Friday, 15 November, 2019

Djokovic, Muguzura, Nadal in action at French Open

Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic right waits as Germany's Carina Witthoeft is late before their third round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium Sunday Djokovic, Muguzura, Nadal in action at French Open
Vera Richards | 06 June, 2017, 06:17

Edmund and Anderson engaged in a tense war for the right to take a berth in the fourth round, but it was the latter who proved his credentials, lasting longer than his British foe to clinch a 6-7 (6), 7-6 (4), 5-7, 6-1, 6-4 win.

A year after showing so much resolve while winning the French Open, Muguruza fell apart down the stretch.

Also in the top half of the men's bracket, Cilic stormed his way into the fourth round thanks to a conclusive win over Lopez, who dropped his serve seven times over the course of three sets before confirming his departure.

It was the first time in the Open era that two Asian men had met as late as the third round in a Grand Slam tournament.

"Everything wasn't ideal. There were a few concerns", Mladenovic said, before joking: "I made about 35 double-faults today, but everything's OK!"

Muguruza, who was seeded No. 4 in Paris, beat Serena Williams in the French Open final previous year.

- Top-ranked Andy Murray reached the fourth round, beating Juan Martin del Potro (wahn mar-TEEN' dehl POHT'-roh) in a match that lasted almost three hours.

Isner was the last United States man in the draw of 11 who entered the tournament.

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Mladenovic broke down in tears during her post-match speech to the crowd, telling her supporters: "The courage and the force you give me is just unimaginable". And we're in the quarterfinals.

The eighth-seeded Nishikori is in the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam tournament for the seventh time.

Mladenovic could have company in the quarterfinals, though: Frenchwoman Caroline Garcia plays her fourth-round match Monday.

Williams, who turns 37 this month, earned all of those titles at Wimbledon or the U.S. Open. His best showing in Paris was a semifinal run in 2008. "It's all behind me now, so whatever happens in this tournament is not necessarily my concern anymore".

Defending champions Novak Djokovic and Garbine Muguruza both play Sunday in the fourth round of the French Open, in a packed schedule created by multiple rain postponements. The 14-time major victor has dropped just 20 games in four rounds so far, just one more than he lost at the same stage in 2012.

The 11th-seeded Caroline Wozniacki overcame the No. 8 seed Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-1, 4-6, 6-2 in a highly-anticipated round of 16 clash.

The 31-year-old Nadal is seeking his 10th French Open title and 15th Grand Slam title.

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