Zidansek defeats Cirstea 7-6 (5) 6-1!
That is a brilliant victory and performance for Zidansek, entering his first Grand Slam quarter. He stood firm when needed, then spread his shoulders at key moments; if it continues like this, it will have a lot for whatever is Vondrousova  or Badosa  she is below.
Zidansek opens with a forehand down the line, giving Cirstea a point to recover one of his two shots; again, he finds a really good serve that allows him to hit two, and seconds later he has his first match point …
Azarenka backs up and starts humming; here is the tattoo behind Pavlyuchenkova’s ear. At Lenglen, Cirstea has struggled with a grip, forcing Zidansek to take it out at 5-1.
Pavlyuchenkova now leads Azarenka by a break, 3-1, while Zidansek advances through a hold that includes his first ace of a game that does not have much time left. With 0-5, Cirstea will now serve to stay in the competition.
Zidansek has struck a vein at precisely the right time, and from 40 to 15 he works a point for a double break, thanks in part to a double in two; she takes it, and suddenly this match is almost over. Zidans 7-6 (5) 4-0 Cirstea
In Chatrier, Azarenka and Pavlyuchenkova have exchanged breaks in their first two matches while in Lenglen, Zidansek does have his chance; arrange three chances and take the second, a beautiful setback on the line that closes the deal. Cirstea is in trouble. Zidans 7-6 (5) 2-0 Cirstea
A loopy forehand lands long and all of a sudden, from 30-0, Zidansek is 30-40 – a tremendous serve off wide quickly gets his level back up, but Cirstea unloads some vicious forehand to gain a second. breaking point; Zidansek saves him and then another before closing. He has played the big points well and that is why he is in front; I wouldn’t be surprised to see her break up in the next game. Zidans 7-6 (5) 1-0 Cirstea
Again it is Zidansek with the mini-break and at 3-5, Cirstea does not have much time to solve it … And now he has even less time, running towards the net, but when the ball hits it, he can only deflect it widely. They are three set points, and although Cirstea saves the first with another winner, then she sends a wide forehand. It is a difficult set to lose because she was the best player; On the other hand, you will feel confident that you have the game to win here. Zidans 7-6 (5) Cirstea
Cirstea seems to be hitting him a little harder than Zidansek, on a regular basis and on special occasions, a barrage of punches. the last one a sensational cross forehand on the run, putting her in front. Before the game, I was in the mood for Zidansek, but that power differential is significant, as long as Cirstea’s radar is operational. And there we go: He hits a forehand on the line, but catches the ball a little late, cleaning it completely. But recover the mini-break immediately with beautiful hands and balance on the net. Zidane 6 (3) – (3) 6 Cirstea
Cirstea gets 0-15 and will be mad that he then gets a forehand return that falls into the slot. But he makes Zidansek play a low backhand right on the long-falling baseline, and the scent of opportunity will waft through his nostrils. Zidansek, however, has no such thing, his lateral movement on point and facilitating a forehand winner punished at the line 40-30. However, he can’t close, and Cirstea saves a succession of game points with an advantage before another backhand winner (there have been a few) raises his first set point. Zidansek, however, delivers a gorgeous, nerveless forehand winner down the line, then another, and this is turning out to be a really good fight. A big serve winner in the middle, and we have that breaker. Zidane 6-6 Cirstea
Excellent from Zidansek, rattle through easy clampingBut then Cirstea does the same and we could be moving towards that elusive point where both players play well at the same time; If Zidansek can muster one more grip, we can examine that premise in a breaker. Zidane 5-6 Cirstea
Cirstea is 30 – Zidansek is getting closer – but in 90 seconds it will serve under pressure, and who knows how it will turn out? Zidans 4-5 Cirstea
Looking down on the rest of the day’s game, Tsitsipas v Carreno Busta stands out: Just like any match with the Greek Musketeer, but Azarenka v Pavlyuchenvoka and Serena v Rybakina could be good too.
Zidansek and Cirstea are in different stages of their careers, the first 23 and the last 31. But they are a very good combination of each other based on what we have seen so far, with Cirstea looking to have settled in quicker: she is striking wonderfully from behind and showing a decent company on the net. Zidans 3-4 Cirstea
Order of play
Azarenka  against Pavlyuchenkova 
Tsitsipas  v Carreño Busta 
Williams S vs. Rybakina 
Zverev  v Nishikori (night game)
Zidans v Cirstea
Vondrousova  v Badosa
Garin  in Medvedev 
Davidovich Fokina vs. Delbonnis
Tamara Zidansek and Sorana Cirstea, both seeded, traded breaks in the first two games of their fourth-round match before Cirstea celebrated. I’ve seen a fair of both in the last week, and I really like how they have both played, especially Zidansek: he has fired Bianca Andreescu, the number six seed, and Katerina Siniakova, while Cirstea has sent off Johanna Konta and Daria. Kasatkina. In other words, this should be good, and in the time I spent writing the above, Zidansek argued convincingly. Zidane 2-2 Cirstea
Good morning to everybody! We’re already on our way to Lenglen, so let’s talk about what’s in store for us today as we enjoy our first match. On and it goes!
George is Digismak’s reported cum editor with 13 years of experience in Journalism