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French Open LIVE: Latest tennis scores and results as Novak Djokovic returns after ‘unhealthy’ late finish and updates from Aryna Sabalenka vs Emma Navarro

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The fourth round of the French Open continues with Novak Djokovic returning to action after arriving at 3 a.m. Saturday evening.

Djokovic, 37, beat Lorenzo Musetti in the latest result in French Open history to keep his hopes of winning a 25th Grand Slam title alive. The world number 1 now faces Argentina’s Francisco Cerundolo after other players including Coco Gauff and Iga Swiatek criticized the tournament schedule and warned Djokovic’s late-night epic was ‘not healthy’ .

Elsewhere today, Aryna Sabalenka and Elena Rybakina are in action as they look to reach the quarter-finals. Rybakina faces Elina Svitolina in the opening match on Philippe-Chatrier before Sabelanka takes on American Emma Navarro. Djokovic then returns against Cerundolo before the night session features a meeting between German fourth seed Alexander Zverev and 21-year-old star Holger Rune.

Follow live updates and latest scores from Roland-Garros below

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Roland-Garros LIVE: Aryna Sabalenka 2-0 Emma Navarro

The winner of Sabalenka’s match against Navarro will face an unseeded opponent in the quarterfinals.

The 17 year old Mirra Andreeva could set up a fascinating clash against Sabalenka if she goes through the French player Varvara Gracheva Today, However.

Andreeva is a rising star and faced former Grand Slam champion Victoria Azarenka in a three-set match that lasted over two and a half hours in the second round, before beating Peyton Stearns.

Rybakina, who went through this earlier, will face either Jasmine Paolini Or Elina Avanesian. Paolini, Italian 12th seed, has the break of service in the third decisive set.

Jamie BraidwoodJune 3, 2024 11:52

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Roland-Garros LIVE: Aryna Sabalenka 2-0 Emma Navarro

Sabalenka has yet to drop a set in her French Open campaign, which now continues against 22nd-ranked American Emma Navarro over Philippe-Chatrier.

And the two-time Australian Open champion is off to a flying start by knocking Navarro down in the opening game of the match.

Navarro reached the fourth round of a grand slam for the first time, while Sabalenka is on track to reach at least the semifinals in six consecutive grand slams.

She looks like she has a good bet to make seven this month.

French Open LIVE: Latest tennis scores and results as Novak Djokovic returns after ‘unhealthy’ late finish and updates from Aryna Sabalenka vs Emma Navarro
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Jamie BraidwoodJune 3, 2024 11:44

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Roland-Garros LIVE: Elina Svitolina 4-6 3-6 Elena Rybakina

A very impressive victory for Elena Rybakina, who dismisses Elina Svitolina in two sets to reach the quarter-finals of Roland-Garros for the second time.

Jamie BraidwoodJune 3, 2024 11:20

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Roland-Garros LIVE: Elina Svitolina 4-6 2-4 Elena Rybakina

Svitolina holds on as a forehand winner gets a break to like stay alive in the second set. The Ukrainian star needs another break to get back up to speed, but it’s a start.

Jamie BraidwoodJune 3, 2024 11:06

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Roland-Garros LIVE: Elina Svitolina 4-6 0-2 Elena Rybakina

Rybakina is now in complete control as the fourth seed takes the opening break at the start of the second set – with Svitolina so far unable to find a response to Rybakina’s approach or net play.

Jamie BraidwoodJune 3, 2024 10:54

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Roland-Garros LIVE: Elina Svitolina 4-6 Elena Rybakina – SET!

Impressive from Rybakina as she saves a break point from Svitolina before serving a first set 6-4 over Chatrier. Svitolina is unlikely to disappear completely and will serve first at the start of the second set.

Jamie BraidwoodJune 3, 2024 10:47

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Roland-Garros LIVE: Elina Svitolina 2-4 Elena Rybakina

Svitolina responded well to get the immediate break, but Rybakina settled in and claimed the second break of the first set as she added a hard-hitting serve and forehand to her variety from the baseline early on.

The fourth seed looks solid in the first 20 minutes.

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Jamie BraidwoodJune 3, 2024 10:30 a.m.

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Roland-Garros LIVE: Elina Svitolina 0-1 Elena Rybakina

The sparse crowd at Philippe-Chatrier suggests that many Roland-Garros fans may still be rolling out of bed as we begin at 11 a.m. local time. An opening break goes Rybakina’s way, with the drop shot proving useful early on.

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Jamie BraidwoodJune 3, 2024 10:14

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Roland-Garros LIVE: Elina Svitolina against Elena Rybakina

The roof is open on Philippe-Chatrier and the sky is blue as the day’s program begins with an intriguing clash between Elena Rybakina and Elina Svitolina.

Former Wimbledon champion and fourth seed Rybakina is expected to go far in Paris, but Svitolina, a quarter-finalist at Roland Garros last year, will be her toughest test yet.

The players last met in the first round of the 2021 Olympics, with Svitolina winning in three sets before winning the bronze medal in Tokyo.

Jamie BraidwoodJune 3, 2024 10:04

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Carlos Alcaraz pleased with Roland-Garros progress

Carlos Alcaraz believes his French Open campaign is getting better and better after overtaking Felix Auger-Aliassime to reach the quarter-finals, where he will face Stefanos Tsitsipas tomorrow.

Alcaraz had questions about his form and fitness after arriving at the French Open with a right forearm injury, but beat Auger-Aliassime 6-3 6-3 6-1.

“I think I played high level tennis. Really focused. No ups and downs. I’m happy with everything. My serve, my shots, my movements on the court,” he said.

“I think the most important thing is that I believe in myself. It doesn’t matter if I don’t have too many matches in mind or if I haven’t come with a lot of rhythm.

“I just believe in myself with my team. We did a really good job every day before we came here and every day here. After each practice and each match, I was getting better and better.

“Here, on the Philippe Chatrier court, it’s easy to play… the history of this court and this tournament, it’s better to play and arrive at 100%.”

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Jamie BraidwoodJune 3, 2024 09:49

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