Rafael Nadal cruises past Roberto Bautista Agut to reach quarters

Fourth seed Rafael Nadal takes on compatriot Roberto Bautista Agut in the Men's singles tie of 2017 French Open on Sunday in quest for a quarter-final berth.

Nadal has lost just 20 games in his four matches and is looking the odds on favourite to progress into the last four of the second Grand Slam of the year. He joins Roger Federer at the top of the chart for most Roland Garros quarterfinal showings in the Open Era (since April 1968).American Williams, the 2002 champion, was beaten 5-7 6-2 6-1 by Swiss 30th seed Timea Bacsinszky.

I like Djokovic to get the semifinals of the French Open yet again.

Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta beat fifth-seeded Milos Raonic of Canada 4-6, 7-6 (2), 6-7 (6), 6-4, 8-6 in the French Open fourth round.

Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates winning his fourth round match against Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut at the French Open Sunday.

Former champion Mats Wilander thinks 23-year-old Thiem's easy run could actually work against him.

The Austrian sixth seed swept aside Horacio Zeballos 6-1 6-3 6-1 to book a last-eight clash with Novak Djokovic.

But Nadal closed that door and was off the races, taking the last five games of the match. The pair could meet in the semis.

The fourth-seeded Nadal marched into the quarterfinals for the 11th time with another commanding clay-court performance in Paris.

The Serb's new supercoach has left Paris for other previous engagements but there was no visible withdrawal symptoms for Djokovic, who battled early and cruised late to notch a 7-6 (5), 6-1, 6-3 victory over Spaniard southpaw Albert Ramos-Vinolas.

Wozniacki advanced to the French Open quarterfinals with her win on Sunday.

World number 290 Petra Martic reached the last 16 with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Latvian 17th seed Anastasija Sevastova. "Probably I didn't play as well as I did the other day, but I still played well." as reported by Firstpost.

"I still can't believe that I'm sitting here". She just came out with great tennis a lot of the time. "Her confidence has gone up", said Muguruza. Plus, all eight women who play for quarterfinal berths Monday are seeking a first major title. In the victory, Djokovic won 72 percent of his first serve points and 47 percent of his second serve points.

It is the third time in four matches that Mladenovic has played a three-setter.

"It's obviously very bad what's happening, or what's happened the last few weeks, and obviously what happened here in the past, as well", said former No. 1-ranked Caroline Wozniacki, who is Danish. Against Rafa, I played with the last percents I had.

Earlier, women's defending champion, Garbine Muguruza, and seven-time Grand Slam victor Venus Williams crash out of the French Open, meaning a new major singles champion will be crowned at Roland Garros.

Vanessa Coleman

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