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Roland Garros Order Of Play - Day 3: Tuesday, May 28
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Roland Garros Order Of Play - Day 3: Tuesday, May 28
(All matches, on all courts, are listed in order to give you a feel for when everything will begin and end.)



Court Philippe Chatrier - 11:00 AM

Marion Bartoli (FRA) (13) vs. Olga Govortsova (BLR)
Novak Djokovic (SRB) (1) vs. David Goffin (BEL)
Nicolas Mahut (FRA) vs. Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) (8)
Elena Vesnina (RUS) vs. Victoria Azarenka (BLR) (3)



Court Suzanne Lenglen - 11:00 AM

Tommy Haas (GER) (12) vs. Guillaume Rufin (FRA)
Alize Cornet (FRA) (31) vs. Maria Joao Koehler (POR)
Benoit Paire (FRA) (24) vs. Marcos Baghdatis (CYP)
Petra Kvitova (CZE) (7) vs. Aravane Rezai (FRA)



Court 1 - 11:00 AM

Kimiko Date-Krumm (JPN) vs. Samantha Stosur (AUS) (9)
Florent Serra (FRA) vs. Nikolay Davydenko (RUS)
Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) (9) vs. Thiemo De Bakker (NED)
Nina Bratchikova (POR) vs. Maria Kirilenko (RUS) (12)



Court 2 - 11:00 AM

Jelena Jankovic (SRB) (18) vs. Daniela Hantuchova (SVK)
Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) vs. Lauren Davis (USA)
Fernando Verdasco (ESP) vs. Marc Gicquel (FRA)
Anna Karolina Schmiedlova (SVK) vs. Yanina Wickmayer (BEL)



Court 3 - 11:00 AM

Jack Sock (USA) vs. Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP)
Jiri Vesely (CZE) vs. Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) (16)
Marina Erakovic (NZL) vs. Elena Baltacha (GBR)
Stefanie Voegele (SUI) vs. Heather Watson (GBR)



Court 4 - 11:00 AM

Federico Delbonis (ARG) vs. Julian Reister (GER)
Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) vs. Silvia Soler-Espinosa (ESP)
Klara Zakopalova (CZE) (23) vs. Kaia Kanepi (EST)



Court 5 - 11:00 AM

Coco Vandeweghe (USA) vs. Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) (27)
Ivan Dodig (CRO) vs. Guido Pella (ARG)
Shuai Peng (CHN) vs. Camila Giorgi (ITA)



Court 6 - 11:00 AM

Bernard Tomic (AUS) vs. Victor Hanescu (ROU)
Florian Mayer (GER) (28) vs. Denis Istomin (UZB)
Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) (16) vs. Lesia Tsurenko (UKR)
Ashleigh Barty (AUS) vs. Lucie Hradecka (CZE)



Court 7 - 11:00 AM

Alex Kuznetsov (USA) vs. Lucas Pouille (FRA)
Philipp Marx (GER) / Florin Mergea (ROU) vs. Gael Monfils (FRA) / Josselin Ouanna (FRA)
Lukasz Kubot (POL) vs. Maxime Teixeira (FRA)
Jamie Hampton (USA) vs. Lucie Safarova (CZE) (25)



Court 8 - 11:00 AM

Kristyna Pliskova (CZE) vs. Mariana Duque-Marino (COL)
Jan Hajek (CZE) / Radek Stepanek (CZE) vs. Mariusz Fyrstenberg (POL) (16) / Marcin Matkowski (POL) (16)
Vasek Pospisil (CAN) vs. Horacio Zeballos (ARG)



Court 10 - 11:00 AM

James Cerretani (USA) / Lukas Lacko (SVK) vs. Alexander Peya (AUT) (7) / Bruno Soares (BRA) (7)
Frantisek Cermak (CZE) / Michal Mertinak (SVK) vs. Benjamin Becker (GER) / Philipp Petzschner (GER)
Juan Sebastian Cabal (COL) / Robert Farah (COL) vs. Xavier Malisse (BEL) / Ken Skupski (GBR)
Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi (PAK) (6) / Jean-Julien Rojer (NED) (6) vs. Evgeny Donskoy (RUS) / Dmitry Tursunov (RUS)



Court 11 - 11:00 AM

Aljaz Bedene (SLO) / Grega Zemlja (SLO) vs. Lukas Dlouhy (CZE) / Rajeev Ram (USA)
Robin Haase (NED) / Igor Sijsling (NED) vs. Christopher Kas (GER) / Oliver Marach (AUT)
Tomasz Bednarek (POL) / Jerzy Janowicz (POL) vs. Mahesh Bhupathi (IND) (4) / Rohan Bopanna (IND) (4)
Kevin Anderson (RSA) / Bernard Tomic (AUS) vs. Paolo Lorenzi (ITA) / Potito Starace (ITA)



