French Open day 11: Andrey Rublev’s feathery touch, Iga Swiatek forgets how old she is

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Iga Swiatek celebrates Credit: PA Images
Iga Swiatek celebrates Credit: PA Images

Marin Cilic reached the French Open semi-finals at Roland Garros for the first time at the age of 33 after the Croatian beat seventh seed Andrey Rublev.

He will face Norway’s Casper Ruud after the eighth seed edged past Danish teenager Holger Rune in four sets.

World number one Iga Swiatek swept past Jessica Pegula to set up a clash with another first-time grand slam semi-finalist, Daria Kasatkina of Russia.

Here is a look back at day 11 at the French Open.

Picture of the day

Iga Swiatek thumbs up Credit: PA Images
Iga Swiatek thumbs up Credit: PA Images

Shot of the day

Quote of the day

“I’m exhausted. She’s 18, she’s just like bouncing around. She like doesn’t care. But I’m taping my leg onto my body trying to keep it together.” – Jessica Pegula on doubles partner Coco Gauf

Tweet of the day

Stat of the day

Age old problems

It was Swiatek’s 21st birthday on Tuesday, but the absent-minded top seed scribbled 22 on the camera.

Brit watch

Alfie Hewett is through to the last four in the men’s wheelchairs but Gordon Reid was beaten in straight sets by Tokito Oda of Japan.

Fallen seeds

Women: Jessica Pegula (11), Veronika Kudermetova (29).
Men: Andrey Rublev (7).

Up next

The women’s semi-finals take centre stage, with American teenager Gauff facing Italy’s Martina Trevisan in the second semi.

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