Nadal into quarters, Muguruza out

A guy I saw as in a similar position as Murray going in was Novak Djokovic, but after watching him play this week and seeing the way he's handled adversity in his matches, I think he has the second-best chance to win the tournament.

It's Djokovic's eighth straight trip to the quarterfinals at Roland Garros as he seeks to repeat as champion. "Of course it will be hard because Rafa is the best player on the surface in history". Nadal sent 31 winners whizzing past his opponent and converted seven of his 18 break-point opportunities.

It is the 11th time he has reached the quarterfinals at the French Open – a record shared with Roger Federer.

World No. 290 and qualifier Petra Martic reached the last 16 with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Latvian 17th seed Anastasija Sevastova.

The French Open is reaching its twilight stages with the quarter-finals beginning today.

Pliskova, the Czech, beat Carina Witthoft of Germany 7-5 6-1, while Svitolina of Ukraine overcame Poland's Magda Linette 6-4 7-5. Meanwhile, Caroline Wozniacki moved a step closer to erasing an unwanted footnote from the list of her tennis achievements with victory over Svetlana Kuznetsova in the French Open fourth round.

Nadal secured victory on his third match point when he pushed Bautista Agut to the back of the court with a big forehand that his countryman could only pat back into the net at full stretch. She will next face the victor of the match between Veronica Cepede Royg and Mariana Duque-Marina.

Japan's Kei Nishikori fought off a fierce challenge from South Korea's Hyeon Chung in an all-Asian tussle held over from Saturday following rain to clinch a place in the last 16.

Ramos-Vinolas' resistance in a 73-minute opening set, where Djokovic had his serve broken twice to trail 4-2 before fighting back to win the tie-breaker, indicated it could be another battle for the Serb.

The quarter final games of both Novak Djukovic and Rafael Nadal in the French Open have been postponed to Wednesday after heavy rain disrupted the first women quarterfinal game in Paris.

It was the first time in the Open era that two Asian men had met as late as the third round in a Grand Slam tournament. And as Muguruza walked to the locker room after her defeat, she wagged a finger toward the stands as if to say, "Tsk, tsk!"

Rafael Nadal powered into a record-equalling 11th French Open quarter-final with a 6-1 6-2 6-2 win over Spanish compatriot Roberto Bautista Agut on Sunday.

The Swiss 30th seed, a 2015 semi-finalist, defeated 2002 runner-up Venus Williams 5-7, 6-2, 6-1 to guarantee a first-time major champion will be crowned next Saturday.

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