2014 Roland Garros Day 6 (Video)
Federer Sets Record; Djokovic in 4th Round
atpworldtour.com: May 30 2014 Paris France - Roger Federer completed a record-breaking win at Roland Garros on Friday, reaching the fourth round for the 12th time. It bettered the record set by Guillermo Vilas, the 1977 champion, who reached the Last 16 on 11 occasions.
Fourth seed and 2009 champion Federer extended his record to 5-0 against No. 31 seed Dmitry Tursunov with a 7-5, 6-7(7), 6-2, 6-4 victory in three hours and seven minutes. He is now three match wins shy of 200 clay-court victories (197-60 overall). Federer will now play against No. 18 seed Ernests Gulbis on a clay court for a third time. Federer leads their FedEx ATP Head2Head series 2-1. Gulbis won their last clay meeting, 2-6, 6-1, 7-5 at the 2010 Internazionali BNL d'Italia. Gulbis maintained his record of never having lost to Radek Stepanek by posting a 6-3, 6-2, 7-5 win, in just under two hours.
Novak Djokovic recorded his ninth straight victory against Marin Cilic on Friday with a battling 6-3, 6-2, 6-7(2), 6-4 win for a place in the fourth round. Second seed Djokovic recovered from a 1-3 deficit in the first set and from 2-4 in the third set. Cilic could not convert one set point opportunity at 6-5 in the third set, with Djokovic serving at 30/40, when he struck a forehand long.
But the No. 25 seed dominated in the tie-break and extended the Court Philippe Chatrier clash. Djokovic opened up a 4-1 lead in the fourth set, but Cilic ensured a tense finale with a mini-resurgence. The 27-year-old Djokovic is bidding to become the eighth man in tennis history to complete the career Grand Slam with his first Roland Garros title. He will next play No. 13 seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga or No. 22 seed Jerzy Janowicz.
Tomljanovic Upsets Radwanska; Sharapova Stays Sharp; Stosur Ousts Cibulkova
wtatennis.com: May 30 2014 Paris France The upsets at this most unpredictable of French Opens continued on Friday as an inspired Ajla Tomljanovic bundled out No.3 seed Agnieszka Radwanska, 6-4, 6-4, in the third round. Radwanska had never been beyond the quarterfinals in Paris, but had seen the draw open up invitingly following the surprise exits of Serena Williams and Li Na.
Tomljanovic was appearing in the third round of a major for the first time following victories over former champion Francesca Schiavone and No.32 seed Elena Vesnina. Tomljanovic's reward is a meeting with one of the WTA's leading clay court players, Carla Suárez Navarro, who ended Taylor Townsend's run with a brisk, 6-2, 6-2 win on Court 1.
Seventh-seed Maria Sharapova reached the fourth round after eliminating Paula Ormaechea in devastating fashion 6-0 6-0. The statuesque Russian finished off the World No.75 ranked Argentine in 51 minutes. Sharapova is now set to face Australian Samantha Stosur for a place in the quarter-finals.
Stosur produced some of her best tennis of the year to defeat No.9 seed Dominika Cibulkova 6-4 6-4 at Roland Garros on Friday. Going into the tournament with her lowest seeding at a major in five years, Stosur cut a relaxed figure in the opening rounds, and looked particularly impressive in dispatching the in-form Monica Puig for the loss of just two games.
Despite surrendering an early break advantage, Stosur played the more assertive tennis in the first set and was rewarded when she closed it out after 45 minutes. There were some fierce exchanges in the second as Cibulkova displayed her fighting qualities but a focused Stosur, who committed just 12 unforced errors, kept her nose in front and converted her second match point with an ace down the T.
French Open Men's Singles Third Round Friday May 30
2-Novak Djokovic beat 25-Marin Cilic 6-3 6-2 6-7(2) 6-4
4-Roger Federer beat 31-Dmitry Tursunov 7-5 6-7(7) 6-2 6-4
18-Ernests Gulbis beat Radek Stepanek 6-3 6-2 7-5
6-Tomas Berdych beat 27-Roberto Bautista 6-1 6-2 6-7(4) 6-4
10-John Isner beat 17-Tommy Robredo 7-6(13) 7-6(3) 6-7(5) 7-5
13-Jo-Wilfried Tsonga beat 22-Jerzy Janowicz 6-4 6-4 6-3
8-Milos Raonic beat 29-Gilles Simon 4-6 6-3 2-6 6-2 7-5
Marcel Granollers vs Martin Klizan 6-7(5) 6-2 7-6(4) - to finish
French Open Women's Singles Third Round Friday May 30
7-Maria Sharapova beat Paula Ormaechea 6-0 6-0
Garbine Muguruza Blanco beat Anna Schmiedlova 6-2 6-4
14-Carla Suarez Navarro beat Taylor Townsend 6-2 6-2
19-Samantha Stosur beat 9-Dominika Cibulkova 6-4 6-4
Ajla Tomljanovic beat 3-Agnieszka Radwanska 6-4 6-4
18-Eugenie Bouchard beat Johanna Larsson 7-5 6-4
Pauline Parmentier beat Mona Barthel 1-6 6-1 7-5
8-Angelique Kerber beat 31-Daniela Hantuchova 7-5 6-3
French Open Men's Doubles Second Round Friday May 30
Mate Pavic/Andre Sa beat 7-T.Huey/D.Inglot 7-6(5) 7-6(6)
5-M.Llodra/N.Mahut d. S.Gonzalez/S.Lipsky 7-6(2) 6-4
A.Begemann/R.Haase d. 2-A.Peya/B.Soares 5-7 6-4 6-4
A.Golubev/S.Groth beat 4-D.Marrero /F.Verdasco 7-6(7) 6-4