 12 #RolandGarros



Follow the Grand tournament Parisian slam in full on https://t.co/7qbNJch1A0#HomeOfTennispic.twitter.com/hnAnLXJoYv

- Eurosport France (@Eurosport_FR) October 4, 2020  

The stat

Argentina's Nadia Podoroska, after qualifying, also qualified this Sunday for the first Grand Slam quarter-final of her career after her victory in three sets against Czech Barbora Krejcikova (2-6, 6-2, 6 , 6-3 in 2:09).

This is the first time since 1978 that two players from qualifying have reached the quarter-finals.

No. 159 Martina Trevisan and No. 131 Nadia Podoroska are the first qualifiers to make the QF @rolandgarros since Yaroslava Shvedova in 2012.



This is the first time since 1978 that two qualifiers have reached the last eight.

# RG20pic.twitter.com / NEHh3MSp3I

- WTA Insider (@WTA_insider) October 4, 2020

Info

The management of the Roland-Garros tournament announced this Sunday that two players in the junior tournament had tested positive for the coronavirus.

They have been removed from the table and their identities have not been specified.

“In accordance with the health protocol of the tournament, the two players were excluded from the table which begins this Sunday, October 4.

In total, around 3000 tests have been carried out since Thursday, September 17, ”the statement said.

Read also

  • Roland-Garros 2020: live results

  • Roland-Garros 2020: Calendar-Results Men

  • Roland-Garros 2020: Calendar-Results Women

Source: lefigaro

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