Category Archives: Grand Slams: Roland Garros

Roland Garros 2014 Men’s Singles Draw

Novak DjokovicThe 2014 Roland Garros main draw men’s singles matches will begin on Sunday 25 May at 11am local time in Paris, France. Below OnCourt Advantage provides a number of interesting facts about the men’s singles main draw, including when the draw is made, how the draw works, whom all the different types of participants are and how these are selected.

The Tennis Odds from Betfair, the world’s leading betting exchange feature Rafael Nadal (6/4) and Novak Djokovic (11/8) as the favourites to win Roland Garros in 2014 in their French Open 2014 betting markets. Djokovic is pictured above displaying the focus that led him to defeat Nadal in the final of the Rome Masters 1000 on Sunday. Djokovic came back after losing the 1st set to Nadal boosting his confidence that he can win the last leg of a career Grand Slam three Sunday’s later.

The official Roland Garros main draw ceremony is being held on Friday 23 May at 11:30am. The full list of the men’s singles draw is  listed here by the BBC-> 2014 Roland Garros 1st Round.

The men’s singles draw has a 128-player draw consisting of 16 Qualifiers, 8 Wildcards and 104 Direct Acceptances of whom 32 become The Seeds. The direct acceptances are the highest 104 ranked players in the world at the cut-off date who are fit enough to compete. The cut-off date is six weeks prior to the main draw commencing i.e. 14 April 2014.

When a main draw direct acceptance withdraws from Roland Garros after the first round of qualifying has been completed, that available spot in the draw is awarded to a lucky loser.

Any player that loses in the final round of qualifying and then signs-in for the singles main draw is eligible to receive a lucky loser spot into the main draw. The lucky loser spots are awarded in order of highest ranked player to the lowest, hence the term, despite losing they are lucky to still compete in the main draw.

The Seeds:

A seeding is allocated to the 32 highest ranked players according to the latest ATP Tour rankings before the draw is made i.e. Monday 19 May 2014. There are 32 seeded players in a 128-player sized draw and they are separated in the draw so that they play two rounds against lower ranked opponents (unseeded players), before they meet another seed in the 3rd round.

If any of the seeded players withdraw after the draw has been made, then the 33rd highest ranked player becomes a seed, then the 34th player and so on.

The seeded players do not receive a BYE in the 1st round of a Grand Slam event. To win the title any player must win 7 main draw best of 5-set matches in a row.

The Wildcards:

All of the 8 wildcard recipients will be confirmed before Monday 19 May as the qualifying singles event will be drawn that day. The names of the wildcards must be removed from the participating players list in the qualifying singles event before the official draw commences.

The wildcards are selected by the French Tennis Federation, who usually select six French players. The final two wildcards go to an American and an Australian due to a reciprocal wildcard arrangement between the US Open, Australian Open and Roland Garros.

The Qualifiers:

The 128-player qualifying tournament will begin on Tuesday 20 May and run through to Friday 23 May. In order to qualify a player needs to progress through three rounds of qualifying to take one of the 16 spots allocated for a qualifier in the main singles draw.

© photo courtesy of HEAD Tennis follow @head_tennis on Twitter

Roland Garros 2014

Suzanne LenglenThe 2014 Roland Garros Championships are the only Grand Slam tournament played on clay courts. This tournament is one of the “BIG 14″ major prestigious events for both the men and the women. Roland Garros has been held at it’s current location since 1928 and is also known as “The French Open”.

The 2014 edition of Roland Garros run from the first day of qualifying on Tuesday 20 May through to the Gentlemen’s Singles Final on Sunday 8 June. If you cannot attend make sure you pick up your tennis rackets and hit the courts as often as possible in between watching Roland Garros live.

Roland Garros is held at held at Stade Roland Garros in the 16th Arrondissement in Paris, France. OnCourt Advantage will be following this tournament in depth and recommends you buy your official tickets by pasting: http://rolandgarros.fft-tickets.com/uk/ticket-info/how-to-order into your address bar then pressing enter.

