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French Open 2021 Day 7: Nadal, Federer, Djokovic, Swiatek live in action

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French Open 2021 Day 7: Big 4 matches coming up; Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic & Iga Swiatek in Round 3, eye progression

French Open 2021 Day 7 LIVE – Nadal, Federer, Djokovic in action: The 7th day of the French Open will be an eventful day with some exciting matches. The Big 3 of world tennis, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer will have their respective 3rd round matches while in women’s bracket, defending champion Iga Swiatek will face Estonia’s Anett Kontaveit in a 3rd round match of Roland Garros.

French Open 2021 Day 7 LIVE – Nadal, Federer, Djokovic in action:

The day will begin with Rafael Nadal taking on Cameron Norrie followed by Novak Djokovic’s match against Ricardas Berankis. Roger Federer will square off against Dominik Koepfer in men’s singles. In women’s singles, Polish star and defending Roland Garros champion Iga Swiatek will take on Estonia’s Anett Kontaveit.

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French Open 2021 Day 7: Men’s singles

Rafael Nadal vs Cameron Norrie: The King of Clay, Rafael Nadal’s third-round challenge comes from British youngster Cameron Norrie, World No 45. With a 2-0 head-to-head record against the British the Spanish legend eyes a comfortable outing. The two squared off in Barcelona Open, a clay court event, and Nadal eased past with a 6-1, 6-4 scoreline. The two-faced in the Australian Open this year as well with Nadal holding onto his serve to oust him in 7-5, 6-2, 7-5 scoreline.

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Novak Djokovic vs Ricardas Berankis: The World No 1 Novak Djokovic will face experienced Ricardas Berankis of Lithuania. The two have crossed each other’s path three times in their career with Novak Djokovic leading 3-0 in head-to-head. The last time they faced each other was back in 2020 in the Roland Garros with Djokovic winning comfortably 6-1, 6-2, 6-2.

Roger Federer vs Dominik Koepfer: The Swiss legend take on Germany’s Dominik Koepfer in Round 3. The two have never faced each other on the ATP tour and the unfamiliarity will be tested on Saturday. Roger Federer saw off Marin Cilic in a four-set battle in the 2nd round, winning 2-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7-4), 6-2.

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French Open 2021 Day 7: Women’s singles

Iga Swiatek vs Anett Kontaveit: The defending champion Iga Swiatek brushed aside a challenge from Rebecca Peterson on Thursday to progress to the third round. The Polish now faces Anett Kontaveit, who beat Kristina Mladenovic in her last match. However, on Thursday when the two square off, Anett Kontaveit will be more confident having beaten her twice in their head-to-head record. Their last encounter was in the Australian Open with the Estonian winning in a tough battle 6-7 (4-7), 7-5, 7-5. However, Iga Swiatek is coming back off a dominating Rome Masters triumph and will be confident of progressing.

French Open 2021 Day 7 Schedule:

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Women’s Singles:

Barbora Krejčíková vs Elina Svitolin
Iga Swiatek vs Anett Kontaveit
Sofia Kenin vs Jessica Pegula
Coco Gauff vs Jennifer Brady
Sloane Stephens vs Karolina Muchova
Maria Sakkari vs Elise Mertens

Men’s Singles:

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Novak Djokovic vs Ricardas Berankis
Roger Federer vs Dominik Koepfer
Diego Schwartzman vs Philipp Kohlschreiber
Rafael Nadal vs Cameron Norrie
Carlos Alcaraz Garfia vs Jan-Lennard Struff
Matteo Berrettini vs Kwon Soon-woo

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