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A quick look at the French Open

19 June 2017

"I don't think it was mission impossible, but it [was] very tough", Bautista Agut said of going up against Nadal.

However, the former world number one added: "I remember this pressure in the past, because I take time before I serve". Obviously, there were some other great matches, those are just the ones that stood out to me. "All in all, it was good to be part of five-set match", said Djokovic.

"He is a one of the best players in the world, especially on this surface. If you had been in my shoes on the court, I think you would have understood", defending champion Garbine Muguruza on the partisan French crowd's behaviour during her loss to local hope Kristina Mladenovic - Muguruza would later break down in tears. "That is the only important thing for me", said Nadal, whose last grand slam success was the 2014 French Open.

Nadal is through to his 11th at Roland Garros - equaling Roger Federer's Open era record.

But Djokovic has shown his toughness in Paris and he has navigated a tricky draw of accomplished clay-courters-Marcel Granollers, Joao Sousa, Diego Schwartzman and Ramos-Vinolas-and passed every test, including coming back from two sets to one to defeat Diego Schwartzman in the third round.

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Novak Djokovic and other players at the French Open say they are not anxious about competing at Wimbledon next month despite the recent attacks in Britain.

"Everything wasn't flawless. There were a few concerns", Mladenovic said, before joking: "I made about 35 double-faults today, but everything's OK!"

Grigor Dimitrov losing to Pablo Carreno Busta in straight sets 7-5 6-3 6-4. Gael Monfils also advanced in Paris when his compatriot Richard Gasquet retired midway through the third set.

The Serb needed 75 minutes to clinch the opening set but then outclassed the 19th seed to set up a showdown with Dominic Thiem.

Nishikori broke early in the fifth set and was serving for the match when Chung broke back, but the Japanese player sealed the result when his opponent double faulted.

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Pliskova, the Czech, beat Carina Witthoft of Germany 7-5 6-1, while Svitolina of Ukraine overcame Poland's Magda Linette 6-4 7-5.

Pliskova, who had won just twice in five previous French Open appearances before this year, will face either Paraguays Veronica Cepede Royg or Mariana Duque-Marino of Colombia for a quarterfinal spot.

Novak Djokovic vs Dominic Thiem - the defending champion vs the youngster, who has had a wonderful clay-court season.

This was the second year in a row that Bacsinszky beat seven-time major champion Venus Williams in the fourth round in Paris.

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