• As the third round starts, which seeds have missed their mark?
  • Who benefits as the draws open up?
PARIS, FRANCE – The second round closed out despite some very autumnal weather so far, and quite a few seeds have exited in the Parisian breeze – but who benefits?

 

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Men’s Draw Roland Garros 2020 Casualties

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Round 1 Round 2
Daniil Medvedev [4] Denis Shapovalov [9]
Gael Monfils [8] John Isner [21]
David Goffin [11] Dusan Lajovic [22]
Fabio Fognini [14] Benoit Paire [23]
Felix Auger-Aliassime [19] Jan-Lennard Struff [30]
Borna Coric [24]  
Alex De Minaur [25]  
Filip Krajinovic [26]  
Hubert Hurkacz [29]  
Nikoloz Basilashvili [31]  
Dan Evans [32]  

 

It cannot really be much of a surprise that the highest seeded casualty was Daniil Medvedev, who has yet to advance past the first round of the tournament in four tries.

Novak Djokovic’s path remains static – still on course to meet Karen Khachanov and Matteo Berrettini who remain in his section of the top quarter, and on remaining seeding should face Stefanos Tsitsipas in the semi-finals.

Dominic Thiem still has a tough draw with potentially an impressive looking Stan Wawrinka lurking in the fourth round and only the third quarter opened up a little with Gael Monfils falling at the first hurdle.

Rafael Nadal‘s section has freed up with Fabio Fognini being a first round casualty and likewise Alexander Zverev loses the three remaining seeds in his section of the draw but remains on a path to face Nadal in the quarter-finals.

 

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Women’s Draw Roland Garros 2020 Casualties

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Round 1 Round 2
Johanna Konta [9] Karolina Pliskova [2]
Victoria Azarenka [10] Serena Williams [6]
Madison Keys [12] Elena Rybakina [14]
Marketa Vondrousova [15] Yulia Putintseva [23]
Anett Kontaveit [17] Sloane Stephens [29]
Alison Riske [19] Barbora Strycova [32]
Jennifer Brady [21]  
Karolina Muchova [22]  
Dayana Yastremska [24]  
Donna Vekic [26]  
Svetlana Kuznetsova [28]  
Magda Linette [31]  

 

On the women’s side No. 2 seed Karolina Pliskova was perhaps the biggest surprise of the day but the 2017 semi-finalist has never really regained her feet on the dirt since that run. At the top of the draw Simona Halep loses the threat of her fourth-round seeds, but does still have to get past Amanda Anisimova, who ended her title defence last year. She is still on track to face Kiki Bertens in the quarter-final.

The person to gain the most in this half of the draw is Elina Svitolina. She still has seeds to face in her section of the quarter but with no seeds remaining in the rest of that section she should be looking at a semi-final run at the least.

The other side of the draw sees Sofia Kenin’s section of the quarter open up quite nicely with no seeds left and she could face a tough quarter-final with one of Aryna Sabalenka, Ons Jabeur or Garbiñe Muguruza all still looking solid so far.

With Pliskova going out to former champion Jelena Ostapenko spins that final quarter on its head a little. Petra Kvitova now finds herself the highest seed in that section, but she has potentially Ostapenko or last year’s quarter-finalist Petra Martic looming.

 

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