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Roland-Garros: Ruud past Sonego in five-set fight, through to last 16

Casper Ruud won against Lorenzo Sonego 6-2, 6-7 [3], 1-6, 6-4, 6-3 on Saturday evening. He’ll play Pole Hubert Hurkacz, the No 12 seed, in the next round

Casper Ruud Norway’s Casper Ruud reacts during his third round match against Italy’s Lorenzo Sonego (AI/Reuters/Panoramic)

Norwegian Casper Ruud, the No 8 seed, defeated Italian Lorenzo Sonego, the No 32 seed, 6-2, 6-7 [3], 1-6, 6-4, 6-3 to move into the last 16 of Roland-Garros at Stade Roland-Garros in Paris on Saturday evening.

Ruud, ranked No 8, will face Pole Hubert Hurkacz, the No 12 seed, next.

The Norwegian edged out Frenchman wildcard Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (6-7 [6], 7-6 [4], 6-2, 7-6) and won against Finn Emil Ruusuvuori (6-3, 6-4, 6-2) in the previous rounds of the French Open, while Sonego, ranked No 35, won against German Peter Gojowczyk (6-2, 6-2, 6-1) and Portuguese João Sousa (7-6 [4], 6-3, 6-4).

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

  • Stefanos Tsitsipas (4) beat Mikael Ymer: 6-2, 6-2, 6-1
  • Hubert Hurkacz 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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