French Open day 10 -- at a glance
Paris (AFP) –
French Open day 10 -- at a glance:
+ Nadal, Federer set-up blockbuster semi-final
+ Federer beats Wawrinka in four sets
+ Nadal routs weary Nishikori
+ Konta, Vondrousova to meet for final place
Roger Federer (SUI x3) bt Stan Wawrinka (SUI x24) 7-6 (7/4), 4-6, 7-6 (7/5), 6-4
Rafael Nadal (ESP x2) bt Kei Nishikori (JPN x7) 6-1, 6-1, 6-3
Johanna Konta (GBR x26) bt Sloane Stephens (USA x7) 6-1, 6-4
Marketa Vondrousova (CZE) bt Petra Martic (CRO x31) 7-6 (7/1), 7-5
World Cup winner's son on court
-- Roman Burrachaga brought his famous family name to Roland Garros on Tuesday as he took part in the boys tournament.
Roman's father Jorge starred for Argentina at the 1986 World Cup, scoring the winning goal in the 3-2 final victory over West Germany.
The 17-year-old Burrachaga came through qualifying but his campaign ended in a 6-7 (3/7), 6-2, 6-1 second round loss to Flavio Cobolli of Italy.
Stan and deliver
-- Many people have compared Roger Federer's grey-brown shirt to that used by employees of a world renowned mail delivery service
A Twitter parody account 'Not Roger Federer' also caught the mood.
"First Set Tweetings: I've got quite a few deliveries to make after this match today. If you're expecting a parcel won't be home, please update your @UPS tracking page to indicate a safe place where I can leave your package. Thanks guys xx."
Clay has an away day
-- Sloane Stephens was mystified by seeing the layers of clay blown away by the breeze at Roland Garros which didn't improve her mood as she slipped to a straight sets loss to Johanna Konta in the quarter-finals.
"Yeah, if you just look at the court, you can see it's very thin. Like the base of the court, there there wasn't very much clay," said the seventh seed.
Who's saying what
"Send Mats best. I'm not taking it personal, but still send him my best regards."
-- Federer after being told that former champion-turned-pundit Mats Wilander claimed that the Swiss star's paltry break-point conversion of 2/18 was an indication he is getting older.
"Italian boys are always good looking. Like Fabio Fognini today, he's a very young and nice, nice boy. Zverev, I also like his game a lot. Tsitsipas, I really like his game and his mentality.
-- Former five-time Roland Garros semi-finalist and 1990 US Open champion Gabriela Sabatini giving her thoughts on current crop of male players.
"I am speechless and not many matches make me speechless."
-- 18-time Grand Slam champion Chris Evert after seeing Johanna Konta become first British woman in 36 years to reach the semi-finals.
? 2019 AFP