Nadal, Djokovic held up in Paris by weather
- Author: Zachary Reyes Jun 07, 2017,
Jun 07, 2017, 9:29
The fourth-seed, who is bidding for a 10th French Open title, posted a comfortable a 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 victory against countryman and 17th seed Bautista Agut in a one-sided last-16 clash that lasted one hour and 50 minutes. "It was really tough, really tough", Carreno Busta told reporters after the match. No. 20 Pablo Carreno Busta in an all-Spanish matchup, and No. 2 Novak Djokovic of Serbia vs. Djokovic, the reigning French Open champion, defeated 19th seed Albert Ramos-Vinolas in a hard-fought 7-6 (7-5) 6-1 6-3 win on Sunday. "He plays every point with great intensity and yields nothing".
Nadal is hitting peak form on clay dropping only 20 games in four matches so far, one more than he managed in reaching the last eight five years ago.
OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS FOR PLISKOVACan Pliskova slide into the last four?
Pliskova's game does not seem best suited to the slow surface - the Czech's best grand slam result was reaching the final at the U.S. Open a year ago and she had never previously made it past the second round at Roland Garros.
Meanwhile, Djokovic will square off against highly-touted Austrian Dominic Thiem in the other quarter-final on Tuesday.
As a result of the downpours, all four men's quarter-finals will be played on Wedneday with Andy Murray against Kei Nishikori and Stan Wawrinka facing Marin Cilic. So please come back then for live action.
Nadal is going to cotinue marching straight towards a tenth French Open crown.