French Open: Ruud crashes out, loses to Alejandro Davidovich Fokina
French Open 2021: Casper Ruud crashes out, loses to Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in five sets thriller (Ruud vs Fokina)- Sixth seed Casper Ruud has lost the five-set thriller against little known Alejandro Davidovich Fokina of Spain. The latter produced a phenomenal performance as he won the last set 7-5 despite losing the fourth set comprehensively.
That was EPIC!
Alejandro Davidovich Fokina, who turns 22 tomorrow, beats Casper Ruud 7-6(3); 2-6, 7-6(6), 0-6, 7-5 in 4h35 to reach the last 16 at #RolandGarros for the 1st time.
— His first career top 20 win at a Grand Slam.
Faces Delbonis next. A BIG chance for both. pic.twitter.com/E59FaEcgjl
— José Morgado (@josemorgado) June 4, 2021
15th seed Ruud had won the fourth set in style 6-0 against Fokina and the match had entered a thrilling fifth set decider. Earlier, Fokina was back in the game after winning the 3rd set tie-breaker but couldn’t match the Norwegian in the previous set as Ruud claimed the second set after losing the opening set. He dropped just two points in the second set against the Spaniard.
Ruud started trailing Fokina after the opening set of the third round. The match entered a tie-breaker in the first set itself and the Davidovich held his nerves to win it 7-6 (7-3).
The epic battle lasted for 4 hours and 35 minutes.
French Open: Norway’s Ruud is ranked 6th in the world by ATP while Spain’s Fokina is placed at 46. The Spaniard got to the 3rd round after beating Mikhail Kukushkin 6-4 6-4 6-3 and Botic Van De Zandschulp 6-4 6-4 5-7 2-6 6-4. In the 2nd round, Davidovich Fokina had a tough win against Zandschulp to overcome his opponent only in 5 sets.
French Open 2021: When where and how to watch French Open 2021 / Roland Garros 2021?
France: Amazon Prime Video
Australia: Channel Nine, 9 Go, 9GEM, 9Now and OTT-platform Stan
Brazil: Globo and Bandsports
USA: Tennis Channel, NBC Universal
Europe: Eurosport, itv, ptc
Canada: TSN, RDS
Latin America: ESPN
North America and the Middle East: beIn Sports
Sub Saharan Africa: SuperSport
INDIA: Star Sports Select/ OTT-platform Disney+Hotstar
South-East Asia: Fox Sports
Japan: TV Tokyo
New Zealand Sky: Sky
French Open 2021 – Casper Ruud vs Alejandro Davidovich Fokina: What about prize money?
The total prize pool for Roland Garros 2021 is €34,367,216.
Round of 16: €170,000
Third Round: €113,000
Second Round: €84,000
First Round” €60,000
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