French Open 2022 | Day Seven Preview and Order of Play

Jonathan Davies in French Open 28 May 2022
Medvedev is on a 16-match winning streak (Dubreuil Corinne/ABACA/ABACA/PA Images)

Daniil Medvedev continues his quest for a maiden French Open title when he locks horns with Miomir Kecmanovic at Roland Garros on Saturday.

The world number two is yet to drop a set in his two matches so far; comfortably putting Facundo Bagnis and Laslo Djere to the sword.

Medvedev failed to win a match in each of his first four appearances at the clay-court major, but ended that drought with a run to the quarter-finals last year before losing out to Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Standing in his way of a place in the last is 28th seed Kecmanovic, who is set to appear in round three here for the first time.

Meanwhile, 2021 runner-up Tsitsipas resumes his mission to go the extra step 12 months on against world number 95 Mikael Ymer, who beat Dan Evans to reach this stage for the second year running.

Casper Ruud and Hubert Hurkacz are aiming to advance beyond round three at Roland Garros for the first time when they face Lorenzo Sonego and David Goffin respectively, while Jannik Sinner looks to record a 10th win in 12 matches here against world number 60 Mackenzie McDonald.

Andrey Rublev takes on Cristian Garin in a showdown between the former Junior champions as Marin Cilic and Gilles Simon collide in a battle of the veterans, and rising stars Holger Rune and Hugo Gaston lock horns.

World number one Iga Swiatek, who has dropped just four games so far this week, looks for her 31st successive victory when she plays Danka Kovinic, while third seed Paula Badosa faces Veronika Kudermetova.

Aryna Sabalenka and Camila Giorgi collide with a maiden fourth-round appearance at stake, as former quarter-finalists Daria Kasatkina and Shelby Rogers go head to head.

Jessica Pegula and Elena Rybakina face former Roland Garros semi-finalists in Tamara Zidansek and Madison Keys respectively, while world number 227 Leolia Jeanjean looks to build on her shock victory over Karolina Pliskova when she takes on Irina-Camelia Bagu.

Veteran Alize Cornet, who is appearing in her home Slam for the 18th time, and debutant Qinwen Zheng are also aiming to keep the momentum going after defeating former champions in round two. Cornet beat 2017 winner Jelena Ostapenko as Zheng overcame Simona Halep, who lifted the trophy the following year.

Play gets underway at 10am BST on Saturday 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 Seven Schedule

Saturday May 28

Third Round

Qinwen ZHENG (CHN) v Alize CORNET (FRA)
Gilles SIMON (FRA) v Marin CILIC (CRO) [20]
Holger RUNE (DEN) v Hugo GASTON (FRA)

Irina-Camelia BEGU (ROU) v Leolia JEANJEAN (FRA)
Miomir KECMANOVIC (SRB) [28] v Daniil MEDVEDEV [2]
Paula BADOSA (ESP) [3] v Veronika KUDERMETOVA [29]
Mikael YMER (SWE) v Stefanos TSITSIPAS (GRE) [4]

Mackenzie MCDONALD (USA) v Jannik SINNER (ITA) [11]
Camila GIORGI (ITA) [28] v Aryna SABALENKA [7]
David GOFFIN (BEL) v Hubert HURKACZ (POL) [12]
Madison KEYS (USA) [22] v Elena RYBAKINA (KAZ) [16]

Shelby ROGERS (USA) v Daria KASATKINA [20]

Andrey RUBLEV [7] v Cristian GARIN (CHI)
Jessica PEGULA (USA) [11] v Tamara ZIDANSEK (SLO) [24]
Casper RUUD (NOR) [8] v Lorenzo SONEGO (ITA) [32]

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