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2020 French Open: What to Watch on Friday


As the third round begins at the French Open, we’ve seen plenty of upsets as players acclimate to the untraditional conditions of Paris in October instead of May and June.


Mertens, who reached the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open, is generally more comfortable on hardcourts, capable of taking flat balls on the rise and redirecting them without many issues.


On clay, Garcia will be looking to move Mertens around, unsettling her rhythm, especially on her forehand, which can become inconsistent when stretched away from her low, centered comfort zone.


He has looked comfortable, not dropping a set through the first two rounds against Marin Cilic and Jack Sock, both big servers who can cause plenty of problems for their opponents.


With his game and a long frame that allows for powerful serves and good baseline court coverage, Korda, 20, seems as if he would be better suited on hardcourts.


Simona Halep and Amanda Anisimova meet in the third round, while a slew of young talents on the men’s side look to set personal records on the Grand Slam stage.






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