Rafael Nadal entered the quarterfinals of the French Open after beating Roberto Bautista Agut 6-1, 6-2, 6-2, while Novak Djokovic also became an 11-time quarter-finalist as he beat Albert Ramos-Vinolas 7-6 (7/5), 6-1, 6-3, in another match. However, Garbine Muguruza crashed out in the last 16.
It is the 11th time Nadal has reached the quarter-finals at the French Open. Nadal continued his merciless form at Roland Garros by sending 17th seeded compatriot Roberto Bautista Agut 6-1, 6-2, 6-2. Speaking of his win, Nadal who celebrated his birthday on Saturday said, "I'm happy because Roberto is a very good player. It's very important for me to be in the quarter-finals one more time. Probably I didn't play as well as I did the other day, but I still played well." as reported by Firstpost.
The nine-time champion will now face another Spanish player, Pablo Carreno Busta, in the last eight.
Defending champion Novak Djokovic also made into the French Open quarter-final after beating 19th seed Albert Ramos-Vinolas 7-6 (7/5), 6-1, 6-3. Talking about his upcoming challenge against Dominic Theim, Djokovic said, "There's no easy match in a Grand Slam quarter-final, it will be very difficult for both of us".
Sixth-seeded Austrian player Theim thrashed Argentina's Horacio Zeballos 6-1, 6-3, 6-1 to reach the quarters for a second straight year.
In the upset of the day in the men's singles category, 25-year-old, Carreno Busta, reached his first Grand Slam quarter-final with a 4-6, 7-6 (7-2), 6-7 (6-8), 6-4, 8-6 win over Canadian fifth seed Milos Raonic. Meanwhile, Kei Nishikori survived a tough challenge from South Korea’s Hyeon Chung. In a rain-affected match, the Japense grabbed a 7-5, 6-4, 6-7 (4/7), 0-6, 6-4. victory.
American John Isner was knocked out in his third-round match by Russian giant Karen Khachanov, who won 7-6 (7-1) 6-3 6-7 (5-7) 7-6 (7-3).
In women’s singles event, reigning women's champion Garbine Muguruza crashed out in the last 16 to home favourite Kristina Mladenovic who beat her 6-1, 3-6, 6-3. After thie loss, she bemoaned the lack of support for her saying, "I'm sad. It's a very painful defeat here in the French Open. I just think that they sometimes should be a little bit more respectful."
Finally, Switzerland's Timea Bacsinszky defeated 2002 runner-up Venus Williams 5-7, 6-2, 6-1, while Danish 11th seed Caroline Wozniacki knocked out 2009 champion Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-1, 4-6, 6-2 to reach the last eight for just the second time.
What will the toss winner do in the 3rd test between IND and SL?
Presenting Nostragamus, the first ever prediction game that covers all sports, including Cricket. Play the SL vs IND challenge and win cash prizes daily!!
Download the app for FREE and get Rs.20 joining BONUS. Join 30,000 other users who win cash by playing NostraGamus. Click here to download the app for FREE on android!