French Open 2022 | Day Eight Preview and Order of Play

Jonathan Davies in French Open 30 May 2022
Djokovic boasts a 15-0 record at this stage at Roland Garros (ZUMA Press, Inc./Alamy Live News)

Novak Djokovic looks to maintain his perfect record in the French Open fourth round when he faces Diego Schwartzman on Sunday.

Indeed, the reigning champion has never lost at this stage at Roland Garros; winning all 15 such matches since making his debut in 2005.

The Serb is yet to drop a set in his three matches so far; extending his winning streak on clay to eight having triumphed in Rome earlier this month.

Although, the world number one now faces his toughest test in 15th seed Schwartzman, who has reached the quarter-finals in three of his last four appearances at Roland Garros.

Rafael Nadal also reeled off nine sets without reply in the opening three rounds. The 13-time champion looks to continue that momentum against ninth seed Felix Auger-Aliassime, who is appearing in the last 16 here for the first time.

Third seed Alexander Zverev is back in round four for a fifth successive year. Bernabe Zapata Miralles stands in his way of a quarter-final place; the Spanish qualifier defeating three Americans en route to his maiden last-16 appearance at a Slam.

Carlos Alcaraz also finds himself in unchartered territory at Roland Garros. The sixth seed is looking to record his 14th consecutive victory on clay when he faces Karen Khachanov, who is appearing in the last 16 here for the fifth time in six years.

Over in the ladies’ draw, Coco Gauff is yet to drop a set this year. The American teenager aims to continue that form against Elise Mertens, who makes her first fourth-round appearance in Paris since 2018.

US Open runner-up Leylah Fernandez and Jil Teichmann are appearing in the last 16 here for the first time. They face Amanda Anisimova and 2018 runner-up Sloane Stephens respectively.

Meanwhile, Rabat champion Martina Trevisan is targeting a ninth successive victory when she faces Aliaksandra Sasnovich, who has defeated Emma Raducanu and Angelique Kerber to secure her maiden appearance in the fourth round.

Play gets underway at 10am BST on Sunday with all ladies’ matches contested over the best of three sets, and all showdowns in the men’s draw played over five sets at Roland Garros.


French Open 2022 Day Eight Schedule

Sunday May 29

Round Four

Leylah FERNANDEZ (CDN) [17] v Amanda Anisimova (USA) [27]
Elise MERTENS (BEL) [31] v Coco GAUFF (USA) [18]
Felix AUGER-ALIASSIME (CDN) [9] v Rafael NADAL (ESP) [5]
Karen KHACHANOV [21] v Carlos ALCARAZ (ESP) [6]

Martina TREVISAN (ITA) v Aliaksandra SASNOVICH
Novak DJOKOVIC (SRB) [1] v Diego SCHWARTZMAN (ARG) [15]
Alexander ZVEREV (GER) [3] v Bernabe ZAPATA MIRALLES (ESP)

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