French Open at a glance on Saturday, the seventh day of the 2020 championship at Roland Garros:
+ Djokovic into fourth round for 11th year in row
+ World 186 Altmaier adds to shocks
+ Jabeur in new Arab landmark
Novak Djokovic (SRB x1) bt Daniel Galan (COL) 6-0, 6-3, 6-2
Daniel Altmaier (GER) bt Matteo Berrettini (ITA x7) 6-2, 7-6 (7/5), 6-4
Sofia Kenin (USA x4) bt Irina Maria Bara (ROU) 6-2, 6-0
Ons Jabeur (TUN x30) bt Aryna Sabalenka (BLR x8) 7-6 (9/7), 2-6, 6-3
Who is that masked woman?
-- Tunisia's Ons Jabeur, the first Arab woman to reach the last 16 at Roland Garros, appeared at her news conference after knocking out eighth seed Aryna Sabalenka wearing a protective mask bearing a picture of Greek player Stefanos Tsitsipas.
"I asked for it. He was like, No way you're going to wear it. Of course, I'm going to wear it. I'm Team Tsitsipas," she explained.
Stef the cub reporter
-- Stefanos Tsitsipas is comfortably in the top 10 and rarely for most elite athletes, he admits to a fondness for the media.
"I was a journalist when I was 11, 12 years old. I had this Facebook page, which I very often updated with news about Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic. The name of it was Tenniscore ITN. I was really into it. Every day after school I would check the results, check the current, latest tennis news. I would update it. It was a lot of fun, I enjoyed doing it. I really understand journalism," said Tsitsipas, the first Greek player to reach the last 16 at a major on more than one occasion.
Stan's the man for Dan
-- Daniel Altmaier, the world number 186 who reached the last 16 on Saturday, paid tribute to 2015 champion Stan Wawrinka who he has credited with helping him in his career. The German even imitates his hero on court.
"'Allez' is coming a little bit from my idol Stan Wawrinka. When I was watching him, he always say, 'Allez, Stan.' I copy it because I like it to say, 'Allez, Dan'."
Bond of brothers
-- Jamie Murray hit back at Mats Wilander after the Swede blasted his brother Andy Murray claiming the three-time major winner was wrong to accept a wild card to play at Roland Garros.
"I think Andy is well within his rights to accept a wildcard. He came here wanting to compete and try to do as well as he can. Obviously he didn't have any matches going into the tournament and then he played Stan Wawrinka in the first round, another guy who has got three Grand Slams and loves playing on clay. So it was a bit of a disaster draw for him. I think that was unfair criticism," said Jamie who is in the quarter-finals of the doubles in Paris.
Who's saying what
"I was very focused to take off my pants on time. I think the previous match I didn't unzip right. I got caught up in the moment. Today was better. I think I was more prepared for taking my pants off."
-- Grigor Dimitrov on getting caught up in his tracksuit bottoms at the start of his second round match, a mistake he avoided on Saturday when he defeated Roberto Carballes Baena.
"I am upset. I was really feeling bad on the court. I'm feeling bad now. Didn't play well in the big stage. It's painful."
-- Matteo Berrettini sums up a bad day at the office after losing in three sets to Germany's world number 186 Daniel Altmaier.
"What makes me smile on the court? When I win. It's kind of a good start. Off the court? My dogs make me smile a lot."
-- German sixth Alexander Zverev
"What the hell! Great job"
-- Zverev on Instagram, congratulating Altmaier
"When I lose, they don't blame me right away. They blame themselves. I do the same, I blame them also, which is good."
-- Ons Jabeur jokes about her win-win approach to post-match inquests