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ROLAND GARROS. Djokovic gets on a drafje the last eight, titelverdedigster Halep demonstrates

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Kei Nishikori has Monday qualified for the quarter-finals of Roland Garros, beating Frenchman Benoit Paire in five sets. Also, Novak Djokovic put on a drafje in the last eight. In the women demonstrated titelverdedigster Simona Halep.

The match between Kei Nishikori (ATP 7) and the Frenchman Benoit Paire (ATP 38) was Sunday evening stopped after the third set because of the incoming darkness over Paris. Monday afternoon to resume the two on court Suzanne-Lenglen. Nishikori took the end up with 6-2, 6-7 (8/10), 6-2, 6-7 (8/10) and 7-5. The party lasted 3 hours and 55 minutes.

In the quarter-finals clashes, the Japanese on defending champion and elfvoudig winner Rafael Nadal (ATP 2). Who won Sunday easily with 6-2, 6-3 and 6-3 of the Argentine Juan Londero (ATP 78). In the third round, the Spaniard David Goffin (ATP 29) is turned off.

Djokovic gets on a drafje the quarter-finals

Novak Djokovic (ATP 1) knew Monday very little trouble in the fourth round of Roland Garros. The Serb was on Court Philippe-Chatrier a size too big for the German Jan-Lennard Struff (ATP 45). It was 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 after 1 hour and 33 minutes.

In the quarter-finals takes the first seed against the Italian Fabio Fognini (ATP 12) or the German Alexander Zverev (ATP 5).

Novak Djokovic won Roland Garros in 2016, and there was a losing finalist in 2012, 2014 and 2015. In the past two years, the Serb, at the Porte d’auteuil time in the quarter-finals.

Thiem switches to French hope

The Austrian Dominic Thiem (ATP 4) knocked in the eighth-finals, the Frenchman Gael Monfils (ATP 17) in three sets: 6-4, 6-4 and 6-2. The party lasted 1 hour and 48 minutes. In the quarter-finals awaits the Argentinian Juan-Martin Del Potro (ATP 9) or the Russian Karen Khachanov (ATP 11).

The 25-year-old Thiem took out last year’s final at the Porte d’auteuil. Therein turned out to Rafael Nadal with a 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 too strong. The same Spaniard was beating him in 2017 in the semi-finals. In 2016, it kept Novak Djokovic, the Austrian from the final, after Thiem in the quarter-finals David Goffin had gewipt.

The 32-year-old Monfils was killed last year in the third round in Paris. In 2008 he received, with a place in the semi-finals, his best result. Monfils lost to Roger Federer, who afterwards in the final to Rafael Nadal crashed.

Zverev over Fognini to quarter-finals

The German Alexander Zverev (ATP 5) finally, beating the Italian Fabio Fognini (ATP 12) in four sets: 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 and 7-6 (7/5). The party lasted 2 hours and 57 minutes. In the quarter-finals awaits Novak Djokovic. The Serbian world number 1, winner in 2016, knocked in his eighth finals without difficulty, the German Jan-Lennard Struff (ATP 45) in three sets, 6-3, 6-2 and 6-2.

Zverev reached last year, at his third participation at the main table, the quarter-finals in Paris. It is his best result so far at a grand slam tournament. The best result of Fognini is a place in the quarter-finals in 2011. Last year he died in the eighth finals of the French tournament.

Titelverdedigster Halep demonstrates

When the women has titelverdedigster Simona Halep (WTA 3) has quickly placed for the quarter-finals. The Romanian knocked in the eighth-finals, the 18-year-old Polish Iga Swiatek (WTA 104) in two sets: 6-1 and 6-0. The party took only 44 minutes.

In the quarter finals wait for Halep again on paper feasible, with Amanda Anisimova. The 17-year-old American defeated in her quarter-final the Spanish Aliona Bolsova Zadoinov (WTA 137) in two sets: 6-3 and 6-0. The race took 1 hour and 8 minutes.

The 27-year-old Halep captured last year its first overall victory in Paris. They defeated in the final the American Sloane Stephens. Halep reached two times the final in the French capital. In 2014, she lost of the Russian Maria Sharapova, in 2017 was the Latvian Jelena Ostapenko too strong. Anisimova took despite her very young age, a part time. She was killed in 2017 immediately.

Barty and Keys in quarter-finals

Australian Ashleigh Barty (WTA 8) and Madison Keys (WTA 14) have Monday qualified for the quarter-finals. Therein they stand opposite each other.

Eighth seed Barty continued in the fourth round of the American Sofia Kenin (WTA 35) to the side with 6-3, 3-6 and 6-0. Keys, the fourteenth seed, was a 6-2, 6-4 too strong for the Czech Katerina Siniakova (WTA 42). Who had in the previous round, the Japanese number 1 in the world, Naomi Osaka turned off.

The 23-year-old Barty pulled out at the beginning of this season, even though the quarter-finals at the Australian Open and equals her best grandslamresultaat so far. In Paris, she was never past the second round hit. The 24-year-old Keys last year reached the semi-finals on the French gravel. In 2017, she lost the final of the US Open. Twice was her compatriot Sloane Stephens too strong.