The change Rafael Nadal would love to see in tennis

Posted June 10, 2017

"I told him that he will have to give me many warnings, because if I have not yet grabbed my towel, that he's going to give me a warning", he added.

"Svetlana's a great player, especially on clay so I knew it wouldn't be easy", said Wozniacki, a two-time US Open runner-up. ". If it's a destiny for you to be somewhere in some place in a wrong time, I mean, it can happen to all of us, God forbid".

Novak Djokovic does not expect his flawless record in matches against Dominic Thiem to count for too much when the duo meet in the quarter-finals of the French Open. This is why Andre is there and I think Novak knows something is not right. "It was just today it was just unusual how it came about".

Rafael Nadal Sunday continued his superb form with a dominant 6-1 6-2 6-2 win over Roberto Bautista Agut to move easily into the French Open quarter-finals.

The Serb was unable to cope with the power of 23-year-old Thiem, who hit 38 winners in total -- 20 from his dominant forehand -- to Djokovic's 18.

The No.2-seed converted 7 of 10 break points and smashed 34 winners to ensure a finish just before sunset in Paris.

Thiem has yet to lose a set while Djokovic dropped two during his 5-set win over Diego Schwartzman.

"You have to play the best guys round after round", Thiem said.

Tennis fans with tickets for Roland Garros on Wednesday are in for a bumper day of action, after rain and storms caused cancellations on Tuesday.

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.

In the next round, she will face unseeded Latvian Jelena Ostapenko. The match will also be played on Court Philippe Chatrier, a court where Nadal has thrived.

Simona Halep and Karolina Pliskova reached the women's semifinals.

The Scot set up a semi-final rematch with third seed Wawrinka after beating the Swiss in four sets at the same stage a year ago.

The emerging baseliner eliminated Isner 7-6 (7-1) 6-3 6-7 (5-7) 7-6 (7-3) to earn his first grand slam quarter-final berth.

Later, Ramos deducted him a first serve for playing too slowly again, although, much of the problem is down to the officials haphazardly enforcing the twenty-second rule between points at the Grand Slams.

Play has started in the final two women's quarterfinal matches at the French Open.

He became just the fifth man to reach 10 semi-finals at a single Grand Slam in the Open era. Bet: the victory of Rafael Nadal with a handicap - 8.5 on games.

You beat him here previous year in the semis and played him in Rome.