Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : June 1st 2015 Contents it this far at this tournament was Jiro Satoh,
a semifinalist in 1931 and 1933.
Next for Nishikori is No. 14 Jo-Wilfried
Tsonga of France, who overcame a mid-
match lapse to defeat No. 4 Tomas Berdych
6-3, 6-2, 6-7 (5), 6-3.
Tsonga, the 2008 Australian Open run-
ner-up, served for the match at 5-4 in the
third set but got broken, and his sloppy
play carried into the tiebreaker.
Had he managed to close things out ear-
lier, or if a rain delay of about 2 1/2 hours
hadn t interrupted action in the afternoon,
Federer and Monfils might have finished.
They didn t get on court until after 7 p.m.
and competed for less than 70 minutes.
With the temperature in the low 60s
(teens Celsius), Monfils covered up with a
blanket and blew his nose into a tissue
during a changeover. As natural light dis-
appeared --- there are no artificial lights at
Roland Garros, and a roof won t arrive
before 2019 --- the chair umpire reminded
fans they shouldn t use a flash while taking
photos during points.
Monfils got broken while serving for the
second set at 5-3, and Federer --- who lost
in the fourth round last year --- had an
opening to perhaps steal a two-set lead.
But Monfils responded in the next game,
winning an 18-stroke exchange with a fore-
hand to earn to set point, then converting
with a backhand that drew roars from the
Monfils leaped, yelled "Allez!" and waved
both arms to ask for more noise.
Moments later, everyone was sent home,
setting up quite a schedule today.
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PARIS---Roger Federer could be excused if he has
a restless night.
With thick gray clouds overhead and light slipping
away at the end of a rainy day, Federer got broken
by Gael Monfils to even their French Open fourth-
round match at a set apiece, right before play was
They met on the sideline to chat with the chair
umpire, then clasped hands, and Monfils gave Federer
a playful pat on the shoulder. Spectators at Court
Philippe Chatrier booed and whistled upon hearing
there d be no more tennis.
Federer, the 17-time Grand Slam champion, and
Monfils, the flamboyant Frenchman who won their
two most recent encounters, will resume today. At
least they finished two sets, with Federer taking the
first 6-3, and Monfils winning the second 6-4.
Two women s matches did not begin at all, includ-
ing defending champion Maria Sharapova against
In the quarterfinals, Federer or Monfils will face
Federer s Swiss Davis Cup teammate Stan Wawrinka,
seeded eighth, who had no trouble beating 12th-
seeded Frenchman Gilles Simon 6-1, 6-4, 6-2.
Wawrinka said he ll be watching the rest of Fed-
erer-Monfils "like any tennis fan."
On the other half of the draw, No. 5 Kei Nishikori
became the first Japanese man in 82 years to reach
the quarterfinals in Paris, eliminating Teymuraz
Gabashvili 6-3, 6-4, 6-2.
The only other man from his country to make
Federer-Monfils halted after two sets
Owners of 49 Slams
take centre court
PARIS---The nearly 15,000 tennis fans holding a
ticket for Court Philippe Chatrier today should con-
sider themselves particularly fortunate.
There s quite a lineup, with Roger Federer, Novak
Djokovic, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova ---
owners of a combined 49 Grand Slam singles titles
--- all scheduled to play in the French Open s fourth
Defending champion Sharapova and 13th-seeded
Lucie Safarova start things off with a match postponed
entirely yesterday after a rain delay of about 2 1/2
hours disrupted action.
Next up are Federer and 13th-seeded Gael Monfils,
the entertainer-at-heart from France, who will pick
things up at a set apiece.
No. 1-ranked Williams and 40th-ranked Sloane
Stephens will follow in an all-American rematch of
the 2013 Australian Open quarterfinal won by
And closing the day in the main stadium at Roland
Garros: the top-seeded Djokovic, aiming to complete
a career Grand Slam, against 20th-seeded Richard
Gasquet of France. Whew.
WHAT'S ON TODAY
France's Gael Monfils screams after scoring a point in the fourth round match of the
French Open against Switzerland's Roger Federer at the Roland Garros stadium, yesterday.
The winners of Djokovic-Gasquet (Djokovic has won
10 of 11 meetings) and Nadal-Sock (first encounter) will
play in the quarterfinals. Another matchup in the final
eight will be determined by the outcomes of two-time
major champion Andy Murray vs. France's Jeremy
Chardy, and reigning U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic vs.
No. 7 David Ferrer. Cilic, by the way, has been broken only
once in 40 service games so far in Paris.
Sharapova or Safarova will advance to play the winner
of another match postponed Sunday, No. 21 Garbine
Muguruza vs. No. 28 Flavia Pennetta. On the other side
of the draw, Williams or Stephens --- who eliminated
Williams' older sister Venus in the first round --- will
move on to face 2012 runner-up Sara Errani or Julia
Goerges. Another quarterfinal will be filled by the players
who emerge from these matches Monday: two-time
Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova vs. No. 23 Timea
Bacinszky, and 93rd-ranked Alison Van Uytvanck vs.
100th-ranked Andreea Mitu. That's the first time in 10
years that two women ranked outside the top 90 meet
in the round of 16 at the French Open.
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