Nadal storms past Gasquet, advances to French Open round of 16

06 June, 2018, 04:13 | Author: Brenda Erickson
  • Rafael Nadal can move ahead of Roger Federer in the ATP money list

Nadal knows that he will have to dig deep when they meet on Monday. And he did on the anniversary of the Swiss' iconic win in Paris against him.That win sealed one of the best matches ever played in this sport's history and made Federer stop the Serb's remarkable unbeaten run at 43 consecutive matches. "Do you mind just playing one ball with him?" So we had to wait.

Marin Cilic breezed past Steve Johnson 6-3, 6-2, 6-4.

Garcia's loss means there are no French men or women remaining in the tournament. To wit: He was facing the mighty Nadal - victor of all 16 matches this pair has played against each other as professionals - and on red clay, to boot.

Thomas Hogstedt tells The Associated Press "it was a shock". She clinched the last of her five majors at the French Open in 2014, having also won here in 2012. "It has been three hard matches for me, but I played well and I know I could play even better in my next round", del Potro said.

DEFENDING champion Rafael Nadal easily beat Richard Gasquet once again, reaching the fourth round of the French Open with a crushing 6-3 6-2 6-2 win on Sunday morning (AEST).

Nadal, who lost only two points in the first five games, will next play Germany's world number 70 Maximilian Marterer, who beat Estonian lucky loser Jurgen Zopp. He has yet to drop a set at this year's tournament.

As he cuts into his birthday cake, Nadal can reflect on becoming only the sixth player in the Grand Slam...

Anderson twice served for the match, at 5-4 in the third and fourth sets.

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"He is very photogenic, for me he is the one to photograph", she said.

Kasatkina has beaten Wozniacki three times this year.

The top-seeded Romanian has never lost to Petkovic, and four of her seven wins have been on clay.

Third-seeded Garbine Muguruza of Spain has crushed Samantha Stosur 6-0, 6-2 to advance to the fourth round of the French Open.

ITV4 (Sky channel 120) will show Nadal's clash with Gasquet, which will take place on Philippe Chatrier - no earlier than 1.30pm.

Del Potro had eight aces and broke his Spanish opponent's serve six times on Court Philippe Chatrier, taking just 29 minutes to win the third set.

The No. 3-seeded Croat won the 2014 U.S. Open and has reached the final at two of the past three majors - Wimbledon a year ago and the Australian Open in January.

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