To support tennis, follow this event in detail and to be able to interact with the tournament, I encourage you to “Like” and “Follow” the official Facebook and Twitter pages just as I do. Paste http://www.facebook.com/RolandGarros into your address bar then click “Like” once you are there, then paste https://twitter.com/RolandGarros then pressing “Follow” once you are there. To follow the Roland Garros conversation on Twitter use the official hashtag  #RG14.

All Roland Garros 2014 coverage will be continually updated on this directory page. All coverage of the Roland Garros in previous years is listed in these directory pages-> Roland Garros 2013, Roland Garros 2012, Roland Garros 2011 and Roland Garros 2010.

 

How David Ferrer can improve his game

David Ferrer’s straight sets loss to his fellow Spaniard came as little surprise to anyone, as Nadal’s stormed to his eighth victory at the French Open with a 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 victory.

However, there can be no doubt that Ferrer, who is currently ranked No.4 in the world, is a great player with a lot of ability. Nadal is by no means unbeatable, but to be in with any chance of defeating Nadal at next year’s French Open Ferrer must play a perfect match. To do this, Ferrer must improve on the following:

His first serve

This was a noticeably weak part of Ferrer’s game at this year’s event, and that he was able to survive his Quarter Final match against Tommy Robredo, despite faulting on 53% of his first serves is testament to much of the rest of his game. Fortunately for him, Ferrer was able to improve on this dismal statistic in his Semi-Final against Jo-Wilfred Tsonga, managing to play the ball accurately on 60% of his first serves during the match. During the Final, Ferrer again improved on this statistic, but only slightly – managing to get 62% of his first serves in play.

It is clear that to win any major tournament against a player of Nadal’s calibre, Ferrer must work to improve on this part of his game. This is especially true since Nadal is known for his ability to pounce on slower second serves. The use of creatine monohydrate is known to help tennis players’ increase serving velocity, so perhaps much of the answer in improving Ferrer’s serve could be to enhance his dietary intake. Like anyone however, Ferrer would be best advised to do some research on such health supplements before taking. For more information visit: a health and supplements guide.

Playing to his opponents’ weaknesses

Poor first serve accuracy is not the only way in which Ferrer plays to the strength of the greater opponents, rather than their weaknesses. To use the Nadal example again, it would have been very much in Ferrer’s interest to exploit the latter’s known weakness in his knees and stretch out the match as long as possible in order aggravate Nadal’s relative lack of fitness. In the future, Ferrer can do this by playing a defensive game and avoiding going to the net too often, thereby encouraging rallies and hopefully tiring out Nadal in the process.

Photo credit: Marianne Bevis

Roland Garros 2014 Men’s Schedule of Play

The 2014 Roland Garros tennis championships will be the 117th edition of the men’s singles event, which was first played in 1891. Roland Garros is also known as the French Open and is held at Stade Roland Garros in the 16th Arrondissement in Paris, France.

OnCourt Advantage lists what the 2014 prize money for every round is, the starting time plus what the schedule of play is for every single day of the tournament. The prize money for the men’s events –  singles, double and qualifying went up by € 1,448,000 from the 2013 prize money to 11,552,000, which is an increase of %14.33.

Pictured above from today’s semi final is 27-year-old Rafael Nadal preparing for his favourite stroke, his forehand, which was truly amazing in the fifth set today. The 1.88m left-hander hit 22 winners to 13 in the final set to win 9-7 after fighting back from 2-4 to emerge victorious with inspiring aggressive tennis forced from Rafa by a valiant Novak Djokovic in their 4 hour and 37 minute semi final classic.

Nadal became the first player in men’s tennis history to win eight of the same Grand Slam championship titles. Rafa’s championship match win over fellow Spaniard David Ferrer 6-3 6-2 6-3 gave him a 59-1 event record from 2005 to 2013.

