How to watch: Tennis Channel, 5 a.m. Eastern; NBCSN, 7 a.m.; NBC, 11 a.m. (taped)
Scoreboard: Men | Women
Ashleigh Barty vs. Amanda Anisimova
The only top-25 player to reach the women’s semifinals, the Australian Barty has devoured American opposition, beating four players from the U.S. in her five previous rounds. She will have a chance for a fifth on Suzanne Lenglen Court (5 a.m. Eastern) against Amanda Anisimova, a New Jersey-born 17-year-old who defeated the defending champion Simona Halep in the quarterfinals Thursday. Barty, the No. 8 seed, had a 2-5 record at this tournament before this year, but suddenly finds herself the oddsmakers’ favorite to win the title.
Marketa Vondrousova vs. Johanna Konta
The 26th-seeded Konta is the only one of the four remaining women who has played in a Grand Slam semifinal before. Because of the threatening weather and presold tickets for men’s matches on the Philippe Chatrier Court, Konta and Vondrousova will play on the new Simonne Mathieu Court, at the same time as Barty and Anisimova are squaring off on Lenglen Court. The WTA criticized the court assignments as “unfair and inappropriate.” A semifinal on a tertiary court is an exceedingly rare. At the 2011 U.S. Open, Samantha Stosur and Angelique Kerber played on the old Grandstand court. But even that court had 1,000 more seats than the 5,000-seat Mathieu Court.
Roger Federer vs. Rafael Nadal
Perhaps you’ve heard of these two men and their rivalry. Their 39th career matchup, but first at the French Open since 2011, is scheduled to begin at 12:50 p.m. in Paris, 6:50 a.m. Eastern. NBCSN and Tennis Channel will broadcast the match live, and we will provide live updates from Roland Garros at nytimes.com/sports.
Novak Djokovic vs. Dominic Thiem
The second men’s semifinal will be the third meeting in four years at Roland Garros for Djokovic and Thiem. They split the previous two, but Djokovic has a 6-2 advantage in their past eight matches. Thiem has beaten Nadal four times on clay, but admitted Thursday that he has “a little bit more issues with guys who play a little bit flatter and who take the balls very early like Novak is doing.” Djokovic is two wins from winning a fourth consecutive Grand Slam title for the second time in his career. He completed his first “Djokovic Slam” at the 2016 French Open.
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