Open

Coming up

Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

MEDIAWATCH

Netanyahu deletes tweet featuring photo of James Foley

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

The World This Week - 22 August 2014 (part 2)

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

The World This Week - 22 August 2014

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

FRANCE IN FOCUS

Read more

FOCUS

Lifting the veil over China's air pollution

Read more

ENCORE!

Tango Takeover in Paris

Read more

WEB NEWS

Calls for ISIS media blackout after execution of James Foley

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

'Steely resolve of reporters exploited by pared-down employers'

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

US judge calls Argentina bond swap offer illegal

Read more

  • Merkel in Ukraine as Russian convoy marks ‘dangerous escalation’

    Read more

  • US brands journalist’s beheading a ‘terrorist attack’

    Read more

  • Europe launches navigation satellites to rival GPS

    Read more

  • Philippines to repatriate UN troops in Liberia over Ebola fears

    Read more

  • Besieged by problems, Hollande faces unhappy return from summer holidays

    Read more

  • Rights group sues US government over ‘deportation mill’

    Read more

  • Colombian army and FARC rebels begin work on ceasefire

    Read more

  • US National Guard starts to pull out of embattled Missouri town

    Read more

  • PSG fall flat once more against Evian

    Read more

  • Fed Chair says US job market still hampered by Great Recession

    Read more

  • August 22, 1914: The bloodiest day in French military history

    Read more

  • Central African Republic announces coalition cabinet

    Read more

  • Hamas publicly executes "informers"

    Read more

  • French firebrand leftist to quit party presidency, but not politics

    Read more

  • Fear of Ebola sky-high among Air France workers

    Read more

  • US says Islamic State threat 'beyond anything we've seen'

    Read more

  • Malaysia mourns as remains of MH17 victims arrive home

    Read more

  • Interactive: Relive the Liberation of Paris in WWII

    Read more

Sport

DAY 5: Roddick takes on Kavcic for a place in third round

Text by Emmanuel VERSACE

Latest update : 2010-05-27

The fifth day of the French Open begins Thursday in Paris with Rafael Nadal and Justine Henin, holders of eight French Open singles crowns between them, bidding to move into the third round and Andy Roddick (pictured) up against Blaz Kavcic.

The fifth day of action begins today (Thursday) in Paris after rain curtailed much of Wednesday’s play. Fresh from his victory over 18-year-old Gianni Mina, Rafael Nadal will take on Argentine Horacio Zeballos. Andy Roddick faces a tough game against Slovenian Blaz Kavcic after his arduous victory over the Finn Jarko Nieminen.

Seventh seed Fernando Verdasco, of Spain, will face home hope Florent Serra on centre court. Another 'Frenchie', Nicolas Mahut, will do his best to put up a strong performance against Austrian Jurgen Melzer. An all-Spanish game will take place on Court 2 as Juan Carlos Ferrero, winner of the 2003 tournament, takes on compatriot Pere Riba. Novak Djokovic, seed no. 3, will face newcomer Kei Nishikori, of Japan.

On the ladies’ side, Serbian Jelena Jankovic takes on Estonian Kaia Kanepi on the Philippe Chatrier court ahead of Justine Henin’s clash against Czech Klara Zakopalova. Former top seed Maria Shaparova will face Belgium's Kirsten Flipkens while her compatriot Elena Dementieva is set to play against the Spaniard Anabel Medina. Serena Williams will try to follow her sister's win against Arantxa Parra by beating Germany’s Julia Goerges. Finally, an all-French game between Marion Bartoli and Olivia Sanchez guarantees a French lady a place in the third round.

Date created : 2010-05-27

  • FRENCH OPEN

    Tsonga and Soderling breeze through as Federer is pushed hard

    Read more

  • FRENCH OPEN

    Former 'Prince of Clay' Ferrero hungry for more

    Read more

  • FRENCH OPEN

    Day 4: Federer playing familiar foe Falla

    Read more

COMMENT(S)