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Federer and Nadal effortlessly to the quarter final, Flipkens punch through in doubles at Roland Garros

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Roger Federer (ATP 3) Sunday qualified for the quarter-finals of Roland Garros, the second grand slam tournament of the season. In the quarter-finals awaits compatriot Stan Wawrinka (ATP 28).

The Swiss knocked out in the eighth-finals, the Argentinian Leonardo Mayer (ATP 68) in three sets: 6-2, 6-3 and 6-3. The party lasted 1 hour and 44 minutes. Federer lost this year at the French tournament are still not set.

Federer should be in the quarter-finals to the bucket against Wawrinka. That knocked, after a marathonpartij the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas (ATP 6) in five sets: 7-6 (8/6), 5-7, 6-4, 3-6 and 8-6. The party lasted 5 hours and 11 minutes.

Federer won Roland Garros in 2009 and was four times runner-up (2006, 2007, 2008 and 2011). The past three years, he left the gravelgrandslam to pass. Wawrinka won the French tournament in 2015. In 2017, he was a losing finalist against Rafael Nadal. In 2018, he died immediately.

Nadal punch after simple win through to quarter-finals

Rafael Nadal (ATP 2) Sunday qualified for the quarter-finals of Roland Garros, the second grand slam tournament of the season.

The Spaniard knocked in the eighth-finals, the Argentinian Juan Londero (ATP 78) in three sets: 6-2, 6-3 and 6-3. The party took 2 hours and 16 minutes. In the quarter-finals should Nadal to the bucket against the Japanese Kei Nishikori (ATP 7) or the Frenchman Benoit Paire (ATP 38).

The Monday, 33-year-old Nadal is aiming for a twelfth title to the Porte d’Auteuil (after 2005-2008, 2010-2014, 2017 and 2018). In the sixteenth-finals made the Spaniard an end tournament at the David Goffin (ATP 29) in four sets: 6-1, 6-3, 4-6 and 6-3.

Vondrousova steams by

Marketa Vondrousova, one of the three players under the age of twenty years who in singles at the women still in the tournament sit, has joined the women for quarter-finals posted. She was previously never past the second round hit at the Porte d’auteuil. Her best result so far at a grand slam was a quarter-final at the US Open last year.

In the quarter-finals she takes it soon on against the Croatian Petra Martic (WTA 31), that in the eighth-finals to be strong turned out for the Estonian Kaia Kanepi (WTA 88): 5-7, 6-2 and 6-4. Also for the 28-year-old Martic is the first quarterfinals at a grand slam tournament. Her promising career was over the past few years, slowed by a back injury. “I can’t describe what I feel”, stammered she, after the end. “Here, I’m waiting for so long.”

Stephens kegelt Muguruza out of the tournament and will play quarterfinals against Konta

Sloane Stephens (WTA 7) is Sunday for the eighth finals of Roland Garros, the second grand slam tournament of the season

The American knocked in the eighth finals of the Spanish Garbiñe Muguruza (WTA 19) in two sets: 6-4 and 6-3. The party lasted 1 hour and 42 minutes. The best result of Stephens is a finals last year. The Romanian Simona Halep was in the final battle to the strong. Muguruza won Roland Garros in 2016. Last year, clashed in the semi-finals on the subsequent winner Halep.

In the quarter-finals awaits Johanna Konta (WTA 26). The British charged in her quarter-final with Croatian Donna Vekic (WTA 24) in two sets: 6-2 and 6-4. Konta survived by her four previous participations in Paris is never the first round. She is the first British tennis player since 1983 that the quarter-finals at Roland Garros. Her former compatriot in the French capital in the last eight took was 36 years ago, Jo Durie.

Flipkens punch through in doubles to quarter-finals

Kirsten Flipkens has Sunday qualified for the quarter-finals of the doubles at Roland Garros, the second grand slam tournament of the season.

In the eighth-finals took Flipper to the side of the Swedish Johanna Larsson, with whom she the fifteenth seed is, of Ukrainian Nadiya Kichenok and American Abigail Spears in two sets: 6-3 and 6-2. The party lasted 1 hour and 7 minutes. Now wait for the American Nicole Melichar and the Czech Kveta Peschke, or the Slovenian Andreja Klepac and the Czech Lucie Hradecka.

Previously lost to Flipkens, number 64 of the world, in the first round of the singles with a 6-1 and 7-5 of the puerto rican Monica Puig (WTA 59).