What to Watch at The French Open on Wednesday

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

Iga Swiatek is the one participant remaining within the girls's draw who has beforehand reached the ultimate of a Grand Slam occasion. Swiatek, the defending champion, continues to be the favourite to win the match, however the impressed performances of these left within the draw signifies that it received’t be straightforward for her to attain the ladies’s singles last on Saturday.

Here are some matches to maintain a watch on.

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

Phillipe Chatrier Court | 5 a.m.

Coco Gauff vs. Barbora Krejcikova

Barbora Krejcikova, the world No. 33, is primarily a doubles specialist, having received two Grand Slam match occasions and reached at least the semifinals on six different events. After a fourth-round breakout in singles at the French Open final 12 months, Krejcikova has bettered her efficiency as soon as once more, by outmaneuvering opponents who focus on the facility of their pictures.

Coco Gauff, the 24th seed, has secured a spot on the U.S. Olympic tennis staff and is now enjoying in her first main quarterfinal. She has typically impressed together with her psychological power and has improved her level building over the previous few years. This match guarantees to be tactically astute, and an excellent lesson for any tennis participant on how to play patiently.

Iga Swiatek after profitable her fourth-round match in opposition to Marta Kostyuk on Monday.Credit…Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters

Phillipe Chatrier Court | 7 a.m.

Iga Swiatek vs. Maria Sakkari

Iga Swiatek, the eighth seed and the defending champion, has barnstormed again into the quarterfinals at Roland Garros with out dropping a set, a powerful present of consistency from the 20-year-old.

Maria Sakkari, the 17th seed, has reached her first Grand Slam quarterfinal after a powerful upset over final 12 months’s finalist, Sofia Kenin. Sakkari’s highly effective baseline pictures can unsettle even the steadiest gamers, and Swiatek will want to counter with some creative play.

Rafael Nadal has seemed unstoppable at this 12 months’s French Open.Credit…Pete Kiehart for The New York Times

Phillipe Chatrier Court | 9 a.m.

Rafael Nadal vs. Diego Schwartzman

Diego Schwartzman, the 10th seed, has not dropped a set on his manner to the quarterfinals. The clay court docket specialist reached the semifinals of the French Open final 12 months however misplaced to Rafael Nadal in straight units.

Nadal, a 13-time French Open champion, has as soon as once more seemed like an unstoppable power. However, a change in model has turn into clear this 12 months. When he was youthful, Nadal received matches on clay by slowly grinding his opponents down. He has switched to extra aggressive factors, placing pictures away and coming to the web extra rapidly. This model has received him 35 straight units over the previous couple of years, and it appears doubtless that he’ll proceed to cruise via to the following spherical.

Novak Djokovic had to combat again from two units down throughout his fourth-round match in opposition to Lorenzo Musetti on Monday.Credit…Ian Langsdon/EPA, by way of Shutterstock

Phillipe Chatrier Court | 2 p.m.

Novak Djokovic vs. Matteo Berrettini

Novak Djokovic, the primary seed, was pushed by Lorenzo Musetti to 5 units in his spherical of 16 match. Djokovic misplaced the primary two units in tight tiebreakers as Musetti performed an impressed stretch of tennis earlier than Djokovic rallied, shedding just one sport earlier than Musetti retired within the fifth set.

Matteo Berrettini, the ninth seed, had a little bit of luck, getting a walkover as Roger Federer withdrew from the French Open forward of their spherical of 16 match. Now, nicely rested, Berrettini will likely be making an attempt to take the initiative and draw on his placing energy to push Djokovic to the sting of his capabilities.