What to Watch on Tuesday at the 2021 French Open

How to watch: 5 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Eastern time on the Tennis Channel, streaming on the Tennis Channel+.

With eight gamers remaining on all sides of the singles draw, two divergent narratives have taken form. Six girls will probably be making their first quarterfinal look in a significant occasion, a document for the Open period. On the males’s aspect, there will probably be just one first-timer, and there will probably be seven gamers in the prime 10. In both case, although, all sides is certain to have at least one first-time French Open finalist.

Here are some matches to preserve a watch on.

Because of the variety of matches biking by means of courts, the instances for particular person matchups are estimates and will fluctuate based mostly on when earlier play is accomplished. All instances are Eastern.

Court PhilipPe-Chatrier | 6 a.m.

Paula Badosa vs. Tamara Zidansek

Paula Badosa, the 33rd seed, defeated the 20th seed, Marketa Vondrousova, in a three-set fourth-round match to attain her first Grand Slam quarterfinal. Badosa, a 23-year-old Spaniard, had loads of winners, however extra usually she was forcing errors out of her opponent.

Tamara Zidansek, a 23-year-old Slovenian who ranked No. 85, upset the No. 6 seed Bianca Andreescu in the first spherical to document her first main-draw victory at Roland Garros. Zidansek had tight matches in the third and fourth rounds, and Badosa will pose a tricky take a look at for a participant who has carried out close to her peak at this match.

Elena Rybakina defeated Serena Williams to earn a quarterfinal look.Credit…Christophe Archambault/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Court Phillipe-Chatrier | eight a.m.

Elena Rybakina vs. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova

Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia, a doubles group that has superior to a Wednesday quarterfinal, will oppose one another in a singles quarterfinal the day earlier than.

Rybakina, the 21st seed, powered previous Serena Williams on Sunday for a straight-sets win that put her in her first Grand Slam singles quarterfinal. The 21-year-old has discovered success largely on hardcourts in the previous, however she has used flat baseline pictures to push opponents round the clay courts of Roland Garros.

Pavlyuchenkova, the 31st seed, upset two Belarusian gamers, Aryna Sabalenka and Victoria Azarenka, in three-set matches on her method to the quarterfinals. Pavlyuchenkova, 29, gained two junior Grand Slam titles, however she has by no means superior previous the quarterfinals of a significant occasion. On Tuesday, in her seventh try, she has to hope that her expertise will let her outlast her doubles associate.

Court PhilipPe-Chatrier | 10 a.m.

Alexander Zverev vs. Alejandro Davidovich Fokina

Alexander Zverev, the sixth seed, began the match by dropping the first two units relatively shortly earlier than clawing again and shedding solely 4 extra video games on his method to victory. The 24-year-old German then gained every of the subsequent matches in straight units, however he appeared convincing solely in his fourth-round dismantling of Kei Nishikori. With two earlier French Open quarterfinals beneath his belt, Zverev will probably be hoping to draw on his expertise.

Alejandro Davidovich Fokina, ranked No. 46, has reached his first Grand Slam quarterfinal after a grueling gauntlet of matches. The 22-year-old Spaniard went to 5 units in his second- and third-round matches, and 4 units in his round-of-16 slog towards Federico Delbonis. Fokina’s aggressive model has put opponents on shaky floor, and will probably be attention-grabbing to see if he can unsettle a top-10 participant with that method.

Stefanos Tsitsipas returned the ball throughout his fourth-round match.Credit…Anne-Christine Poujoulat/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Court PhilipPe-Chatrier | three p.m.

Stefanos Tsitsipas vs. Daniil Medvedev

Stefanos Tsitsipas, the fifth seed, has misplaced just one set up to now, in the third spherical towards the hard-serving John Isner. The 22-year-old Greek has reached three main semifinals, together with at the French Open final yr.

Daniil Medvedev, the second seed, was knocked out in the first spherical of the French Open in every of the previous 4 years, however he has misplaced just one set on the method to the quarterfinals. The 25-year-old Russian seems to have made peace along with his least favourite floor, leaning into the strengths that make him such a fearsome opponent on arduous courts.

Although Medvedev has gained six of his earlier seven matches on tour towards Tsitsipas, solely a kind of matches was on clay, the place Tsitsipas is usually favored. The quarterfinal between these two younger stars ought to be stuffed with shifting dynamics as a result of Medvedev and Tsitsipas have a tendency to spar with the number of their pictures relatively than attempt to overpower one another.

Here are a number of extra matches to preserve a watch on.

Karolina Pliskova/Kristyna Pliskova vs. Katerina Siniakova/Barbora Krejcikova; Court Simonne-Mathieu, 6 a.m.

Wesley Koolhof/Demi Schuurs vs. Aslan Karatsev/Elena Vesnina; Court Simonne-Mathieu, 10 a.m.