We now know the final four players in the men’s and women’s singles draw at the 2024 French Open. In men’s action, Jannik Sinner of Italy, the 2024 Australian Open champion, and world number one as of Monday, will take on world number three, Carlos Alcaraz of Spain, the 2022 United States Open champion and 2023 Wimbledon champion. Meanwhile, world number Alexander Zverev of Germany, the 2020 United States Open finalist, will meet world number seven Casper Ruud of Norway, the 2022 United States Open finalist, and 2022 and 2023 French Open finalist.

In the quarterfinals, Sinner beat 10th seed Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria, 6-2, 6-4, 7-6, Alcaraz beat ninth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece, 6-3, 7-6, 6-4, and Zverev beat 11th seed Alex de Minaur of Australia, 6-4, 7-6, 6-4. Meanwhile, Serbia’s Novak Djokovic, and the defending champion, withdrew from his match with Ruud because of a knee injury.

On the women’s side, world number one and four-time grand slam champion Iga Swiatek of Poland will face reigning United States Open champion Coco Gauff of the United States in a juicy semifinal. Swiatek’s grand slam titles have been at the 2020 French Open, 2022 French Open, 2022 United States Open and 2023 French Open. The other semifinal has 12th seed Jasmine Paolini of Italy versus Mirra Andreeva of Russia.

In the quarterfinals, Paolini, upset the fourth seed, Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4. Andreeeva upset the second seed, Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus, 6-7, 6-4, 6-4, as the reigning Australian Open champion did not appear to be feeling well. Swiatek steamrolled past reigning Wimbledon champion and number five seed Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic, 6-0, 6-2, and Gauff defeated eighth seed Ons Jabeur of Tunisia, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3.

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