Marco Cecchinato, the world number 72, became the first Italian man in 40 years to reach a Grand Slam semi-final on Tuesday with a roller-coaster win over 12-time major winner Novak Djokovic at Roland Garros.
Day six at the French Open saw Novak Djokovic hit his stride, Alexander Zverev survive another five-set thriller, and 4th seeds Elina Svitolina and Grigor Dimitrov both crash out.
Dominic Thiem and Maria Sharapova power into the third round at Roland Garros as Rafael Nadal blasts slippery courts and an American youngster throws in the first underarm serve since Michael Chang.
Three days after his epic dash to Paris in a rental car with wife, brother, mother and grandma, Argentina’s Marco Trungelliti will be heading home with memories to cherish and a handsome payslip following his second-round defeat at Roland Garros.
Rafael Nadal coasted to a record 10th French Open title on Sunday, demolishing Stan Wawrinka in a brutally one-sided final that also earned the Spaniard a 15th Grand Slam crown.
Latvia’s Jelena Ostapenko stunned third seed Simona Halep 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 at Roland Garros on Saturday to clinch her maiden Grand Slam title and become the first Latvian to win one of the four major tennis tournaments.
French tennis player Maxime Hamou was banished from the French Open on Tuesday after he kissed and groped a TV journalist following his first-round exit.