French Open 2022 LIVE: Gauff vs Stephens, latest scores and results and Djokovic vs Nadal build-up

Follow live updates from the French Open as we reach the quarter-finals with the women’s singles and men’s singles providing several intriguing match-ups. Roland Garros may well provide us a last dance between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic at a grand slam. The legendary players meet tonight on Philippe-Chatrier. The heir apparant is in action first though, with Carlos Alcaraz battling Alexander Zverev. And the women’s singles throws up an all-American clash between super-talent Coco Gauff and Sloane Stephens. But first is Martina Trevisan against Leylah Annie Fernandez.

The Serbian says playing Nadal on the clay in Paris is “the biggest challenge one can have”. The match sees the legenday pari, who have 41 Grand Slam titles between them, add a 59th chapter to their decorated story. “I like the way I’ve been feeling, the way I’m hitting the ball. I’m ready,” says defending champion Djokovic. “It was obviously a well-anticipated match I think when the draw came out for a lot of people. I’m glad that I didn’t spend too much time on the court myself up to quarter-finals, knowing that playing him in Roland Garros is always a physical battle, along with everything else.”

While the Spaniard countered: “I haven’t played these kind of matches for three months so it is going to be a big challenge for me. Two weeks and a half ago, even if I had good hopes after Rome, I didn’t even know if I would be able to be here. So I’m just enjoying the fact that I am here for one more year. And being honest, every match that I play here, I don’t know if it is going to be the last match here in my tennis career. That’s my situation now. I am just trying to enjoy as much as possible and fight as much as I can to keep living the dream.” Follow the action from the French Open, below:

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French Open 2022: Gauff *3-1 Stephens

Wow, a full repertoire of shots this early from Coco.

The drop shot mixed in with the heavy serve to grab two quick points.

Very tidy from Coco, now approaching the net and slams well to win the game to love. Only 16 minutes in and it’s 4-1.

French Open 2022: Gauff 3-0* Stephens

A little loose from Coco, that one falls wide.

Stephens carves out a foothold, she gleefully gets on the board after a swift move to 40-15.

A light fist pump, this should settle the nerves.

French Open 2022: Gauff *2-0 Stephens

This is impressive stuff from Coco, she’s serving really well.

She solidifies the break to move to 3-0 after a some more heavy groundstrokes.

French Open 2022: Gauff 1-0* Stephens

Some powerful strokes from Stephens to battle back here.

But Gauff is on fire from the outset here and races into a 40-0 lead to bring up break point.

Stephens negotiates one but Gauff cannot be denied, BREAK! It’s 2-0 to Coco!

Game, set, match! Trevisan 6-2, 6-7(3), 6-3 Fernandez

Martina Trevisan reaches the semi-finals of the French Open – her first of any grand slam – after seeing off US Open finallist Leylah Fernandez in three sets. A great win for the Italian.

Martina Trevisan celebrates her quarter-final victory

French Open 2022: Trevisan 6-2, 6-7(3), 4-1* Fernandez

Fernandez is broken again, and her race at the French Open may well be run now.

Trevisan, the world No59, could be about to climb into the top 50 for the first time in her career with her first grand slam semi-final appearance – the 28-year-old Italian is two games away.

French Open 2022: Trevisan 6-2, 6-7(3), 3-0* Fernandez

However, Trevisan has come out firing in the third, which is going more like the first set which the Italian won comfortably. Fernandez needs to hold her service game here to at least get a foothold and make Trevisan serve it out, as she failed to do half an hour ago…

Italy’s Martinz Trevisan plays a forehand

Leylah Fernandez is struggling in the third set

French Open 2022: Trevisan 6-2, 6-7(3)* Fernandez

Leylah Fernandez clinches the second-set tie-break and, having looked down and out, has now forced a deciding set for a place in the semi-finals in Paris.

French Open 2022: Trevisan 6-2, 5-5* Fernandez

BREAK BACK! Trevisan had the chance to serve out the match, but Fernandez won’t give up without a fight.

We’re level again at 5-5.

French Open 2022: Trevisan 6-2, 4-4* Fernandez

It’s 4-4 in the second, Fernandez looking to even up this match. It’s been a very even set, with Trevisan’s 74 percent of first-serve points won compared to Fernandez’s 71 percent. But the Canadian has 56 percent second serve points won, compared to her rival’s 43 percent.

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