Nadal moves through to quarter-finals at French Open

Nadal moves through to quarter-finals at French Open

Defending champions Djokovic, on the other hand, made it to the last-eight after sweeping aside Spain's Albert Ramos Viñolas 7-6 (7-9), 6-1, 6-3.

The amount of power Thiem possesses has allowed him to comfortably hold serve, and that is something he will have to continue with against Djokovic at all costs.

Monfils, 30, was leading 7-6 (7-5) 5-7 4-3 when his opponent withdrew, setting up a last-16 meeting with Wawrinka. I'm going to be ready for that.

Whoever comes out on top will then likely face a semi-final battle against Nadal, with the nine-time victor undoubtedly grateful he'll only have to face one of his two greatest challengers at Roland Garros. "Obviously never losing to a player always helps mentally a little bit, but I don't think it's going to play too big of a role".

However, the Spaniard did receive two time violation warnings during the match from Carlos Ramos, the same umpire who incensed Novak Djokovic by enforcing a similar penalty in the Serbian's third-round victory over Diego Schwartzman.

The French 13th seed is through to just her second Slam quarterfinal - after the 2015 US Open - and will Switzerland's Timea Bacsinszky for a spot in the last four. (It) is really hard, because Rafa is maybe the best player [on] this surface [in] history, and he's playing really [well].

Former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki returned to the French Open quarterfinals for the first time since 2010, eliminating 2009 champion Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-1, 4-6, 6-2.

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In a rain-affected match, the Japense grabbed a 7-5, 6-4, 6-7 (4/7), 0-6, 6-4. victory.

Croatian qualifier Petra Martic upset 17th-seeded Anastasija Sevastova 6-1 6-1 to reach the fourth round of the French Open. "I'm very happy to reach another quarterfinal".

He was also beaten in straight sets by Djokovic in last year's semi-finals at Roland Garros - his best run at a slam. "I still can't believe that I'm sitting here".

Fifth seed Svitolina downed Pole Magda Linette 6-4, 7-5. Some other things are that Andy Murray may have looked shaky in the first few rounds, but he proved he has some great tennis in him with his win over del Potro, I'm really interested to see how far he can go. "Therefore, this has given me quite a lot of confidence", Nadal said.

On Wednesday at a windy Court Suzanne Lenglen, Djokovic was out of sorts in so many ways, even before that 20-minute third set in which he won only 8 of 34 points.

"We have been playing so many times. So I came back and played a more versatile game".