22:44 - Federer gets it done!

KOEPFER 6-7, 7-6, 6-7, 5-7 FEDERER
Game, set, match Federer! The 39-year-old didn't play his best tennis, there were a number of dips across the match, but he has the win in four sets and a place in the fourth round of Roland Garros to go with it!
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23:41 - Big break!

KOEPFER 5-6 FEDERER* (6-7, 7-6, 6-7)
Big break! That's one of the best games Federer has played in the whole match, certainly in terms of returning, and it sees him make the breakthrough! He will now serve for a place in the fourth round!

23:16 - Another swing!

*KOEPFER 2-2 FEDERER (6-7, 7-6, 6-7)
Break back! Dreadful game from Federer who misses FOUR forehands in the one game and that gifts the break back to Koepfer. This match continues to swing back and forth.

23:11 - Federer breaks!

KOEPFER 1-2 FEDERER* (6-7, 7-6, 6-7)
Break! Is that the moment that Federer breaks Koepfer's resolve! The German saved one break point, but then put a forehand just wide and it's the veteran who has the break in this fourth set!

23:00 - Third set, Federer!

KOEPFER 6-7 (4) FEDERER (6-7, 7-6)
Third set, Federer! The Swiss really pressed down on the accelerator in the midpoint of the tie break, defending well and ripping a forehand winner past Koepfer for 5-4, and that gave him the initiative to clinch it.

22:39 - Break back!

KOEPFER 4-4 FEDERER (6-7, 7-6)
Break back! A bad game from Koepfer who allowed his level to drop and Federer takes the opportunity, although it must be said that the German sort of gifted the game to his opponent.

22:15 - Federer is broken!

*KOEPFER 1-0 FEDERER (6-7, 7-6)
Break! Wow! Federer had 40-15 on his service game, but lost a series of points and then on break point the Swiss completely misjudged a lobbed return and it clips the baseline!

22:06 - Second set, Koepfer!

KOEPFER 7-6 (5) FEDERER (6-7)
Second set, Koepfer! Loose from Federer on a number of points in the tie break and Koepfer has levelled up! The German deserves it. He grew in confidence over the course of the set.

21:37 - Wild

A third successive break! And now it's Federer's turn to have a nightmare of a game as he's broken to love. Neither play can build any sort of momentum in this second set.

21:34 - Another break!

Another break! That was a terrible game from Koepfer who essentially gifted a break to Federer. A love break as well. Just as the German looked to be getting on top of this second set.

21:30 - Level again

Break back! An excellent return from Koepfer on break point and the German is back on serve in this second set! Federer looks to have lost his concentration again. He's dipped.

21:20 - Federer breaks

Break! A bit of a tussle at the start of the second set, but Federer gets the early break, clinching his third break point. He swatted away the forehand winner and he's ahead in this set.

21:10 - First set, Federer!

First set, Federer! The Swiss hasn't been at his best, but he gets the job done in the tie break and clinches the first set! There was a double fault at 4-5 from Koepfer that proved crucial.

20:45 - Federer still on serve

It's been a strange start to the match. Both players are pretty frustrated. Both players are missing chances. Federer spurned a break point opportunity there. Koepfer holds again.


Gauff is through to the fourth round of Roland Garros after winning the first set 6-1. Brady has retired. Clearly the American was struggling with something, whether that's an injury or illness. The teenager marches on, but a shame for Brady.

17:58 - First set, Coco!

First set, Coco! Incredible stuff from the teenager who claims the first set 6-1 in just 19 minutes! Utterly dominant. Brady will have to find a way to respond here. She's being shown up.

17:57 - Double break!

Double break! Brady manages to save one break point, but is being made to feel very uncomfortable by the shot-making of Gauff and puts a backhand down the line into the net on a second one.

17:44 - Gauff breaks!

Early break! Gauff breaks Brady at the first time of asking in the opening set. A couple errors from Brady, but key to the break was the way the teenager unsettled her opponent. Moved her around.

17:11 - Nadal moves on!

NADAL 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 NORRIE
Game, set, match Nadal! Norrie put up a good fight, he played some excellent stuff, but Nadal was simply too good in the end and the 13-times Roland Garros champion moves into the second week!