To watch the tennis in Singapore add 6 hours to the Paris local times listed below to work out the equivalent Singapore time.

The singles players receive prize money like this:

  1. The winner receives € 1,650,000;
  2. The runner-up receives € 825,000;
  3. The two semi finalists receive € 412,500;
  4. The four quarter finalists receive € 220,000;
  5. The 8 players who lose in the round of 16 receive € 125,000;
  6. The 16 players who lose in the 3rd round receive € 72,000;
  7. The 32 players who lose in the 2nd round receive € 42,000;
  8. The *players who lose in the 1st round receive € 24,000.

The players who lose in the 1st round of the qualifying event receive € 2,750. The players who lose in the 2nd round of qualifying receive € 5,500 and those who lose in the 3rd round of qualifying receive € 11,000.

Please note that the tournament management can alter the schedule from day to day.

The 2014 Roland Garros men’s singles event schedule of play is:

  • Tuesday 20 May: Qualifying 1st round from 11am;
  • Wednesday 21 May: Qualifying 1st round from 11am;
  • Thursday 22 May: Qualifying 2nd round from 11am;
  • Friday 23 May: Qualifying 3rd round from 11am;
  • Sunday 25 May: Main Draw 1st round from 11am;
  • Monday 26 May: 1st round from 11am;
  • Tuesday 27 May: 1st round from 11am;
  • Wednesday 28 May: 2nd round from 11am;
  • Thursday 29 May: 2nd round from 11am;
  • Friday 30 May: 3rd round from 11am;
  • Saturday 31 May: 3rd round from 11am;
  • Sunday 1 June: Round of 16 from 11am;
  • Monday 2 June: Round of 16 from 11am;
  • Tuesday 3 June: Quarter Finals from 2pm;
  • Wednesday 4 June: Quarter Finals from 2pm;
  • Thursday 5 June: No men’s singles matches;
  • Friday 6 June: Semi Finals from 1pm;
  • Saturday 7 June: No men’s singles matches; and
  • Sunday 8 June: The Men’s Singles Final at 3:00pm.

© photo courtesy of Babolat follow @Babolat on Twitter.

Roland Garros 2013 Order of Play: Day 11

Victoria Azarenka

The 2013 Roland Garros final two women’s and two men’s singles quarter final matches are scheduled to be played here in Paris today – Wednesday 5 June. Below OnCourt Advantage lists the order of play for the eleventh day of main draw singles matches to make it easier for you to know who plays whom, when and on which court.

In the Men’s Singles (Simple Messieurs) last year’s finalists both won through according to their seeding and are joined by two deserving players just outside the Top 8 seeds, the ninth and No.12 seeds who are in excellent form.

In the Women’s Singles (Simple Dames) the defending champion and 2013 Australian Open champion won through according to their seeding and are also joined by the No.12 seed as in the men’s quarter finals plus a former World No.1 from outside the Top 8 seeds.

The top half of the men’s draw will see the first two semi finalists decided with 7-time Roland Garros champion Rafael Nadal taking on the No.9 seed Stanislas Wawrinka. The man chasing a career Grand Slam this week World No.1 Novak Djokovic collides with the No.12 seed 35-year-old Tommy Haas who just completed his Grand Slam quarter final set.

The 28-year-old Wawrinka will be hoping to reverse yesterday’s pattern where a Spanish player won through to the semis and his Swiss compatriot was defeated in straight sets as he did from two sets to love down against the favourite in the last match.

The 1.83m Wawrinka is certainly in career best from, achieving many career firsts and will need another really big first as he goes in 0-9 against Nadal. When you mention Roland Garros and Rafael Nadal the list of achievements is certainly unparalleled in tennis history. Rafa has 56 wins from 57 matches at Roland Garros so is obviously the clear favourite for the title.

