As it happened: June 6
Follow along as we bring you updates from around the grounds at Roland-Garros 2023
10:43pm Alcaraz breezes into last four
The potential semi-final that was circled on everyone's draw sheet at the start of the tournament is officially happening: Carlos Alcaraz will take on Novak Djokovic in the final four at Roland-Garros.
Alcaraz outclassed Tsitsipas in the quarters tonight, easing past the No.5 seed 6-2, 6-1, 7-6(5) in 2hr 12min.
Tsitsipas rallied from 2-5 down in the third but his Alcaraz extinguished his comeback attempt by securing the tiebreak, and the match.
The win sets the Spaniard up for a highly-anticipated last-four clash with Djokovic, who lost his only previous meeting with Alcaraz, in Madrid 13 months ago.
9:35pm No mercy from Carlitos
A double fault from Tsitsipas hands the second set over to Alcaraz, who now leads the Greek 6-2, 6-1 after 65 minutes of play. The top seed is edging closer and closer to a mouthwatering semi-final against Djokovic.
9:00pm Advantage Carlitos
Alcaraz eases to a one-set lead 6-2 over Tsitsipas in 34 minutes. The world No.1 dropped just one point on his first serve and three on his second.
8:00pm Will Alcaraz extend his unbeaten record against Tsitsipas?
Alcaraz, the reigning US Open champion, is bidding for a maiden Roland-Garros semi-final, while Tsitsipas was a finalist in Paris two years ago, and led Djokovic by two-sets-to-love before falling to the Serb in five.
Tsitsipas has NEVER lost a Grand Slam quarter-final, tallying up a 6-0 record at this stage at the majors.
The 20-year-old Alcaraz, who beat Tsitsipas in their two previous meetings on clay (Barcelona QF 2022, Barcelona final 2023), is the youngest player to reach the men's Roland-Garros quarter-finals in back-to-back years since Djokovic in 2006-07.
The Spaniard is appearing in his fourth career Grand Slam quarter-final in his ninth tournament. He is 34-3 win-loss this season (24-2 on clay).
6:54pm Djokovic reaches 12th RG semi-final
World No.3 Novak Djokovic needed four sets to overcome No.11 seed Karen Khachanov to reach the 45th Grand Slam semi-final of his career, and 12th at Roland-Garros.
The Serb needed 3hr 48min to defeat Khachanov 4-6, 7-6(0), 6-2, 6-4 and set up a semi-final against Carlos Alcaraz or Stefanos Tsitsipas.
6:07pm Andreescu/Venus complete mixed doubles semis
After losing to Lesia Tsurenko in the singles third round, Bianca Andreescu has stuck around in Paris and is through to the semi-finals in mixed doubles alongside New Zealand's Michael Venus.
The duo defeated Marta Kostyuk and Marcelo Arevalo 7-5, 3-6, [10-6] and will next take on Nathaniel Lammons and Gabriela Dabrowski.
6:01pm Djokovic grabs the third
After dropping the opening set, Djokovic now leads Khachanov 4-6, 7-6(0) 6-2 and appears to have taken control of the contest. The third set lasted 41 minutes and saw Djokovic drop ONE point on his first serve and ZERO points on his second serve.
The incredible Diede de Groot recorded a 100th consecutive victory today in women's wheelchair singles. The Dutch legend posted a 6-2, 6-2 win over French wildcard Emmanuelle Morch.
De Groot was gifted a PSG shirt with the number 100 printed on the back to commemorate her milestone victory on court.
The 26-year-old De Groot hasn't lost a match in over two years, with her last defeat coming to Yui Kamiji at the Melbourne Wheelchair Open in February 2021. The Dutchwoman has won the singles title at the last nine Grand Slam tournaments. She is bidding to win her 18th major trophy overall this week.
5:17pm Djokovic draws level
Djokovic has evened up the contest against Khachanov 4-6, 7-6(0), sweeping the tiebreak to secure the 65-minute second set.
