Trevisan 4-2 *Fernandez (* denotes next server)
Fernandez, again, crushes a few powerful groundstrokes from the baseline and earns two points against her opponent’s serve … but Trevisan holds firm and holds serve without too much fuss. Fernandez seems to be moving well despite that problem with her foot.
“After yesterday not sure the drama can get any more intense,” emails Carrie. “But oh wait there’s the men’s quarters!!”
On replay it looks like Fernandez slipped while changing direction and was hobbling, clearly in pain, afterwards. She has a bandage on her right foot now.
Fernandez appears to have a problem with her right foot and has her shoe off. She has called for assistance and the trainer is currently examining her foot. And now some spray is being applied.
*Trevisan 3-2 Fernandez (* denotes next server)
At 30-40 Trevisan has a chance for 4-1 and a double break but she hits long, carelessly, and then a wrong-footer by Fernandez at deuce gives her the advantage. Trevisan hits wide next up, and the Canadian isn’t giving up on this first set just yet.
Trevisan 3-1 *Fernandez (* denotes next server)
It’s a pleasant 20C and sunny in Paris. Meanwhile, on Court Suzanne Lenglen, Trevisan holds comfortably. It looks very much like that slow, nervous start in her first service game is going to cost Fernandez in this first set. The world No 59, Trevisan, has started consistently and is in control as a result.
*Trevisan 2-1 Fernandez (* denotes next server)
A far better effort at a service game from the Canadian. She thumps a clean winner down the line to seal it and she is on the board.
Trevisan 2-0 *Fernandez (* denotes next server)
Fernandez begins to find her range with that fearsomely powerful forehand and forces it to deuce. Trevisan double-faults away a first game point, then earns another one with a fine drop shot … and she seals the game with an excellent angled winner for the corner, wrong-footing her opponent. The Italian is in control of the first set but Fernandez is starting to see the ball nicely.
*Trevisan 1-0 Fernandez (* denotes next server)
A very nervous-looking start from Fernandez. She produces a couple of basic errors to make it 0-30 and cannot recover. First blood to Trevisan with an early break, that she didn’t even have to work hard for.
Here we go. Fernandez will serve first.
Andy Murray had forgotten the last time he made it to Surbiton. It was in 2004, he played a guy called Jimmy Wang and he retired hurt. “I slipped and hurt my groin,” he recollected after being prompted. Memories are made of this.
The players are out on Court Suzanne Lenglen. The start of the women’s singles quarter-finals is moments away.
“We’re excited to get back to Paris,” says Alfie Hewett, and there’s a good reason why: he and his partner Gordon Reid are looking for their 10th consecutive grand slam title at Roland Garros this week. “I’m feeling confident, he’s feeling confident and, obviously, we’re on a bit of a roll,” he says with a grin.
Britain’s two-times Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has said the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, made him “angry” and that a survivor’s account of the incident was similar to his own experience in the 1996 Dunblane massacre in Scotland.
A very handy drop shot by Trevisan, from her victory against Aliaksandra Sasnovich on Sunday:
Leylah Fernandez – a Gooner?
In a little under 15 minutes’ time the women’s quarter-finals will commence.
What are your expectations for today? You can email me or tweet @LukeMcLaughlin
At a time when the established group of younger men’s players should be making their move, an even newer generation has emerged doing everything in their power to stop them.
Faced with her first major test of the French Open she is so heavily favoured to win, Iga Swiatek embraced the pressure, recovering from a set down to defeat Qinwen Zheng 6-7(5), 6-0, 6-2 and reach the quarter-finals.
Can Tuesday match Monday for sheer drama at Roland Garros? Holger Rune was ludicrously good as he sent Stefanos Tsitsipas, last year’s finalist, packing in the men’s singles while women’s world No 1 Iga Swiatek dropped an epic first set against Qinwen Zheng before bouncing back to make it 32 wins in a row.
Much more to come today: First up in the women’s singles quarter-finals Leylah Fernandez, who was defeated by Emma Raducanu in the US Open final last year, takes on Martina Trevisan before an all-American matchup between Coco Gauff and Sloane Stephens.
There is also the small matter of Alexander Zverev v Carlos Alcaraz in the men’s singles last eight before the frankly gynormous clash between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal which will be coming up tonight. Fists will be pumped, towels will be called for, and rackets will probably be smashed. Let’s do this.
Order of play
Today’s schedule for the men’s and women’s singles quarter-finals (seedings in brackets):
Court Philippe-Chatrier (all quarter-finals)
Martina Trevisan v Leylah Fernandez (17)
Coco Gauff (18) v Sloane Stephens
Alexander Zverev (3) v Carlos Alcaraz (6)
Not before 7.45pm BST
Novak Djokovic (1) v Rafael Nadal (5)