Nadal without set loss to fourth round in Paris

Rafael Nadal has placed himself for the fourth round of Roland Garros. The twelve-time champion of the French grandslam tournament dealt with Stefano Travaglia from Italy in three sets: 6-1 6-4 6-0

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the 34-year-old Spaniard had serious opposition from the Italian number 74 of the world only in the second set. But one break was enough in that set. In the third set, Nadal steamed on to victory.

Nadal hits the American qualifier Sebastian Korda in the fourth round. The 20-year-old son of Roland Garros finalist Petr Korda impressed with a three-set victory over the Spanish qualifier Pedro Martinez.

Alexander Zverev

Alexander Zverev has reached the fourth round. The sixth German defeated Italian Marco Cecchinato in three sets: 6-1 7-5 6-3.

Zverev had to go deep against the Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert in the second round and was only finished after four hours. Against the Italian number 110 of the world ranking, things went a lot faster. After an hour and 40 minutes, the 23-year-old German got to store the Italian match points at 5-2, but Cecchinato still pulled the game towards him. On his own storage, Zverev then finished it.

In the fourth round, Zverev again meets an Italian, Jannik Sinner. The 19-year-old number 75 of the world ranking list won three sets of Argentine Federico Coria: 6-3 7-5 7-5

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Stan Wawrinka

Stan Wawrinka stranded in the third round on Friday. The winner of 2015 had to bow in five sets to the 20-year-old Frenchman Hugo Gaston: 2-6 6-3 6-3 4-6 6-0.

Wawrinka, placed sixteenth in Paris, came back two sets on the French gravel against the talent from France. The number 239 of the world ranking ran on every ball and hit a lot back.

However, after Wawrinka grabbed the fourth set of 6-4, it was again Gaston who had the best of the game. He broke the 35-year-old Swiss straight into the first game and survived some break-chances on his own service. With two more breaks and a good own storage, he went to 5-0, and on his own service he finished it well at his first matchpoint.

Demi Schuurs

Double Specialist Demi Schuurs, together with her Czech partner Kveta Peschke, secured a spot in the third round.

Schuurs and Peschke were the American Alison Riske and Ajla Tomljanovic from Australia with 6-4 6-3.

Never before has Schuurs (27), the global number 11, reached the third round at Roland Garros. Recently she made the quarter-finals at the US Open, which is her best result on a grand slam. Schuurs and Peschke were placed sixth in Paris.

Koolhof to third round in doubles

Wesley Koolhof stands with his double partner Nikola Mektic from Croatia in the third round of Roland Garros.

In the third round Koolhof and Mektic play against the sixth French duo Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut or the Canadian Vasek Pospisil and the American Jack Sock.

Koolhof and Mektic lost the final last month in the US Open doubles of the Croatian Mate Pavic and Bruno Soares from Brazil.

Jean-Julien Rojer also made the third round. Together with the Romeen Horia Tecau, the Dutchman won Marcelo Arevalo from El Salvador and Brit Jonny O‘Mara. Rojer and Tecau are now running into Pavic and Soares.

Thiem impresses again

Dominic Thiem has underlined his good shape by defeating Norwegian Casper Ruud in three sets in the third round of Roland Garros. In two hours and a quarter of an hour it became 6-4 6-3 6-1 for the winner of the US Open.

In particular, the first two sets were of high level. Ruud took a lead of 3-1, but then lost four games in a row. As the match progressed, Thiem, finalist in Paris for the past two years, continued to play better and imposed on the solid Ruud with hard ground strokes. Ruud weathered handsome, pulled back a lot of balls, but at the important moments the number 3 of the world was better.

In the third set, the global number 25 Ruud, who took advantage of only one of its eight breakdowns, was unable to resist after an early break.

In order to reach the quarter-finals, Thiem (27) has to deal with the winner of the duel between Stan Wawrinka from Switzerland and the Frenchman Hugo Gaston in the fourth round.

Qualifier Korda can get ready for the biggest tennis party of his early career


The American tennis player Sebastian Korda can get ready for the biggest tennis party of his early career. The 20-year-old son of former tennis player Petr Korda from the Czech Republic won his party in the third round of Roland Garros convincingly from the Spaniard Pedro Martinez (6-4 6-3 6-1) and in the fourth round he may have twelve times champion RafaelNadal.

Korda is the number 213 in the world. The young American made his debut at the main US Open tournament in September, where he was eliminated in the first round by Canadian Denis Shapovalov. At Roland Garros, the grandslam where his father Petr lost the final to Jim Courier in 1992, he won six games. Korda survived three parties in the qualifiers and then won Andreas Seppi, John Isner and Martinez.

The American is the first qualifier in nine years to make the second week of Roland Garros and the first tennis player from outside the top 200 to reach the last sixteen since the Frenchman Arnaud di Pasquale in 2002.

Simona Halep has placed himself for the fourth round of Roland Garros within an hour. The first Romanian was the first to compete against the American Amanda Anisimova, 6-0 6-1.

19-year-old Anisimova, the world’s number 29, disappointed and made many unnecessary mistakes. She made an awkward impression on the virtually empty Court Philippe Chatrier. The first set lasted only 24 minutes.

In the second set, Anisimova won the first game, but it didn‘t get exciting for a moment. After 54 minutes, Halep, the world’s number 2, finished it at her second match point.

Halep, winner in Paris in 2018, is without set loss after three games. โ€œI have never trained on gravel so long in a row, and that works out well,โ€ said the 29-year-old Romanian, who recently passed the US Open.