Order of Play: Friday Day 6

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The third round gets underway and things are hotting up at Roland-Garros 2022

Leylah Fernandez, Roland Garros 2022, second round© Loïc Wacziak/FFT

With just 32 players left in each of the men's and women's singles competitions, and a place in the second week at stake, the excitement and intensity around the grounds is ramping up.

Play on Friday begins at 12:00pm on Court Philippe-Chatrier and 11:00am on all other courts.

US Open finalist Leylah Fernandez eased through her first two rounds and now faces Olympic champion Belinda Bencic first up on Court Philippe-Chatrier.

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They are followed by defending champion Novak Djokovic as his quest for a third Roland-Garros title continues apace. The Serb faces Slovenian Aljaz Bedene who is looking to make the fourth round of the tournament on his 10th attempt.

French wildcard Diane Parry can once again count on the support of home fans as she comes up against former Roland-Garros finalist Sloane Stephens.

No.6 seed Carlos Alcaraz will be looking to put his dramatic second-round escape from Albert Ramos-Vinolas behind him as he closes out the action on Chatrier against Sebastian Korda, who booked his place in the third round with a win against Richard Gasquet on Wednesday.

Another escape artist from the second round, No.3 seed Alexander Zverev takes to Court Suzanne-Lenglen to face world No.75 Brandon Nakashima.

A pick of the treats across the other show courts includes the youth versus experience match-up of Coco Gauff and Kaia Kanepi on Court Suzanne-Lenglen, which is followed by world No.29 Botic van de Zandschulp as he tries to halt Rafael Nadal's bid for a 14th title here in Paris.

Former world No.3 Grigor Dimitrov and Diego Schwartzman, separated by just two years in age and five ranking places, open on Court Simonne-Mathieu, with British No.10 seed Cameron Norrie closing out the day on that court with a match-up against Karen Khachanov.

Elsewhere, Court 14 hosts two matches that promise to be a delight for fans: world No.59 Marina Trevisan meets Australia's Daria Saville, before No.9 seed Felix Auger-Aliassime takes to the court to face Filip Krajinovic.