The 2011 French Open is about to get a lot more interesting as some of the lower seeds and wild cards get weeded out. The first big match of the tournament comes in the third round as Novak Djokovic puts his unbeaten streak on the line against the powerful 6-foot-6 Argentinian Juan Martin Del Potro (25).
Del Potro was once ranked fourth in the world and famously beat Roger Federer in the 2009 US Open. He missed most of 2010 due to a wrist injury but is 27-6 in 2011 and has won two tournaments. Both Del Potro and Djokovic are big, hard hitting baseliners with huge forehands. It will be a big test for Djokovic and should be an exciting match. The two are scheduled to play the last match of the day on the main Court Philippe Chatrier. The timing is good for the American tennis audience with a roughly mid-day start time.
Roger Federer (2) and Caroline Wozniacki (1) are also both on the court on Friday. Click here for the full 2011 French Open Day 6 schedule. The Tennis Channel and ESPN 2 continues to share TV coverage with a live online stream available at tennischannel.com. Tennis Channel is up from 5:00 a.m. ET to 12:00 p.m. ET and then ESPN 2 is on deck for the rest of the afternoon until 6:30 p.m. ET.
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