Wawrinka will need to play an ultra aggressive style of play throughout the match and repeatedly tell himself he will have opportunities to succeed in each set, a la’ Robin Soderling when he inflicted the only loss at Roland Garros to the undisputed King of Clay.

The 1.88m Haas will be doing everything possible to continue his resurgent career after a hip surgery saw him at No.896 less than two years ago. The German has beaten Djokovic on three occasions, including in their most recent match and in a Grand Slam quarter final before, so he knows he can hault the Djokovic juggernaut.

Djokovic is focussed and striving to reach his top level of play as he sets his sights on joining Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal as the eighth man to win a career Grand Slam. The weather in Paris has really improved with the sun out and blue skies tailor made for Djokovic’s pace of game and flatter strokes more so than the other men.

For the women it is the bottom half of the draw that will finalise the semi finalists with a first ever Roland Garros semi final on offer to the 23-year-old Victoria Azarenka playing in her third Roland Garros quarter final against 26-year-old Maria Kirilenko playing her first Roland Garros quarter final.

Azarenka is pictured above making contact with the ball for this double-handed backhand return during this tournament. The 1.83m Azarenka has twice won, been a runner-up and made the semis twice at the other three Grand Slams.

About the clay courts of Roland Garros Azarenka said, “There’s no doubt it’s always been the most challenging Grand Slam for me, but I feel like I’m finally understanding what I need to do to improve on clay. I feel it’s a process – but I’m on the right way. That’s the most important thing for me, to take it step by step, better and better, and I hope I’ve been playing better than before, because otherwise that would mean it’s a step back.

The 1.74m Kirlenko has only lost an average of six games per match and without dropping a set through to this stage. The Russian is playing her third Grand Slam quarter final with a career first semi final the reward if she can topple the first seeded player in her path this event. Kirilenko heads in with a right shoulder injury, having lost the past three matches yet will focus on seizing the day and her two wins against Azarenka.

Kicking off at the same time is No.2 seed Maria Sharapova striving to defend a Grand Slam title for the first time playing her seventh Roland Garros quarter final and fourth in the past five years looking to extend her run against former World No.1 Jelena Jankovic to five straight wins. The 1.88m Sharapova is playing in her 20th Grand Slam quarter final holding an impressive 16-3 record in progressing through to the semis.

The 28-year-old Jankovic is playing her eighth Grand Slam quarter final with an almost perfect record of 6-1 to date. The 1.78m Jankovic knows she can defeat the 26-year-old Sharapova as she has done so before and was right on the money when she said, “Every match is a new match and it’s a challenge. I’ll go out there and try to play my best tennis and try to perform on a very high level and we’ll see how it goes.”

Schedule of Play (Programme du jour)

Day 11: Wednesday, 5 June (11e jour: mercredi 5 juin)

 

On Court Philippe Chatrier at 2pm

 

Women’s Singles – Quarterfinals (Simple Dames – 1/4 finale)

Jelena JANKOVIC (SRB) [18] v [2] Maria SHARAPOVA (RUS)

Men’s Singles – Quarterfinals (Simple Messieurs - 1/4 finale)

Rafael NADAL (ESP) [3] v [9] Stanislas WAWRINKA (SUI)

 

On Court Suzanne Lenglen at 2pm

 

Women’s Singles – Quarterfinals (Simple Dames – 1/4 finale)

Maria KIRILENKO (RUS) [12] v [3] Victoria AZARENKA (BLR)

Men’s Singles – Quarterfinals (Simple Messieurs - 1/4 finale)

Novak DJOKOVIC (SRB) [1] v [12] Tommy HAAS (GER)

 

Photo credit: y.caradec

Roland Garros 2013 Order of Play: Day 10

The 2013 Roland Garros singles events have two women’s and two men’s singles quarter final matches scheduled to be played here in Paris on Tuesday 4 June. Below OnCourt Advantage lists the order of play for the tenth day of main draw singles matches to make it easier for you to know who plays whom, when and on which court.

