Rafael Nadal, in less than 2 hours, was imposed to Richard Gasquet with 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 to take another step towards defending his title at Roland Garros and staying in the No. 1 of the world ranking. So he equaled Jimmy Connors’ record with 233 wins in Grand Slam events!
In the 4th round of Roland Garros, for the 13th time, Rafa will face Maximilian Marterer in another game that will be the undisputed favorite. It is worth noting that if he wins the German player, he will reach his 900 career tournament wins, which only 4 players have done in the past (Connors, Federer, Ivan Lendl and Guillermo Vilas).
Fabio Fognini returned to the 4th round of Roland Garros after 7 years, winning, in 5 sets of a very good game, Kyle Edmund with 6-3, 4-6, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4.
Fognini will be in the second week of Roland Garros for the second time. In 2011, the Italian player had made his best trip to Paris and a Grand Slam, reaching the quarter-finals.
In the next round, he will face Marin Cilic, who won Steve Johnson with 6-2, 6-2, 6-4.
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Juan Martin Del Potro was imposed with 7-5, 6-4, 6-1 to Albert Ramos Vinolas and returned to Roland Garros’ “16” after six years. Del Potro, who has been playing in the French Open’s 4th round since 2012, will confront John Isner in the next round.
Saturday 2/6: 3rd Round, Men
Rafael Nadal beat Richard Gasquet 6-3, 6-2, 6-2
Marin Cilic beat Steve Johnson 6-2, 6-2, 6-4
John Isner beat Pierre-Hugues Herbert 7-6 (1), 6-4, 7-6 (4)
Juan Martin Del Potro beat Albert Ramos-Vinolas 7-5, 6-4, 6-1
Diego Schwartzman beat Borna Coric 7-5, 6-3, 6-3
Kevin Anderson beat Mischa Zverev 6-1, 6-7 (3), 6-3, 7-6 (4)
Maximilian Marterer beat Jurgen Zopp 6-2, 6-1, 6-4
Fabio Fognini beat Kyle Edmund 6-3, 4-6, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4