Roland Garros, Day 9

Another day ended in Roland Garros and we officially have the best “8” in the men and women category, where they will start tomorrow to play in the quarter-finals.

Starting with the women’s class, the day has left us something unexpected since Serena Williams declared her withdrawal due to injury, giving a place in the quarter-finals to Maria Sharapova.
Read: Serena Williams retired from Roland Garros

Simona Halep, on the other hand, was leveling in her game with Elise Mertens, she lost only 3 games and took the ticket for the quarter-finals of Roland Garros in 59 minutes with 6-2, 6-1 .
Halep for the 11th time in her career entered quarter-finals in a Grand Slam, 3rd in Roland Garros. And the other 2 times she managed to came into the final of the event, losing in 2014 by Maria Sharapova and 2017 by Jelena Ostapenko.
In the quarter-finals she will face Angelique Kerber.

Angelique Kerber won with 6-2, 6-3 Caroline Garcia celebrating a quick qualifying for Roland Garros’ quarter-finals, where she will return after 6 years.
For the first time since 2012, Kerber will be in the quarter-finals of Roland Garros and 2nd overall in her career.

Garbine Muguruza got into the quarter-finals after Lesia Tsurenko’s retirement in the 20′ of the game. In the next phase she will face Maria Sharapova.

In the men’s category, Rafael Nadal was imposed to Maximilian Marterer with 3-0 sets (6-3, 6-2, 7-6 (4)) to get into the quarter-finals of Roland Garros. This was the 900th career win for the great Spanish tennis player, who became the 5th tennis player in the history of the Open era to reach this achievement.
In the quarter-finals of the French Open, where he will be for the 12th time in his career, the top tennis player of all time on the soil, will face Diego Schwartzman, who in 5 games has never won Nadal.

Diego Schwartzman made the roll in the first race of the day for Roland Garros’ men’s board, as Kevin Anderson managed to score 1-6, 2-6, 7-5, 7-6 (0), 6-2, in a match that was back with 2-0 sets and with a break in 3rd and 4th set!
For the first time in his career he qualified in the quarter-finals of Roland Garros, who now has 2 quarter-finals in Grand Slam events after playing at “8” and the US Open.

On the other hand Juan Martin Del Potro and Marin Cilic will meet in the quarter-finals of Roland Garros.
Del Potro clearly won John Isner, while Cilic, who played 5 sets with Fabio Fognini, was much harder to win.
Del Potro imposed to Isner with 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 and will return to the quarter-finals of Roland Garros after 6 years.
Although Marin Cilic was ahead with a 2-0 set, he needed a 5th set to bend the resistance of Fabio Fognini with 6-4, 6-1, 3-6, 6-7 (4), 6-3, who for the 2nd consecutive year will be in the quarter-finals of Roland Garros.

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