In the Men’s Singles (Simple Messieurs) one of the two matches showcase the expected seeded quarter final match up and the other the expected seed with only the remarkable No.32 seed Tommy Robredo winning through from outside the Top 8 seeds.

In the Women’s Singles (Simple Dames) one of the two matches showcase the expected seeded quarter final match up and the other the expected seed with only the unseeded former Roland Garros singles champion Svetlana Kuznetsova winning through from outside the Top 8 seeds.

The bottom half of the men’s draw will see the first two semi finalists decided with 2009 Roland Garros champion Roger Federer featuring against the No.1 Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

The 28-year-old Tsonga equalled his best result at Roland Garros by making the quarter finals for the second straight year without dropping a set. The 2008 Australian Open runner-up knows he can beat the 31-year-old Federer in a Grand Slam quarter final even if he is two sets to love down, after doing it at Wimbledon in 2011.

Tsonga is set to provide a great showing with the hometown support, Federer coming off a 5-set win over Frenchman Gilles Simon and the burning desire to improve on last year’s Roland Garros quarter final loss after holding four match points against Novak Djokovic plus reverse the 2013 Australian Open quarter final loss to Federer.

The 17-time Grand Slam singles champion Roger Federer registered his 36th straight Grand Slam quarter final and 40th overall with his 900th tour-level singles win. The Swiss has won 33 of his 39 Grand Slam quarter finals and is striving to make his sixth Roland Garros final in the past eight years. A 59th Federer win at Roland Garros would give him the record number of singles victories at this tournament ahead of Guillermo Vilas and Nicola Pietrangeli on 58.

Pictured above is 31-year-old David Ferrer after making contact with the ball during his service motion in the second round. The 1.75m Ferrer holds a 35-9 record in 2013, has yet to drop a set in his first four matches and has made it to at least the quarter finals for the sixth straight time in Grand Slam tournaments.

Ferrer achieved his best result at Roland Garros in 2012 by making it to the semi finals. Today Ferrer will aim to promote the most physically demanding match possible seeing he is possibly the fittest player on the men’s tour and is super fresh versus the seemingly unparalleled reserves of the 31-year-old Tommy Robredo.

The 1.8m Robredo made his fifth Roland Garros quarter final by becoming the first man since Henri Cochet at Wimbledon in 1927 to win three straight Grand Slam matches after being two sets to love down. The Ambassador for Wheelchair tennis upset No.11 seed Nicolas Almagro to give himself a chance to earn his first Grand Slam semi final. The former World No.5 will continue to fight for every point in another battle against a fellow Spaniard, higher ranked and more fancied opponent in current World No.5 David Ferrer.

For the women it is the top half of the draw that will provide the first two semi finalists with 2002 Roland Garros champion Serena Williams up against 2009 Roland Garros champion Svetlana Kuznetsova. Kicking off at the same time is 2012 runner-up Sara Errani pitting her clay court prowess against the 2012 Wimbledon runner-up Agnieszka Radawanka in her first Roland Garros quarter final.

Schedule of Play (Programme du jour)

Day 10: Tuesday, 4 June (10e jour: mardi 4 juin)

 

On Court Philippe Chatrier at 2pm

 

Women’s Singles – Quarterfinals (Simple Dames – 1/4 finale)

Agnieszka RADWANSKA (POL) [4] v [5] Sara ERRANI (ITA)

Men’s Singles – Quarterfinals (Simple Messieurs - 1/4 finale)

Jo-Wilfried TSONGA (FRA) [6] v [2] Roger FEDERER (SUI)

 

On Court Suzanne Lenglen at 2pm

 

Women’s Singles – Quarterfinals (Simple Dames – 1/4 finale)

Serena WILLIAMS (USA) [1] v Svetlana KUZNETSOVA (RUS)

Men’s Singles – Quarterfinals (Simple Messieurs - 1/4 finale)

Tommy ROBREDO (ESP) [32] v [4] David FERRER (ESP)

 

Photo credit: y.caradec

Roland Garros 2013 Order of Play: Day 9

Francesca Schiavone

The 2013 Roland Garros singles events have four women’s and four men’s singles matches scheduled to be played here in Paris on Monday 3 June. Below OnCourt Advantage lists the order of play for the ninth day of main draw singles matches to make it easier for you to know who plays whom, when and on which court.

