French Open 2011: What to watch on Day 8 from Roland Garros

Chris Chase
Busted Racquet

Busted Racquet previews Sunday's action at the French Open. For all of our coverage of the year's second Grand Slam, click here or follow us on Twitter.

• Time flies when you're having fun on clay. The French Open starts its second week on Sunday with the first day of fourth-round matches on the two main show courts. With only 32 players remaining in the men's and women's draw combined, that gives us a scant eight singles matches tomorrow and Monday.

• Novak Djokovic goes for the third consecutive day, this time on Court Philippe Chatrier. At least this time the French Federation of Tennis had the sense not to schedule his match for last. The world No. 2, on a season-starting 40-match win streak, will take on hometown favorite Richard Gasquet in the third match on Sunday afternoon. But because it wouldn't be the FFT if they didn't make an inane, fan-unfriendly decision, the day's other men's match featuring a French player will take place at the same time. Gael Monfils plays David Ferrer third on Court Suzanne Lenglen. The Spaniard has yet to lose a set in the tournament.

• Roger Federer also hasn't dropped a set at Roland Garros. If he does on Sunday, it will be at the hands of fellow Swiss player and his Olympic gold medal doubles partner Stanislas Wawrinka. Federer has won eight of their nine meetings, including in straight sets last year at the French. The 16-time Grand Slam champ had to have been pleased when Wawrinka came back from two sets down to beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Friday. Federer says he considers Wawrinka like a younger brother (and beats up on him accordingly).

• The match of the day on the women's side pits defending champion Francesca Schiavone against former world No. 1 Jelena Jankovic. Later in the day, Daniela Hantuchova will try to follow her upset of Caroline Wozniacki with a victory over 2009 French Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova.

• If Djokovic wins Sunday, he'll be rewarded for having to go through Juan Martin del Potro and the French fave Gasquet. In the quarters Djokovic would face the winner of the unseeded battle between Albert Montanes and Fabio Fognini.


Court Philippe Chatrier -- play begins at 5 a.m. ET

Vera Zvonareva (3) vs. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (14)

Roger Federer (3) vs. Stanislas Wawrinka (14)

Novak Djokovic (2) vs. Richard Gasquet (13)

Marion Bartoli (11) vs. Gisela Dulko

Court Suzanne Lenglen -- play begins at 5 a.m. ET

Fabio Fognini vs. Albert Montanes

Francesca Schiavone (5) vs. Jelena Jankovic (10)

David Ferrer (7) vs. Gael Monfils (9)

Svetlana Kuznetsova (13) vs. Daniela Hantuchova (28)

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