16:45 - Swiatek is through!

Swiatek has secured her place in the fourth round with a straight sets 7-6 (4), 6-0 win over Kontaveit and that's an impressive performance from the defending champion. She wasn't at her first in the first set, but responded well to fight back and bagel her opponent in the second.

16:43 - Nadal breaks

*NADAL 3-1 NORRIE (6-3, 6-3)
Break! Nadal gets the first break of the third set and there is a sense that he is marching towards a place in the second week of Roland Garros. Too much heat coming from the Spaniard.

16:25 - Second set, Nadal!

NADAL 6-3 NORRIE (6-3)
Second set, Nadal! Incredible! What a way to take the set as Nadal passes Norrie from the back of the court with a ripper of a backhand from the baseline! That was just too good from the number three seed.

16:15 - Nadal leads in second set

*NADAL 4-3 NORRIE (6-4)
Nadal breaks! Ah that's just too good from the Spaniard. He had Norrie on strings for some points in that game, with drop shots and lobs. So good from Nadal who leads in this second set for the first time.

16:11 - First set, Swiatek!

Things weren't looking great for Iga Swiatek against Anett Kontaveit, but the defending champion fights back from 2-4 down to win the first set in the tie break! Brilliant stuff from the Polish player!

16:06 - Nadal breaks back!

*NADAL 2-3 NORRIE (6-3)
Fourth break in a row! Just as happened two games ago, Norrie is unable to consolidate the break, plays a couple sloppy points and that's enough for Nadal to secure the break back!

16:02 - Another one!

NADAL 1-3 NORRIE* (6-3)
Another break! Wow! What an incredible way for Norrie to break Nadal for the second time in this second set! On the run, backhand winner down the line. Sensational stuff from the Brit!

15:53 - Norrie breaks!

NADAL 0-2 NORRIE* (6-3)
Break! Norrie breaks Nadal and the Brit has the advantage at the start of this second set! A fantastic return from Norrie on his second break point gave him the initiative and he took the opportunity!

15:41 - First set, Nadal

First set, Nadal! The number three seed takes charge of the match by clinching the first set 6-3. Norrie held his own and has shown that he will be able to stick with Nadal, but the quality of the 13-times Roland Garros winner shone through.

15:30 - Nadal breaks through!

First break! Disappointing from Norrie who saved two break points, but then landed a forehand in the net on a third and Nadal has the advantage in this opening set.

14:50 - Djokovic through!

Game, set, match Djokovic! Fantastic performance from the world number one who is into the second week at Roland Garros in straight sets! Berankis was quite simply out of his depth. He didn't have the game to trouble the Serbian. One-sided.

14:35 - Kenin fights back!

Kenin has fought back from a set down to beat Pegula 4-6, 6-1, 6-4. It was looking pretty bleak for the 2020 Roland Garros runner up after the first set, but she will now take on Sakkari or Mertens in the last 16. Impressive stuff.

14:30 - Double break

*DJOKOVIC 3-0 BERANKIS (6-1, 6-4)
Double break! Just brilliant from Djokovic who demonstrated excellent defence in that game before ripping a forehand winner from the baseline past Berankis who was left helpless.

14:22 - Another Djokovic break!

*DJOKOVIC 1-0 BERANKIS (6-1, 6-4)
Break! As happened in the first set, Djokovic has broken Berankis at the first time of asking in this set. It feels like the world number one is within touching distance of the win, here.

14:17 - Second set, Djokovic!

Second set, Djokovic! Exactly one hour played and the Serbian has a two sets to love lead in this third round match. It's a long, long way back for Bernakis from here and I'm not convinced he has the game to fight back.

14:01 - Djokovic breaks!

Break! What incredible defence from Djokovic! Berankis saved one break point and looked set to save a second one, but Djokovic somehow got his shot over the net and won the point.

13:55 - Kenin levels up!

It's fair to say Kenin has responded well to losing the first set against Pegula out on Suzanne-Lenglen. The number four seed has clinched the second set 6-1 and there will now be a deciding set played between the two Americans for a place in the fourth round.

