Rafael Nadal Enjoys Easiest Win Of Grand Slam Career

Luckily for Wozniacki, she got her way when it began raining while she was down 5-2, suspending the match until Saturday.

"I played well from the start, with lots of winners, good intensity and few errors", Nadal said.

Nobody plays much attention to Raonic during the clay-court season, mainly because his serve-based game is so much better suited to hard courts.

The Spaniard needed just 23 minutes to bagel his Georgian opponent in the third set, while a whitewash appeared to be on the cards as he raced ahead in the second.

Despite his 100th best-of-five sets clay court match and being confronted by his 31st birthday and talk of La Decima in Paris, the world number four admitted that he hasn't always felt comfortable with numbers.

The Argentine 29th seed, who benefited from Nicolas Almagro's retirement in the second round, is satisfied with his level but said he could have pulled out of his previous match. What did I say? "And it was going to take a lot of work if I wanted to play a good match against him". The 26-year-old Canadian has quietly slashed his way through this draw, but could call attention to himself with a win over Carreno Busta, who hit his career-high ranking of No. 18 just this month.

Canadian fifth seed Milos Raonic beat Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-1, 1-0 when the Spaniard retired with a left thigh problem.

GenNext representative, talented Dominic Thiem stayed afloat, with his 6-1, 7-6, 6-3 victory over American 25 seed Steve Johnson and will next face Horacio Zeballos in the 4 round.

Djokovic followed in the main stadium and found himself in quite a bit of trouble right away against 41st-ranked Diego Schwartzman before emerging to win 5-7, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1, 6-1.

Muguruza said that she turns to baking in her spare time to help cope with the pressure of playing at Grand Slam tournaments.

Muguruza booked her spot in the fourth round with a 7-5, 6-2 win over Yulia Putintseva, a 2016 quarterfinalist.

This could well be the WTA match of the tournament, pitting the long-beleaguered - but suddenly resurgent - defending champion against the latest Gallic hope.

Goffin was leading 5-4 when he chased down the ball towards the back of the Suzanne Lenglen court. After wasting three set points, Goffin was facing a break point when the players engaged in a lengthy baseline exchange.

Muguruza, the fourth seed and defending champion for the women, will face the 13th-seeded Kristina Mladenovic on Sunday.

Russian eighth seed Svetlana Kuznetsova beat China's Zhang Shuai 7-6 (7-5), 4-6, 7-5. "I'm happy I went out there without kind of fear".

  • Zachary Reyes