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French Open 2024: Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner renew feisty rivalry hoping to give a taste of tennis’s future

This week at the French Open, for just the third time in 20 years, none of Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, and Novak Djokovic got through to the quarterfinal of a Major.The triumvirate have loomed so large over men’s tennis that tracking their progress, and any potential face offs, through to the final stages of Grand Slam tournaments had become a habit. But with Federer out, Nadal’s long, drawn-out attempts of another miracle in Paris crushed in the very first round, and Djokovic’s problems with his form compounding with a latest injury setback, curtains for the era they defined seem like they have all but come down. Succession plans, however, often have a way of falling in place on their own. On Friday, Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner will take each other on for a place in the final at ...

Djokovic withdraws from French Open 2024 quarterfinal due to injury

World No. 1 and defending French Open champion Novak Djokovic has withdrawn from the Roland Garros due to an injury ahead of the quarterfinals on Tuesday. Lok Sabha Election Results 2024 “Due to a torn medial meniscus in his right knee (discovered during an MRI scan), Djokovic, who was supposed to play Casper Ruud in the quarterfinals tomorrow, has been forced to withdraw from the Roland Garros tournament,” organisers said. The extent of the injury was found during an MRI exam a day after Djokovic was hurt during a fourth-round victory against No. 23 Francisco Cerundolo that lasted five sets spread across more than four-and-a-half hours. “I don’t know what will happen tomorrow — or after tomorrow, if I’ll be able to step out on the court and play,” the 37-year-old Djokovic said Monda...

World No.1 Novak Djokovic pulls out of French Open ahead of quarter-final with knee injury | Tennis News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Reigning champion Novak Djokovic on Tuesday pulled out of French Open ahead to his quarter-final match due to a knee injury he sustained during his grueling fourth-round victory over Francisco Cerundolo, said to tournament organizers. The Serb's pursuit of a record-breaking 25th Grand Slam title has come to an end with this withdrawal.As a result of Djokovic's absence, Italian Jannik Sinner will take over the world number one ranking later this month. "Due to a torn medial meniscus in his right knee (discovered during an MRI scan), Djokovic, who was supposed to play Casper Ruud in the quarter-finals tomorrow, has been forced to withdraw from the Roland Garros tournament," the organizers said.Ruud, who was the runner-up in last year's tournament, will progress to the semi-fina...

Novak Djokovic shrugs off injury, pips Cerundolo in another French Open epic | Tennis News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Defending champion Novak Djokovic faced a tough challenge to subdue Argentine Francisco Cerundolo in Paris on Monday, ultimately triumphing with a 6-1, 5-7, 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 victory to advance to the quarter-finals of the French Open. Djokovic encountered a knee issue during the match but managed to recover and secure the milestone victory.The Serb, who is in pursuit of a record-extending 25th Grand Slam title, notched his 370th match victory at the majors, surpassing Swiss great Roger Federer.However, Djokovic's inconsistent performance in this match may give hope to his title rivals.Despite a strong start, Djokovic faced challenges throughout the match, particularly struggling with a knee issue that required on-court treatment. Cerundolo capitalized on Djokovic's vulnerabiliti...