Diary Of Roland Garros. Day 8

Дневник Ролан Гаррос. День 8

Richard Gasquet

At the Open championship of France started the matches of the 1/8 finals.

For the honor of the nation

The last representative of France, remaining on the courts of Paris in singles is Richard Gasquet. Ninth seeded by the will of fate in the fourth round, met with kei nishikori and in the light of recent results of face-to-face meetings with the Japanese, the chances of the Frenchman to bring happiness to the home audience were not so great. Despite the advantage over an opponent for personal fights (7-2) last two matches left for the sixth number of a world rating, and both times this month.

Match Gasquet and Nishikori was interrupted in the middle of the first set because of rain. When rivals returned to the court, the score was 4:2 in favor of kei, however, what happened next was unbelievable – Richard is winning six games in a row and led the parties, and even breaking away to a break. The main hope of France gave a terrific game of the match and after the break, missed only one game while putting the ball in the game. Nishikori realized that the “smell of fried”, when we were losing 0:2 in sets, with great difficulty snatching a third party. However passionately support of home audience Gasquet was calm and without problems took the fourth set. 12 of the drawings Richard could not reach the quarterfinals of Roland Garros finally managed to stop the negative trend.

Дневник Ролан Гаррос. День 8

When John Isner plays against the tennis player not from the top 20, he is able to win the match solely due to his powerful serve. But when Americans come across stronger opponents, the trump card of the giant leveled a counter-attacking game and his Curling shot hits. Today, Isner met with Andy Murray, for whom this style of game is considered “relevant” because any chance to have the first racket of the United States against the British were not available. Second seeded without problems played all five break points and only in the first set without breaks, playing the party’s fortunes in the tie-break. After two crazy pyatisetovy thrillers at the start of the tournament, Murray has finally won the right to rest, defeating two rivals in a row of one style of the game – in the third round, the Briton knocked out Ivo Karlovic, also known for killer flow. But then Andy is unlikely to be able to breathe, after all, in the quarterfinal he will meet with hungry for greater success Gasquet.

Inspired by the football

The main sensation of game day men did albert Ramos, who for the first time in his career he made it to the top eight teams at the majors. Such an outstanding achievement was given to 55-year-old tennis player rating in the match with Milos Raonic. The loonie unexpectedly poorly played on the pitch, managing to win only 10 games per match. After the game, the eighth issue of the rating was so upset with the game while putting the ball in the game and admitted that without a high percentage of first serve it’s hard for him to fight against any opponent. Not helped Raonic and his presence in the stands of the new head coach of John McEnroe. 28-year-old Ramos, who won in Paris last time in 2011, managed to surprise everyone and win four games in a row in the French courts.

Дневник Ролан Гаррос. День 8

In the top eight, the Spaniard will compete with last year’s winner Stan Wawrinka. The first two games chetyrehmetrovoy battles of the Swiss against Viktor Troicki has turned out uncompromising. The Serb managed to win one of two tie-breaks Stan, however, the more the 22nd seeded was not honored. The second half of the match left for Wawrinka having made three breaks, he played the same number of break points and did not allow Serbia to count on the sensation. “A big win for me. Tried to be calm, to find his rhythm. I was able to play a better opponent. Despite the fact that the game was quite lengthy, I have left on the court too much effort. Today I was sober and want to continue to enjoy the game,” said the Swiss after the match. Against Ramos he’s got great stats (6-0), but the champion in last time and allow recessions washes unpleasant surprise.

By the way, during the medical timeout taken Troicki, Wawrinka decided to cheer the audience and played tennis with Balboa.

Everybody loves Shelby

To surprise of all for the fourth time in the tournament managed American Shelby Rogers. And if earlier the representative of the USA delighted the audience with their victories over strong players, among which was that of Petra Kvitova, now 108-I racket of the world has shocked everyone with the debut exit in the 1/8 finals at the Grand slam tournament. Female “majors” often there are surprising results, but even for WTA-round exit in the eight of the strongest tennis players from outside the limits of the first hundred – a rare event. Rogers, for which the higher place in the ranking is 70-e will certainly make the “leap” for a few dozen positions up. Helped American with this Irina Beguin two sets, losing to 23-year-old opponent. Well approved themselves on the soil this year Romanian no chance gave the opponent the first game, allowing Rodgers to implement two break-points, but the second set started better, quickly leading to a break. However, it was episodic enlightenment in action Running and soon the American took the lead again, and later scored Victoria.

“I think every player needs to play well for each week. If you don’t strive for the best, don’t even have to go to court. I really like to play in Paris. It gives me great experience for the future. I think big wins during the tournament gave me a nice boost”, – shared his thoughts after the success of Shelby. For the first time since 2005, American tennis player, not bearing the name of Williams, made it so far at Roland Garros.

Joy Rogers

Quarterfinals!!!!!!! @rolandgarros Thank you Paris for this moment! @ASICSTennis @WilsonTennis pic.twitter.com/46rSuMCQcw

– Shelby Rogers (@Shelby_Rogers_) 29 may 2016

The country Muguruza with the same score, as Rodgers (6:3, 6:4) beat Svetlana Kuznetsova and came out just in time for the American. Despite the outcome of the meeting, match the Country with the ex-champion of the tournament was not easy for the fourth seed. Never giving the flow in the first set she allowed Kuznetsova to win after an early break in the second and fifth match points to set the final score on the scoreboard. As in the previous two draws at Roland Garros, the Spaniard reached the quarterfinals for the first time and try to get in the top four. This time against her will not play Maria Sharapova or Lucie Safarova, because the complexity of the task for the Spaniard is noticeably reduced.

And again the clouds

Unfortunately, the French weather is not pleasant and once again forced the organizers to carry the match. Two games today game day never ended. Agnieszka Radwanska, contrary to expectations of critics, very good manifests itself on the clay courts of Paris. At the time of termination of her game with Tsvetana Pironkova with a Polish girl were separated from victory by only three games. The second racket of the world has twice lost serve in the first set, on what answered with four breaks. In the next game, yeah I managed to take one game at a reception and break away with the score 3:0.

Дневник Ролан Гаррос. День 8

Not gave rain to determine the winner in an exciting confrontation between Simona Halep and Samantha Stosur. In the seventh game of the first set, the Romanian was able to realize a break point that should serve as an instrument of pressure on the Australian on the eve of the resumption of the match. By the way, Halep is leading in the poll on the WTA website about one of the best tennis players in the outfit. Play Romanian woman in the form of “Zebra” has collected almost half of all votes.

The results of match day for men and women

Interesting facts

Albert Ramos won at Roland Garros in 2016 as many matches, as on all previous “majors” – the four.

Milos Raonic for the first time in the season lost to the opponent from the top 50.

Richard Gasquet – the last Frenchman continues to play in the tournament. For a debut release in the quarterfinals of Roland Garros he took as many as 13 attempts, which is an absolute record in the Open era.

For the second time in a row in the quarterfinals of Roland Garros was not the Russian tennis players. In the period from 2004 to 2014 although you are the representative of one of our neighbors made their way to the last eight.

The country of new York for the third time in a row made it to the quarterfinals of the French Open.

Since 1983, only eight players outside the top 100, managed to reach the quarterfinals at Roland Garros. Shelby Rogers, occupying the 108-th place in the rating was the ninth representative of this club.

Rogers won the 20th victory of the season.

If Agnieszka Radwanska wins the Open championship of France and Serena Williams reach the final, for the first time in a long time, the American will lose the status of the first racket of the world.

For the first time since 1997, two Romanian tennis players (Simona Halep and Irina Begu) have qualified for the 1/8 finals of the Paris “major”.

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