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Rafael Nadal cruises into quarterfinals at French Open

Rafael Nadal cruises into quarterfinals at French Open

"If I didn't think I had a chance, I would not play", said Carreno Busta when asked about facing Nadal.

"I feel I played well today but I did not quite figure out the solution in time". (It) is really hard, because Rafa is maybe the best player [on] this surface [in] history, and he's playing really [well].

Wozniacki has the slight edge in both the overall head-to-head (7-6) and in their Slam meetings (3-2); all of Wozniacki's Slam wins have come at the US Open (in 2009, 2011 and 2016), while Kuznetsova was victorious at the Australian Open in 2013 and Wimbledon past year.

Croatian qualifier Petra Martic upset 17th-seeded Anastasija Sevastova 6-1 6-1 to reach the fourth round of the French Open.

"After that (first set) I started playing with fewer errors and that was good". Spain's Rafael Nadal waves to spectators as as he leaves the court after his opponent Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta withdrew with an injury from their quarterfinal match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garr.

Second seed Karolina Pliskova advanced to round four with a 7-5, 6-1 victory over Germany's Carina Witthoeft.

The only other two women with a Grand Slam trophy on their resumes who made it to the fourth round - Svetlana Kuznetsova and Samantha Stosur - lost earlier Sunday to women without one.

Nadal, who turned 31 last week, has surrendered just 20 games in the tournament and he breezed past No. 18 Roberto Bautista Agut in the Round of 16 on Sunday. "I don't really like to play against him, because he has a game style which doesn't fit me at all". She will next face the victor of the match between Veronica Cepede Royg and Mariana Duque-Marina. However, Djokovic held his nerve and broke twice during the second set to win it 6-3 and level the match.

Eighth seed Nishikori led two sets to one but trailed by a double break at 3-0 down in the fourth set when rain halted play on Saturday.

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.

Nine-time champion Rafael Nadal kept his hopes alive for a tenth title at Roland Garros as he brushed aside fellow Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut in straight sets to march into the quarterfinals.

"It's a very painful defeat here in the French Open", said a tearful Muguruza.

Round 3: 15-Gael Monfils (Fra) bt 24-Richard Gasquet (Fra) 7-6 (5), 5-7, 4-3 (Gasquet retired); Karen Khachanov (Rus) bt 21-John Isner (US) 7-6 (1), 6-3, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (3); 8-Kei Nishikori (Jpn) bt Chung Hyeon (SK) 7-5, 6-4, 6-7 (4), 0-6, 6-4.


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