French Open plays catch-up after Saturday rain disruption

Hazel Gray
June 4, 2017

We also preview Saturday's action.

The 23-year-old faces unseeded compatriot Alize Cornet for a place in the quarter-finals, guaranteeing France a player in the last-eight of the women's draw for the first time since 2011.

The Spaniard outlasted 16 seeded Frenchman Lucas Pouille 6-2, 3-6, 5-7, 6-2, 6-1.

Schwartzman put Djokovic's attempted renaissance under new superstar coach Andre Agassi to the test, the Argentinian leading by two sets to one before the holder eventually asserted himself to pull clear, winning 5-7 6-3 3-6 6-1 6-1. "I have no words to describe the love I have for you", Mladenovic said after her win. What else can I say? "I don't want money, I want to help him. I had goose bumps". Not a bad way to celebrate the No. 4 seed's 100th best-of-five match on clay. His record here now stands at a staggering 98-2. Nadal, who only lost 12 points on serve on Friday, refused to gloat over Basilashvili's predicament. Nadal annihilated 63rd-ranked Nikoloz Basilashvili on Friday, giving up just one game to the Georgian player and walking off the court in half the time it took Djokovic to dispatch Schwartzman. "I hit with a very high intensity on all the shots". So I'm glad that I have some positives, of course, to take from today's match.

"I played a great first set but I still knew I had to stay cool and aggressive".

"The score is quite embarrassing".

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The world number 11 Saina, who made the womens singles semifinal, was seeded second in the tournament, while her opponent entered the tournament as fourth seed. Djokovic has been playing very well after some up-and-down play this year. He sustained ligament damage in the freak fall, and was forced to retire.

Caroline Wozniacki has romped through her first set 6-1 against Svetlana Kuznetsova and the second is going with serve. They beat Russian duo Mikhail Elgin and Karen Khachanov 6-1 7-6 (2) to progress to the third round, where they will play ninth seeded Rohan Bopanna and Pablo Cuevas.

Steve Johnson has earned plenty of admirers for his courageous passage through the first two rounds of the tournament, his father having suddenly and unexpectedly passed away just weeks ago.

Murray vs. Del Potro will be screened live on Eurosport 1HD. At Indian Wells this year, Federer, Dimitrov and Tommy Haas, dubbing themselves the Backhand Boys, performed "Hard To Say I'm Sorry" during an on-court interview. Raonic won their three previous meetings, but none were on Carreno Busta's preferred surface of clay.

Already the owner of most claycourt titles in history with 52 apart from Chris Evert (66), Nadal has failed only twice at Roland Garros - in 2009 and 2015. The Spaniard dazzled the Paris crowd with 27 winners over 90 minutes as he continued his march to a 10th French Open title.

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