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Roland-Garros: Khachanov reaches last 16 after battle with Norrie

Karen Khachanov edged out Cameron Norrie 6-2, 7-5, 5-7, 6-4 on Friday evening and will face the winner of the next match between American Sebastian Korda, the No 27 seed, and Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz, the No 6 seed, in the next round.

Karen Khachanov Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – May 27, 2022 Russia’s Karen Khachanov in action during his third round match against Britain’s Cameron Norrie (AI/Reuters/Panoramic)

Russian Karen Khachanov, the No 21 seed, advanced to the last 16 of Roland-Garros by edging out No 10 seed Cameron Norrie 6-2, 7-5, 5-7, 6-4.

Khachanov, ranked No 25, will now play the hotly touted Carlos Alcaraz, the No 6 seed.

The Russian edged out Portuguese qualifier Nuno Borges (6-3, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4) and won against Hugo Dellien (4-6, 6-4, 7-6 [1], 6-3) in the previous rounds, while Norrie, ranked No 11, defeated French wildcard Manuel Guinard (7-5, 6-2, 6-0) and Australian qualifier Jason Murray Kubler (6-3, 6-4, 6-3).

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

  • 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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