Court 14 - 11:00 AM

Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) (29) vs. Pablo Andujar (ESP)
Daniele Bracciali (ITA) (14) / Fabio Fognini (ITA) (14) vs. Jonathan Erlich (ISR) / Andy Ram (ISR)
Pablo Andujar (ESP) / Tommy Robredo (ESP) vs. Julien Benneteau (FRA) (13) / Nenad Zimonjic (SRB) (13)



Court 16 - 11:00 AM

Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR) (22) vs. Dmitry Tursunov (RUS)
Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA) / Nicolas Renavand (FRA) vs. Jurgen Melzer (AUT) (9) / Leander Paes (IND) (9)
Paul-Henri Mathieu (FRA) / Lucas Pouille (FRA) vs. Andreas Seppi (ITA) / Viktor Troicki (SRB)



Court 17 - 11:00 AM

Alejandro Falla (COL) vs. Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) (26)
Simone Bolelli (ITA) vs. Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE)
Bob Bryan (USA) (1) / Mike Bryan (USA) (1) vs. Jonathan Eysseric (FRA) / Fabrice Martin (FRA)
Sandra Zahlavova (CZE) vs. Annika Beck (GER)
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27-May-2013 04:57 PM
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RE: Roland Garros Order Of Play - Day 3
The Frenchmen have been hanging tough. Can Mahut score the upset of the recently unreliable Tipsarevic? I like Paire's chances over Baghdatis.

We might look at Wawrinka's form over the once-promising Thiemo De Bakker. And I think Youzhny v. Andujar could be a fight.
27-May-2013 06:38 PM
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RE: Roland Garros Order Of Play - Day 3
It will be interesting to see how Goffin will do against Djokovic. Last year he made it to the last 16 where he gave Roger a hard time. If he goes out in the first round this time his ranking will really take a nosedive. That puts on the one hand a lot of pressure on him, but on the other hand it's one of those "nothing to lose matches" for him because it's against Novak.
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RE: Roland Garros Order Of Play - Day 3
Baghdatis is in a terrible form recently but should he play his more usual game his match with Paire is with huge potential.

Dimitrov vs Falla the same thing if Falla is capable of playing his best.

Other than that and if you are not a No1e fan so you want to see him mincing Goffin in under 28 minutes, probably nothing much on men side.
28-May-2013 03:48 AM
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RE: Roland Garros Order Of Play - Day 3
(28-May-2013 02:53 AM)jhar26 Wrote:  It will be interesting to see how Goffin will do against Djokovic. Last year he made it to the last 16 where he gave Roger a hard time. If he goes out in the first round this time his ranking will really take a nosedive. That puts on the one hand a lot of pressure on him, but on the other hand it's one of those "nothing to lose matches" for him because it's against Novak.

The nosedive Goffin is facing will reflect his true poor record this year 7-14. while he was 19-16 before in his career.
IMO he is just an average top 100 player, not much hope there, to become a leader of the younger generation.
28-May-2013 06:20 AM
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RE: Roland Garros Order Of Play - Day 3
Falla-Dimitrov on court No 17. Bryan Brothers there as well - and i think unlike at the USO, Court 17 here really is no show court, but the classic "parking lot" experience.
28-May-2013 07:00 AM
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RE: Roland Garros Order Of Play - Day 3
Rain rain rain..I wonder how many matches will be played today
28-May-2013 07:43 AM
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RE: Roland Garros Order Of Play - Day 3
Well, Tursunov straight-setted Dolgopolov. Tomic and Falla retired. Jack Sock straight-setted Garcia-Lopez.
28-May-2013 10:38 AM
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RE: Roland Garros Order Of Play - Day 3
Dolgo is a disappointment...Good for Sock. I am also wondering why Tomic retired...

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RE: Roland Garros Order Of Play - Day 3
Goffin hitting some nice shots there...

28-May-2013 12:18 PM
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RE: Roland Garros Order Of Play - Day 3
It seems like the field is getting closer to the Big 4. Brands testing Nadal, Dimitrov taking sets off Nadal and Djokovic, Djokovic in a battle with Goffin. Federer losing quite a lot this year.
28-May-2013 12:37 PM
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RE: Roland Garros Order Of Play - Day 3
I am impressed with Goffin.
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RE: Roland Garros Order Of Play - Day 3
(28-May-2013 01:39 PM)Mog Wrote:  I am impressed with Goffin.

Me, too. He's only 22, so I'm hoping we'll see a lot more of him in the future.
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RE: Roland Garros Order Of Play - Day 3
I've taped the Nole-Goffin match - I was following the scoreline, seriously tight...thought I saw a few breaks on both sides.

