View Schedule: Djokovic, Thiem & Zverev Kick Off The Weekend At Roland Garros

Top seed Novak Djokovic continues his quest for the “Nole Slam” on Saturday at Roland Garros. Joining him in third-round action are Dominic Thiem, Alexander Zverev and Juan Martin del Potro.

Djokovic faces Italian qualifier Salvatore Caruso, who had never won a main draw Grand Slam match prior to this week. The top seed has dropped just eight games in each of his first two rounds. Djokovic, who has won his past 23 Grand Slam matches, hasn’tt lost before the quarter-finals in Paris since 2009. He holds a 65-13 record at the second major of the year.

Fourth seed Thiem will have a stern test against Uruguayan Pablo Cuevas. The Austrian leads their FedEx ATP Head2Head rivalry 3-2 and won their most recent clash this February at the Argentina Open. Thiem needed four sets to prevail in each of his first two rounds, but continues to excel here and holds an 18-3 record since 2016. The 33-year-old Cuevas hasn’t dropped a set this tournament. He finished runner-up last month at the Millennium Estoril Open (l. to Tsitsipas) and recorded semi-final showings at the Argentina Open and Rio Open presented by Claro.

Fifth seed Zverev continues his quest for a Grand Slam breakthrough against No. 30 seed Dusan Lajovic of Serbia. Zverev won their only FedEx ATP Head2Head meeting in a five-set clash last year at this event. Zverev is on a six-match winning streak after saving two championship points to prevail last week at the Banque Eric Sturdza Geneva Open (d. Jarry). Lajovic, who hasn’t dropped a set this week, achieved his best result last month with a runner-up finish at the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters (l. to Fognini).

Del Potro takes on Aussie Jordan Thompson, who is competing in the third round of a major for the first time. The eighth-seeded Argentine needed five sets and nearly four hours to move past Japanese Yoshihito Nishioka on Thursday. Del Potro is competing in just his fourth tournament of the year due to a right knee injury, but held two match points against Djokovic in the Internazionali BNL d’Italia quarter-finals before falling in three sets.

Rounding out Saturday’s action is ninth-seeded Italian Fabio Fognini against Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut and No. 10 seed Karen Khachanov of Russia taking on Slovakian Martin Klizan. Croatian Borna Coric, the No. 13 seed, meets German Jan-Lennard Struff and No. 14 seed Gael Monfils faces wild card Antoine Hoang in an all-French battle.

Two matches suspended by darkness on Friday will also be completed on Saturday. Sixth-seeded Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas leads Serbian Filip Krajinovic 7-5, 6-3, 5-5, while Swiss Stan Wawrinka, the 2015 champion and No. 24 seed, leads Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov 7-6(5), 7-6(4).

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[6] Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Filip Krajinovic TF 75 63 55
[1] Novak Djokovic vs [Q] Salvatore Caruso
[14] Gael Monfils vs [WC] Antoine Hoang
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[9] Fabio Fognini vs [18] Roberto Bautista Agut
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[4] Dominic Thiem vs Pablo Cuevas
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[5] Alexander Zverev vs [30] Dusan Lajovic
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[8] Juan Martin del Potro vs Jordan Thompson

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[24] Stan Wawrinka vs Grigor Dimitrov TF 76(5) 76(4)
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[10] Karen Khachanov vs Martin Klizan

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[13] Borna Coric vs Jan-Lennard Struff
[13] Nicolas Mahut / Jurgen Melzer vs Kevin Krawietz / Andreas Mies

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[3] Juan Sebastian Cabal / Robert Farah vs Leander Paes / Benoit Paire

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[7] Mike Bryan / Bob Bryan vs [10] Jean-Julien Rojer / Horia Tecau
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[1] Lukasz Kubot / Marcelo Melo vs Jeremy Chardy / Fabrice Martin

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Cheng-Peng Hsieh / Christopher Rungkat vs [WC] Gregoire Barrere / Quentin Halys
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Mikhail Kukushkin / Joran Vliegen vs Federico Delbonis / Guillermo Duran

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