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Roland-Garros: French interest in singles ends as Rune beats Gaston to set up last-16 clash with Tsitsipas

Holger Rune beat Hugo Gaston 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 on Saturday evening. He’ll play Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, the No 4 seed, in the next round

Holger Rune Denmark’s Holger Rune reacts during his third round match against France’s Hugo Gaston (AI/Reuters/Panoramic)

Dane Holger Rune defeated Frenchman Hugo Gaston 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 to move into the last 16 of Roland-Garros.

Rune, ranked No 40, will play Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, the No 4 seed, next.

In the previous rounds, the 19-year-old Dane won against Canadian Denis Shapovalov, the No 14 seed (6-3, 6-1, 7-6 [4]) and Swiss Henri Laaksonen (6-2, 6-3, 6-3).

Gaston was the last French player in the singles competitions. Ranked No 74, he beat Australian Alex De Minaur, the No 19 seed (4-6, 6-2, 6-3, 0-6, 7-6 [4]) and Argentinian lucky loser Pedro Cachin (6-4, 6-2, 6-4) earlier in the tournament.

Paris (Grand Slam): Other third-round results (Stade Roland-Garros, clay, EUR 43.600.000, most recent results first):

  • Casper Ruud (8) beat Lorenzo Sonego (32): 6-2, 6-7 [3], 1-6, 6-4, 6-3
  • Stefanos Tsitsipas beat Mikael Ymer: 6-2, 6-2, 6-1
  • Hubert Hurkacz (12) beat David Goffin: 7-5, 6-2, 6-1
  • Marin Čilić (20) beat Gilles Simon (WC): 6-0, 6-3, 6-2
  • Daniil Medvedev (2) beat Miomir Kecmanovic (28): 6-2, 6-4, 6-2
  • Jannik Sinner (11) beat Mackenzie McDonald: 6-3, 7-6 [6], 6-3
  • Andrey Rublev (7) beat Cristian Garin: 6-4, 3-6, 6-2, 7-6 [11]
  • Carlos Alcaraz (6) beat Sebastian Korda (27): 6-4, 6-4, 6-2
  • Karen Khachanov (21) beat Cameron Norrie (10): 6-2, 7-5, 5-7, 6-4
  • Alexander Zverev (3) beat Brandon Nakashima: 7-6 [2], 6-3, 7-6 [5]
  • Bernabe Zapata Miralles (Q) beat John Isner (23): 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 6-7 [5], 6-3
  • Rafael Nadal (5) beat Botic van de Zandschulp (26): 6-3, 6-2, 6-4
  • Novak Djokovic (1) beat Aljaz Bedene: 6-3, 6-3, 6-2
  • Felix Auger-Aliassime (9) beat Filip Krajinovic: 7-6 [3], 7-6 [2], 7-5
  • Diego Schwartzman (15) beat Grigor Dimitrov (18): 6-3, 6-1, 6-2
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