4:10pm Khachanov takes opening set
Khachanov has grabbed set one 6-4 over Djokovic with a service winner to take the lead in 56 minutes. The No.11 seed has dropped just two points on his first serve and four on his second - pretty remarkable against the best returner in the game.
3:59pm Karen up a break
Khachanov claimed the first break of serve of the match to inch ahead 3-2 and has managed to consolidate his advantage. He's up 5-3 on Djokovic, who is serving to stay in the set and has just saved a set point with a signature down-the-line backhand winner.
3:05pm Djokovic-Khachanov up next
Khachanov's only previous win over Djokovic came at the ATP Masters 1000 in Paris, on indoor hard courts, back in 2018.
The No.11 seed is trying to reach a third consecutive Grand Slam semi-final, while Djokovic is looking to reach a 45th major semi-final overall, and 12th at Roland-Garros.
2:47pm Aryna into the last four
World No.2 Aryna Sabalenka has punched her ticket to the semi-finals at Roland-Garros for the first time (completing her Grand Slam box-set of last-four appearances) with a composed 6-4, 6-4 win against former world No.3 Elina Svitolina.
Sabalenka now owns a tour-leading 34 match-wins in 2023 and will take on Karolina Muchova in the final four.
To replace Swiatek at the top of the rankings, Sabalenka must out-perform the Pole here in Paris.
1:50pm Aryna takes first set
A sole break of serve late in the set saw Sabalenka take a 6-4 lead over Svitolina in 41 minutes.
1:30pm Sabalenka-Svitolina under way
World No.2 Aryna Sabalenka and Elina Svitolina are squaring off on Court Philippe-Chatrier, both bidding for a maiden Roland-Garros semi-final spot.
They're 1-1 head-to-head but haven't played each other since 2020. Svitolina is contesting her first Grand Slam since giving birth to daughter Skai last October, while Sabalenka is the reigning Australian Open champion and is looking to win back-to-back majors and to dethrone Iga Swiatek at the top of the rankings. A title run in Paris would see Sabalenka take over the No.1 spot.
12:48pm Muchova into the semis
Since 1990, seven Czech women had reached the semi-finals in Paris - today, Karolina Muchova has become the eighth, thanks to a 7-5, 6-2 victory over 2021 runner-up Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.
In a 1hr 38min clash on Court Philippe-Chatrier, Muchova fired 21 winners against 15 unforced errors as she booked herself a maiden spot in the final four on Parisian clay.
12:20pm Muchova in the lead
Muchova grabbed a one-hour opening set that witnessed a combined five breaks of serve 7-5 and is up a break in the second set as she inches closer to a maiden Roland-Garros semi-final.
11:00am Muchova searches for maiden RG semi-final
World No.43 Muchova took their most recent clash, at Wimbledon two years ago in straight sets. Both players have had terrible luck with injuries and have been savouring every moment of this march to the quarter-finals.
Muchova, who is a former Australian Open semi-finalist and a two-time Wimbledon quarter-finalist, is appearing in the last eight in Paris for the first time.
Pavlyuchenkova missed seven months of action due to a knee injury last year and is ranked No.333 in the world right now (her protected ranking is 21). The former world No.11 is competing in her 15th Roland-Garros main draw and owns a 1-6 record in Grand Slam quarter-finals.
Bonjour à tous!
Hello everyone and welcome to Day 10 at Roland-Garros. It's the second Tuesday of the Parisian Slam and quarter-finals action of men's and women's singles is set to begin.
Karolina Muchova and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova kick off proceedings on Court Philippe-Chatrier as they square off in an exciting last-eight meeting. Supermom Elina Svitolina will be next up, taking on world No.2 Aryna Sabalenka before Novak Djokovic closes out the day session against Karen Khachanov. The night session will feature a highly-anticipated duel between Carlos Alcaraz and Stefanos Tsitsipas, who is in search of a first victory over the Spaniard in their fifth meeting.
The wheelchair competitions also start today, while juniors, doubles and mixed doubles continue.
Here's some essential reading material to get you going before the matches begin.