Ruthless Nadal races into French Open fourth round

It was Nadal's 100th best-of-five-sets match on clay. His coach Thierry van Cleemput did and when he was asked if he was angry with the tournament for having the tarp on the court, he replied: "I don't think that this event will be followed by no consequences". Embroiled in a third-round battle with Diego Schwartzman, Djokovic got into a heated argument with umpire Carlos Ramos.

"The toughest victories give you self-confidence, a successful feeling out there", Muguruza said.

Nadal annihilated Nikoloz Basilashvili as he targets a 10th title in Paris and 15th overall, but it was a very different affair for Djokovic, who twice had to come from behind to beat Diego Schwartzman in a five-set thriller.

"I played well from the start, with lots of winners, good intensity and few errors", Nadal said. The Serbian player was down two sets to one, but then won the other two remaining sets 6-1 6-1.

The 14-time Grand Slam champion will now face compatriot Roberto Bautista Agut in the next round.

Briton Murray has dropped a set in each of his first two rounds while Del Potro, who he beat in the Olympics final previous year, has been playing through the pain after being doubtful because of back and shoulder injuries.

"Before the match I felt well, I was optimistic and I had played two good matches (in the tournament)", Djokovic said.

"I had a couple of plays in my head of how to play against him", Basilashvili said.

"Tomorrow at 8.45pm I will be supporting my team and I hope Real Madrid will win another time", he added.

Djokovic: "Did I hit the ball in your direction?"

British Airways: Chaos continues at Heathrow
In a statement released on Sunday, chief executive Alex Cruz said: "I know this has been a awful time for customers". He denied that the IT failure was due to technical staff being outsourced from the United Kingdom to India.

In the umpire's defense, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga's match against Renzo Olivo went on until nearly 10 p.m. a few days prior, but Friday evening saw much darker skies.

- Eighth seed Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russian Federation edged past China's Shuai Zhang 7-6 (5) 4-6 7-5 in the third round. It is fair to say he had bigger things to worry about as Nadal showed no signs of letting up on his assault.

Women's holder Garbine Muguruza continued the improvement of her clay game by reaching the second week of the Paris major for the fourth time in her career.

Raonic also benefitted from a retirement, the Canadian fifth seed 6-1 1-0 up when Garcia-Lopez had to pull out due to a thigh injury.

- Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta outplayed 11th seed Grigor Dimitrov 7-5 6-3 6-4 to set up a fourth round clash against Milos Raonic. Goffin was immediately forced to retire while leading 5-4 in the first set.

(6) Dominic Thiem bt.

Former champion Svetlana Kuznetsova, the eighth seed, beat No. 32 Zhang Shuai of China, 7-6 (7-5), 4-6, 7-5, in a grueling match lasting more than three hours.

Goffin was serving for the first set and led 40-0 but allowed Zeballos back into the game.

Kristina Mladenovic (x13) bt Shelby Rogers 7-5, 4-6, 8-6.

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