18 – years ago, Christian Ruud played his last career tournament at the 2001 Roland-Garros. He retired in the first round against Sargis Sargsian. Had Ruud defeated Sargsian, he would have faced Federer in the second round. On Friday, Federer will face Christian’s son, Casper Ruud, in the Roland-Garros third round.
35 – Kiki Bertens is the first top-four seed in 35 years, since Andrea Jaeger in 1984, to withdraw from women’s singles at Roland-Garros in one of the first two rounds.
45 – 11-time champion Rafael Nadal has won 45 of 46 sets played in the second round at Roland-Garros and he is unbeaten in his last 18 matches here. During that stretch he has won 53 of 54 sets and the only set he's lost came to Diego Schwartzman in last year's quarter-finals.
Quotes of the day
"I know probably more about his dad than about him.”
Roger Federer on his 20-year-old third-round opponent Casper Ruud, whose father Christian coincided with the Swiss on Tour.
“I learned a lot last year. I lost to the finalist of the tournament. He was playing unbelievable, I can tell you that. I played all the guys on clay, but that match, there was a certain moment in the match where he was just crushing it on the court. So I learned that human beings are able to play at that level (smiling). That was amazing to see. And then, yeah, I believed in that, and I wanted to be like – Dominic kind of inspired me because he was one of the first one-handers after Federer to beat Nadal on clay. Cuevas, as well. So these two guys inspired me a lot. I took a lot from him, I think. It's nice to have players like him on the tour where you can just look after and try to take a few things here and there.”
– Tsitsipas on getting inspired by Dominic Thiem.