It's not been a ho-hum first few days...hard to be back at work after 2 great days watching from the couch!
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RE: Roland Garros Order Of Play - Day 3
(28-May-2013 01:39 PM)Mog Wrote:  I am impressed with Goffin.
Goffin seems to find his best on the big stage agaisnt top guys at RG. On the tour though, he's been lukewarm in the rest. H e needs to play better, week in, week out.
For me, as of now, he won't be more than an Oli Rochus, who's stature has inherited.

Special mention for Guido Pella (just turned 23y, 10 days ago), who I think will continue the tradition of good clay argentinian players. He defeated Dodig in 5 sets (12-10 in the 5th), scoring his first GS win, following his breakthrough event last week.
He broke last year in July in top 200, now he is surging in the top 100.
He will get some good exposure, as he is Nole's next opponent.
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RE: Roland Garros Order Of Play - Day 3
(28-May-2013 08:52 PM)herios Wrote:  
(28-May-2013 01:39 PM)Mog Wrote:  I am impressed with Goffin.
Goffin seems to find his best on the big stage agaisnt top guys at RG. On the tour though, he's been lukewarm in the rest. H e needs to play better, week in, week out.
For me, as of now, he won't be more than an Oli Rochus, who's stature has inherited.

I'm not actually sure what you mean by "stature was inherited." I think Olivier had the better career over Christophe. And Olivier has made quite a career for himself, by being crafty. I think Goffin is in that mold. However, he should work on his ROS and defensive skills, since his serve is unlikely to be a weapon. But he has many natural gifts.
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RE: Roland Garros Order Of Play - Day 3
(28-May-2013 08:52 PM)herios Wrote:  For me, as of now, he won't be more than an Oli Rochus, who's stature has inherited.

Hey, don't beat up my boy Oli Rochus! Angry [See avatar.]





[I'm just kidding around, of course. He is a little guy, but he's clever and wily in his own way.]
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RE: Roland Garros Order Of Play - Day 3
(28-May-2013 09:23 PM)Moxie629 Wrote:  
(28-May-2013 08:52 PM)herios Wrote:  
(28-May-2013 01:39 PM)Mog Wrote:  I am impressed with Goffin.
Goffin seems to find his best on the big stage agaisnt top guys at RG. On the tour though, he's been lukewarm in the rest. H e needs to play better, week in, week out.
For me, as of now, he won't be more than an Oli Rochus, who's stature has inherited.

I'm not actually sure what you mean by "stature was inherited." I think Olivier had the better career over Christophe. And Olivier has made quite a career for himself, by being crafty. I think Goffin is in that mold. However, he should work on his ROS and defensive skills, since his serve is unlikely to be a weapon. But he has many natural gifts.

stature = height.
I don't say he is not crafty, but his achievemts ill be limited by shis size. If he'll do as well as Rochus, that would be remarkable, but I do not see him as a future threat to a top 20.

(28-May-2013 10:05 PM)tented Wrote:  
(28-May-2013 08:52 PM)herios Wrote:  For me, as of now, he won't be more than an Oli Rochus, who's stature has inherited.

Hey, don't beat up my boy Oli Rochus! Angry [See avatar.]





[I'm just kidding around, of course. He is a little guy, but he's clever and wily in his own way.]

Oli had quite a creer, just making a paralell in terms of both being belgian and similar in height. Not every player will be able to climb the ladder to the very top, we know that. Oli made the most of it.

(28-May-2013 10:50 AM)1972Murat Wrote:  Dolgo is a disappointment...Good for Sock. I am also wondering why Tomic retired...

It's been months at least, since i scaled down my expectations of Dolgopolov, I think he'll be an underachiever. He needs more than just talent.
Good for Sock indeed, Gilbert said he thinks of the USA youngsters he's got the most upside potential.
Bernie Tomic had a right hamstring injury, was treated right after 3 games in the first set, he played limping then retired in 3rd set.
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RE: Roland Garros Order Of Play - Day 3
Goffin is listed at 5'll/155lbs. That makes him similar to Gilles Simon. Not short, but slight. Ferrer is 5'7", but listed at 160lbs. Stockier. These guys aren't THAT small. (OK, though Rochus is, but think what he's done with it!) What they lack in size, they have to make up in guile, game and fitness. I think Goffin has enough game to match them, if he has the commitment.
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RE: Roland Garros Order Of Play - Day 3
(28-May-2013 11:28 PM)Moxie629 Wrote:  Goffin is listed at 5'll/155lbs. That makes him similar to Gilles Simon. Not short, but slight. Ferrer is 5'7", but listed at 160lbs. Stockier. These guys aren't THAT small. (OK, though Rochus is, but think what he's done with it!) What they lack in size, they have to make up in guile, game and fitness. I think Goffin has enough game to match them, if he has the commitment.

Ferrer is 5'9 I think
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