Nadal and Djokovic face Italian teenagers on Monday at Roland Garros

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Two teenagers have reached the men’s fourth round at Roland Garros for the first time since 2006. For 19-year-old Italians Jannik Sinner and Lorenzo Musetti, the payoff will be matches against Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. Nadal takes on Sinner, an 18th-ranked rising star. Djokovic plays Musetti, who comes off an arduous five-set victory in the third round.

This is the first time in the Open era that Italy has three men in the round of 16 of a Grand Slam. Italy’s Matteo Berrettini has already qualified for the quarter-finals with a forfeit after Roger Federer’s withdrawal from the tournament. American Sofia Kenin is the top-ranked player in the women’s draw in fourth place, and she will face Maria Sakkari.

Defending champion Iga Swiatek plays unranked Marta Kostyuk and 17-year-old American Coco Gauff is bidding for her top spot in the quarterfinals in a major event when she faces Ons Jabeur.

MONDAY FORECASTS

Partly cloudy. High of 78 degrees Fahrenheit (26 Celsius).

SUNDAY TIME

Partly cloudy. High of 73 degrees Fahrenheit (23 Celsius).

SUNDAY’S KEY RESULTS

Women’s fourth round: 31st Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova beat 15th Victoria Azarenka 5-7, 6-3, 6-2; The 33rd Paula Badosa beat the 20th Marketa Vondrousova 6-4, 3-6, 6-2; Tamara Zidansek defeated Sorana Cirstea 7-6 (4), 6-1.

Men’s fourth round: No.2 Daniil Medvedev beat No.22 Cristian Garin 6-2, 6-1, 7-5; No.5 Stefanos Tsitsipas beat No.12 Pablo Carreno Busta 6-3, 6-2, 7-5.

STAT OF THE DAY

0-4 – Daniil Medvedev’s career record at Roland Garros entering the tournament. He is now at 4-4 and in the quarterfinals, where he will face Stefanos Tsitsipas.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“It’s just amazing – even though I still play tennis.” – Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, who reached the quarter-finals at 19 and did it again 10 years later.



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