Nick Kyrgios ‘devastated’ after quarterfinal defeat to Karen Khachanov as he destroys two rackets on court to finish on No.2
Sporting great and Australian Open champion David Ferrer became the first male player to reach the semi-finals at the French Open since 2009 with a thrilling 6-1 6-4 7-6 6-4 win over Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov.
A fortnight of firsts in the fortnight ahead: Andy Murray, Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova face their first major quarterfinals together at the French. Britain’s Andy Murray heads into his first Grand Slam semi-final since 2012 against Spain’s Diego Schwartzman, while three-time French Open champion Maria Sharapova looks set to face Spain’s Albert Ramos-Vinuel.
The men in action at Roland Garros: who will go on and who will go home?
Ahead of the men’s quarter-final and semi-final action at Roland Garros on Wednesday, the men’s tournament at Roland Garros is in danger of being overshadowed by a clash between Sharapova and Russian world No 1 Daniil Nadjny.
But the men’s quarter-finals at Roland Garros will present us with some fascinating matches. Of the eight players, only Andy Murray, Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka have played enough matches over the last fortnight to be in anyone’s top 10 in WTA Tour rankings as of Tuesday.
Roger Federer will be hoping to equal Rafael Nadal’s record for most tournaments in a calendar year when he faces Rafael Nadal in the quarter-finals for the ninth time at Roland Garros on Wednesday.
The men’s draw has been relatively clear throughout the build-up to the major fortnight, with no unexpected upsets. Stan Wawrinka will face Andy Murray, Dominic Thiem will face David Ferrer, and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will face Alexandr Dolgopolov.
The women’s draw has also been relatively straightforward, with a plethora of quality opponents facing Andy Murray for the first time at a major