French Open day four: Pegula, Tsitsipas and Svitolina in early action – live | French Open 2023

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Morning all and welcome to Roland-Garros 2023, day four! Anyone got a spare set of eyes? Because today sees the start of our second round, and of course it blesses us with an array of matches that is both ordinary and extraordinary.

We begin with Stefanos Tsitsipas taking on clay-court specialist Roberto Carballés Baena, while Jessica Pegula takes on Camila Giorgi. Then, in the second tranche of matches, Stan Wawrinka, the former champ and oldest man in the draw, faces Thanasi Kokkinakis, conqueror of Dan Evans, while Daria Kastkina meets Marketa Vondrousova and Caroline Garcia is also in action.

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Goodness me, then by mid-afternoon we should be watching Carlos Alcaraz, Aryna Sabalenka and Andrey Rublev, before rounding out the day with Lucas Pouille – a local favourite who qualified after struggling with alcohol addiction and mental health – against Cameron Norrie.

And that’s just the show courts! Elsewhere, we’ve got Jelena Ostapenko, Elise Mertens, Hubert Hurkacz, Sloane Stephens, Lorenzo Musetti, Laylah Fernandez, Karen Khachanov, Denis Shapovalov, Roberto Bautista Agut and Sebaskian Korda; frankly it’s ridiculous. Chouette! On y va!

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