13:43 - First set, Djokovic

First set, Djokovic! Impressive stuff from the world number one who is up and running in this third round match. Djokovic takes the first of two set points and Berankis has no answer. Out of his depth, you'd have to say.

13:32 - Djokovic flying!

Double break! Djokovic is flying at the moment! The world number one is making very good use of the drop shot and Berankis just can't cope. A lovely backhand winner on break point.

13:23 - Djokovic up and running

Early break! A strong start by the world number one who breaks Berankis at the first time of action. Djokovic is already using the drop shot well, but takes break point with a backhand winner down the line.

13:20 - First set, Pegula!

There could be another upset of sorts brewing on Court Suzanne-Lenglen as Jessica Pegula takes the first set against Sofia Kenin, 6-4. Kenin, as the number four seed, is the highest ranked player left in the women's singles! It's been that sort of tournament so far!

And she's out!

Another shock! Elina Svitolina is the latest top player to be dumped out in the women’s draw as Barbora Krejcikova stages an upset in the third round, winning 6-3 6-2. Only Sofia Kenin (fourth seed), Serena Williams (seventh) and defending champion Iga Swiatek (eighth) remain of the top 10 seeds.

Svitolina in big trouble

Could another top player be knocked out in the women's draw? Elina Svitolina is in a spot of bother on Court Philippe-Chatrier after losing the first set to Barbora Krejcikova. The Ukrainian is also a break down in the second. Uh oh.

Schwartzman rolls on

All the talk in the men's draw is about Federer, Nadal and Djokovic... but aren't we forgetting someone? Diego Schwartzman, the 10th seed, would have been delighted to see the 'Big Three' on the same side of the draw... until he realised he was there too.
The 2020 semi-finalist takes his place in the last 16 after crushing Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-4 6-2 6-1. If he gets through his next test, he will almost certainly meet Rafael Nadal in the quarter-finals. And then after that? Well, probably a trip home to be honest.

Stephens dumps out 18th seed Muchova

We have our first result on this glorious Saturday. Sloane Stephens, of 2017 US Open trophy fame, is into the second week after downing 18th seed Karolina Muchova 6-3 7-5 on Court Simonne Mathieu. Remarkably, this is the first time the American has reached the fourth round at a Slam since the 2019 Australian Open. An outsider for the whole thing? She reached the final in 2018...

Ready for day seven?

Hello and welcome to our live updates from day seven of the 2021 French Open as the third round action continues with a host of very big names at Roland Garros.
The French Open's first week draws to a close with three of the biggest names in action at Roland-Garros, with Britain's Cameron Norrie facing off against one of those names.
Serbia's world number one Novak Djokovic plays Ricardas Berankis, Iga Swiatek takes on Anett Kontaveit, and Norrie comes up against Rafael Nadal. Oh, and Roger Federer is facing Germany's Dominik Koepfer.
Here's what to expect on Saturday in Paris with the order of play, below...

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Order of Play (all courts from 10am UK time unless otherwise stated)


  • Barbora Krejcikova v Elina Svitolina
  • Novak Djokovic v Ricardas Berankis
  • Anett Kontaveit v Iga Swiatek
  • Dominik Koepfer v Roger Federer


  • Diego Schwartzmann v Philipp Kohlschreiber
  • Sofia Kenin v Jessica Pegula
  • Rafael Nadal v Cameron Norrie
  • Coco Gauff v Jennifer Brady


  • Sloane Stephens v Karolina Muchova
  • Carlos Alcaraz v Jan-Lennard Struff
  • Maria Sakkari v Elise Mertens
  • Matteo Berrettini v Soon-woo Kwon

Court 14

  • Shuko Aoyama and Ena Shibahara v Irina Begu and Nadia Podoroska
  • Jannik SInner v Mikael Ymer
  • Magda Linette v Ons Jabeur
  • Caroline Garcia and Nicolas Mahut v Nicole Melichar and Ranjeev Ram

Court 7

  • Marco Cecchinato v Lorenzo Musetti
  • Marta Kostyuk v Varvara Gracheva
  • Karolina Pliskova and Kristyna Pliskova v Monica Niculescu and Jelena Ostapenko
  • Barbora Krejcikova and Filip Polasek v Alize Cornet and Edouard Roger-Vasselin

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