French Open 2024: Swiatek, Gauff, Tsitsipas and Alcaraz in action – live

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Our resident coach, Calv Betton – whose charges, Luke Johnson and Henry Patten, are playing each other in the men’s doubles as we speak – messages to say he was at the junior Davis Cup in 2016, and saw Swiatek play Potapova. At the time, it was the Russian seen as the next big thing with the Pole considered a good but not special player. A lot’s changed since then, of course, Coach Calv noting that Potapova has periods of being good and others of just whacking everything.Iga Swiatek meets Anastasia Potapova – who might just be finding her best self – before Coco Gauff faces the surging Elisabetta Cocciaretto, conqueror of Beatriz Haddad Maia and Liudmila Samsonova. Either of both could be classics.

Meantime, in the men’s competition we’ve an afternoon, Matteo Arnaldi – ejector of Andrey Rublev – taking on Stefanos Tsitsipas, and Felix Auger-Aliassime rucking Carlos Alcaraz. Toss in a bit of Hubie Hurkacz v Griggzy Dimitrov and Clara Tauson v Ons Jabeur, and we’ve got the day of the championships so far – by far. On y va!

Play: 11am local, 10am BST


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