French Open 2017: Highlights: Rafael Nadal cruises past Robin Haase

French Open 2017: Highlights: Rafael Nadal cruises past Robin Haase

The fourth-seeded Nadal is trying to become the first player in the Open era to win 10 titles at a single grand slam.

Rafael Nadal's bid to claim a record 10th French Open title remains on track after he secured his place in the third round of the 2017 edition on Wednesday (31 May).

He is survived by Nadal, who won a crushing 79 percent of points on serve, including 85 percent of second serve points, and intends to dine on world No. 63 Nikoloz Bashiashvili in the third round.

Serving to stay in the contest when darkness halted their tie on Tuesday, Tsonga was broken immediately when play resumed as the Argentine world number 91 wrapped up a 7-5, 6-4, 6-7 (6/8), 6-4 win.

American teenager CiCi Bellis reached the third round of the French Open in her tournament debut, upsetting 18th-seeded Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands 6-3, 7-6 (5).

Konta crashes out of French Open
His best result at the French Open was reaching the semifinals in 2009, just months before he won his Grand Slam title in NY . In the second round Svitolina will face Tsvetana Pironkova , who defeated Mona Barthel 6-0 6-4.

Despite winning in straight sets Djokovic looked a little short of his top form, rattling through a comfortable first set in a little over 30 minutes before running into some difficulty in his second.

Tsonga lost the first three points on his serve Wednesday.

"Do I sense (the draw) is open?"

"Nadal, I don't think he's anxious at all about anyone in this tournament, to be fair", he offered.

"I think that she played her second match". The Spaniard lost the opening set against the 53rd-ranked Estonian Anett Kontaveit but held on to win 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-2. You know, I want to play the kind of tennis that's consistent and aggressive, inspired. The only thing that I can say is I watched the video, and it was a little bit uncomfortable for the girl.

Donald Trump attacks 'fake news' following Jared Kushner reports
But they did not dismiss the idea that the administration would go outside normal USA government and diplomatic channels for communications with other countries.

"Tennis runs in cycles", the 32-year-old Tsonga said.

Only five of the last 40 grand slam crowns have eluded those four players.

Milos Raonic, the fifth seed, needed four sets but bested Rogerio Dutra Silva. "I feel myself with the right motivation and the right energy to be back in Roland Garros the next couple of years, and I really hope to keep having my chances in the future". I won here nine times, and every year that I won I was unbelievably happy, but every year that I came back, I was unbelievably nervous. "Well, it was an awkward twist, but it was nothing, nothing really major", he said. I took it one point at a time to stay calm. The life of Rafael will not change if he wins this tournament for the 10th time.

Venus Williams got off to a sluggish start but quickly found her range to beat Kurumi Nara of Japan 6-3, 6-1 and reach the third round of the French Open.

Akhilesh Yadav takes a dig at Yogi govt
Bablu Kumar, a senior police officer, said on Thursday that 24 people had been arrested in recent days. On the arrest of Bhim Army leader Chandrashekhar Azad, he said he would be arrested soon.

Related Articles