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ROLAND GARROS – Only one man has beaten Carlos Alcaraz on clay this year and, as luck would have it, the French Open saw Sebastian Korda face the Spaniard again in the third round.

Korda knows his way around Roland Garros. Two years ago he reached the fourth round before meeting Rafael Nadal, a man he adored so much that a family dog ​​was named after him.

The American is a much more mature player now; then he had to get through the qualifiers and although this time he is a seeded player with expectations beyond the third or fourth round, he will start this game as a clear underdog.

At least he has good muscle memory. The pair met in Monte Carlo last month and Korda emerged victorious, the match that was followed by Alcaraz’s notable runs in Barcelona and Madrid.

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How to watch Alcaraz vs Korda

  • date: Friday, May 27th
  • time: Not before 7:45pm BST
  • Venue: court Philippe Chatrier
  • TV: Eurosport 1 (Sky channel 410, BT 435, Virgin 521)
  • live electricity: Online only Discovery+ subscription sports pack for £6.99 a month or £59.99 annually on Sky, Amazon Prime Video channels, Roku and Vodafone, as well as LG Smart TV, Samsung Smart TVs and Amazon Fire TV

Admittedly it was an odd match in very windy conditions and Alcaraz had hardly come down to earth since winning in Miami, but still there is a certain basis of confidence for Korda that he will surely need to infuse the aura around to overcome the Spaniard.

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Albert Ramos-Vinolas nearly burst the bubble in the second round, serving for the match and just a point away from winning it.

Alcaraz rallied to win the fourth and fifth sets but it was four hours and 38 minutes of transplant that even the superhuman teenager surely felt at the end, despite showing plenty of mileage even in the last set when he ran from the outside Tram line to the other side of the court for consecutive balls and then winning the otherwise suggested point.

“It was a great point at the end of the fifth. Long game,” said Alcaraz. “Being able to run like that and get the point like I did is, yeah, it’s amazing.”

He added: “The movement is one thing that I work on a lot. I think it’s so important to move well on the court, in tennis in general it’s really important. I work hard to move well.”

One thing Ramos-Vinolas did that many struggled to do was buy Alcaraz time, something he could only really do given his natural lack of power with only his position on court.

Korda should at least be able to challenge him with some of those, but Alcaraz could hardly be a different challenge than in his first two rounds against John Millman and Richard Gasquet, both challenges in their own way but not on the same planet as the No. 6 seeds, though it’s about ball hits.

It will probably be a big occasion too. Not only is this the first time Korda has played a top 10 player in a slam since meeting Nadal in 2020, it will also likely mark the first time in 2022 that the French Open night tennis sessions will feature two real ones harbor stars.

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Stefanos Tsitsipas lost two sets on Tuesday night before coming back and winning in five, but in truth it wasn’t a classic competition. Instead, a Friday night showdown between Alcaraz and Korda should bring at least lengthy competitive points and the kind of highlights such an occasion deserves.

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