John Friends is amongst six Australians scheduled to compete on day eight at Roland Garros 2023.
Three Australian gamers – John Friends, Storm Hunter and Ellen Perez – will compete for doubles quarterfinal berths at Roland Garros at the moment.
The 34-year-old Friends has the chance to advance to 2, in each the lads’s doubles and blended doubles occasions.
The junior singles competitors additionally begins in Paris on day eight, with Gold Coast siblings Hayden and Emerson Jones main the Australian cost. Fellow Queenslander Lily Taylor can be in motion.
Roland Garros is broadcast reside in Australia on the 9 Community and Stan Sport, with protection starting from 6.30pm AEST.
Aussies in motion on day eight:
John Friends (AUS)/Marcelo Melo (BRA) v  Marcel Granollers (ESP)/Horacio Zeballos (ARG)
Males’s doubles, third spherical, Court docket Simonne-Mathieu, second match
Friends, teaming up with former world No.1 Melo, is having fun with his greatest run at Roland Garros in 4 years. The world No.37 is now hoping to match his career-best end in Paris and attain the quarterfinals for the primary time since 2018. The 34-year-old Aussie and world No.43 Melo face a tricky take a look at towards world No.21 Granollers and world No.19 Zeballos, who had been semifinalists at Roland Garros final 12 months. The No.10 seeds have beforehand made two Grand Slam finals collectively, on the US Open in 2019 and Wimbledon in 2021.
 Ellen Perez (AUS)/Nicole Melichar-Martinez (USA) v  Xu Yifan (CHN)/Yang Zhaoxuan (CHN)
Ladies’s doubles, third spherical, Court docket 6, second match (not earlier than 8pm AEST)
World No.15 Perez is having fun with a career-best run at Roland Garros. The 27-year-old Australian and her American companion, world No.14 Melichar-Martinez, at the moment are eyeing a quarterfinal spot. Standing of their method are the No.11 seeds, world No.24 Xu and world No.19 Yang. The Chinese language pair are presently on a six-match profitable streak after scooping a WTA 250 title in Strasbourg on the eve of Roland Garros. That is their first profession assembly.
Storm Hunter (AUS)/John Friends (AUS) v  Marta Kostyuk (UKR)/Marcelo Arevalo (ESA)
Blended doubles, second spherical, Court docket 14, fifth match
Reigning US Open champions Hunter and Friends have made a promising begin to their first Roland Garros marketing campaign as a staff. They face a tricky take a look at within the second spherical, the place they meet world No.28 Kostyuk and world No.6 Arevalo. World No.5 Hunter is aiming to advance to her first blended doubles quarterfinal in Paris, whereas world No.37 Friends is hoping to succeed in this stage for a fourth time.
Lily Taylor (AUS) v Alevtina Ibragimova
Women’ singles, first spherical, Court docket 5, first match (from 7pm AEST)
Taylor is making her Roland Garros debut. The 16-year-old from Queensland is presently ranked world No.52 within the ITF World Tour junior rankings. Her first-round opponent is an 18-year-old from Russia, who’s ranked No.24 and made the Australian Open ladies’ singles quarterfinals in January.
Emerson Jones (AUS) v  Ranah Akua Stoiber (GBR)
Women’ singles, first spherical, Court docket 8, second match
Jones is Australia’s top-ranked junior woman at world No.20. The 14-year-old from the Gold Coast is presently additionally the highest-ranked 2008-born participant on this planet. The promising Jones has been handed a tricky attract her Roland Garros debut, pitted towards an 18-year-old Brit ranked No.17.
Hayden Jones (AUS) v Sebastian Eriksson (SWE)
Boys’ singles, first spherical, Court docket 5, second match
Jones, a 16-year-old from the Gold Coast, is Australia’s top-ranked junior boy at world No.45. Jones, whose junior rating peaked at world No.23 in January, makes his Roland Garros debut towards Eriksson, an 18-year-old Swede ranked at a career-high world No.46 within the junior rankings.
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