It is no small matter that the grass-court Grand Slam tournament marks the return of Serena Williams to singles play after a year away.
With no sign of the US authorities relaxing their rule requiring all visitors to be vaccinated, Djokovic admitted Saturday that Wimbledon, which starts Monday, will be his last Slam of 2022.
The four-time major champion and former No.1-ranked player posted a photo of herself on a grass court and wrote on Twitter: "my Achilles still isn't right so I'll see you next time."
Adithya, Abhinav raised 113 runs in 23.1 overs for the seventh wicket and tried their best to score briskly in order to take the all important lead.
Swiatek has won the past six tournaments she’s entered. She is 44-3 this season. She has won 56 of her past 58 sets.
"If we keep treating ourselves like second-class citizens, we will stay second-class citizens. You want to make everyone feels important. We should have more matches," King said.
Her most recent match on tour came at Chicago last August. She turns 42 in two weeks. Also missing from the entry list is Leylah Fernandez, the 2021 US.
The German third seed claimed a 6-4, 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (9/7) victory over 19-year-old Spanish sensation Alcaraz after three hours and 18 minutes.
The match ended in cool conditions under the Court Philippe Chatrier lights, with many fans covering themselves in blankets as the match stretched from May into June.
She will face Italy's 59th-ranked Martina Trevisan for a place in Saturday's championship match.
Trevisan was a shock quarter-finalist at Roland Garros as a qualifier in 2020.
Bopanna, 42, and Middelkoop, 38, will face 12th seeds Marcelo Arevalo and Jean-Julien Roger on Thursday in the last four.
"I'm pretty happy I could come back after a pretty frustrating first set when I had the lead," Swiatek said. "Pretty happy with myself that I'm still in the tournament."
Medvedev had enjoyed his best run in Paris 12 months ago when he reached the quarter-finals.
"I'm ready for it," Djokovic said. "I hope to be able to give myself a chance to play at the highest level possible," Nadal said, "and then let's see.