Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic the third round of the Roland Garros 2022 turns out to be a very pure formality. The world number one plays an extraordinarily orderly match against an opponent who tries with rather modest results to break through the Serbian wall from the baseline and to adapt a tactical plan lacking in alternatives.
Nole sips her energy and above all spreads the three breaks in a surgical way: after a sort of competitive training lasting one hundred and six minutes of play, she effectively seals the success at 6-3 6-3 6-3 and reaches Diego Schwartzman in the round of 16 , who at the beginning of the day gets rid of Grigor Dimitrov without particular worries.
Botis Van de Zandschlup contributes to the lawsuit with a bad performance against Rafael Nadal. Dictated by a flood of unforced errors and by the last contribution of the first ball. After a break at the start, unique for the Spaniard, the 6-3 6-2 6-4 that he matures after just under two hours of play is a logical consequence for the Spaniard.
The best and the worst from the Parisian Slam
Two champions, two versions and different game and tennis interpretations, for some similar traits, but with substantial differences. They are on the same side of the Draw as Carlos Alcaraz, who was also the winner today.
A shame. The third man is him, Alcaraz, who says he is ready to win even in Paris: "What helps me is that I always play a very aggressive game, no matter if I'm winning or losing and if I'm struggling with a difficult match.
or not, I keep my style of play all the time and I think that makes a difference. The possible challenges against Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal? If I win my matches I will only have to face one of them and I think I'm ready.
Playing against them in the Grand Slams and therefore at the best of five is very different than playing against them in the best of three sets! " Djokovic meanwhile is still shocked by what happened to Boris Becker: "The news broke my heart.
I don't want to go into the details of the trial. I'm talking about the relationship I have had with Boris over the years. I have always considered him a friend. He was very close to my family. We have always had a great relationship, especially during our collaboration.
Our off-pitch relationship will continue. I talked to one of his children and if I can do something to help them, I will. What happened is terrible. A legend of our sport. I just hope he's okay. "