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The biggest names on the tennis circuit, world No.1 Novak Djokovic and the King of Clay, Rafael Nadal are also in action today.

Carlos Alcaraz of Spain celebrates winning the 4th set in the men’s second round match against Albert Ramos-Vinolas of Spain during the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris, France, 25 May 2022. Picture: EPA, YOAN VALAT

MATCH-POINT survivalists Alexander Zverev and Carlos Alcaraz will be back on court today at the French Open, after almost packing their bags in the second round on Wednesday.

The third-seeded Zverev finally overcame Aregntina’s Sebastian Baez in a five-set clash after coming back from the dead, with Alcaraz doing the exact same thing a few hours later against countryman Albert Ramos-Vinolas.

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Zverev faces American Brandon Nakashima, while the 19-year-old Alcaraz squares off against 21-year-old American Sebastian Korda – son of Czech legend and current coach Petr.

Incidentally, Korda is the only player to have beaten Alcaraz on clay this year.

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The biggest names on the tennis circuit, world No.1 Novak Djokovic and the King of Clay, Rafael Nadal are also in action today.

Djokovic, who klapped Alex Molcan in straight sets on Wednesday, will come face to face with Slovenian world No.193 Aljaz Bedene, while Nadal, who also went through in straights sets against Frenchman Corentin Moutet, has a trickier opponent in world No.26 Dutchman Botic van de Zandschulp.

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