In the Men’s Singles (Simple Messieurs) three of the four matches showcase the expected seeded fourth round match ups with only No.29 seed Mikhail Youzhny winning through from outside the Top 16 seeds.

In the Women’s Singles (Simple Dames) six of the eight players in action are from outside the Top 10 with two unseeded American players performing particularly well to set new personal bests at Roland Garros. The 28-year-old Bethanie Mattek-Sands upset 2011 Roland Garros champion and No.6 seed Li Na in straight sets, whilst the 23-year-old Jamie Hampton defeated 2011 Wimbledon champion and No.7 seed Petra Kvitova in straight sets to set four American women in the final 16 for the first time in a Grand Slam since 2004.

The top half of the men’s draw is scheduled to be played featuring both of the 2012 finalists No.1 seed Novak Djokovic who is chasing a career Grand Slam at this event and 7-time Roland Garros champion No.3 seed Rafael Nadal in back-to-back action on centre court.

The now 27-year-old Rafa will hope to celebrate his birthday today with a victory to close in on the potential block buster 35th career meeting against Nole. Djokovic won their most recent clay court encounter in straight sets in the final of Monte Carlo this clay court season.

For the women it is the bottom half of the draw is being played featuring with No.2 seed Maria Sharapova who completed her career Grand Slam at Roland Garros last year and 2013 Australian Open champion No.3 seed Victoria Azarenka both fighting it out for the chance to play against a player outside the Top 10 in the quarter finals for a semi final berth.

The 26-year-old Sharapova has lost just 15 games thus far whereas 23-year-old Azarenka dropped 12 games in the first two rounds then lost the first set in her last match before fighting back to win her 10th straight Grand Slam match this year. Azarenka has won six of their past nine matches and leads 7-5 overall, yet Sharapova has won their only two clay court encounters.

The lower ranked players will be out to make the most of their tremendous form to date and upset the highly successful Grand Slam performers in Nadal, Djokovic, Sharapova and Azarenka. Pictured above is Francesca Schiavone, the 2010 Roland Garros champion has been especially impressive in her bid to play in her third French Open final in four years. Rising star Sloane Stephens who upset Serena Williams to win through to this year’s Australian Open semi finals has the firepower to continue her hot Grand Slam run in 2013.

The letters in brackets after each player’s name is the prefix for the country that player represents. The italicised words in brackets after the English sentence are the French equivalent.

Schedule of Play (Programme du jour)

Day 9: Monday 3 June (9e jour: lundi 3 juin)

 

On Court Philippe Chatrier at 11am

 

Women’s Singles 4th Round (Simple Dames – 4ème Tour)

Francesca SCHIAVONE (ITA) v [3] Victoria AZARENKA (BLR)

Men’s Singles – 4th Round (Simple Messieurs – 4ème Tour) 

Novak DJOKOVIC (SRB) [1] v [16] Philipp KOHLSCHREIBER (GER)
Rafael NADAL (ESP) [3] v [13] Kei NISHIKORI (JPN)

Women’s Singles – 4th Round (Simple Dames – 4ème Tour)

Sloane STEPHENS (USA) [17] v [2] Maria SHARAPOVA (RUS)

 

On Court Suzanne Lenglen at 11am

 

Men’s Singles – 4th Round (Simple Messieurs – 4ème Tour) 

Tommy HAAS (GER) [12] v [29] Mikhail YOUZHNY (RUS)

Women’s Singles – 4th Round (Simple Dames – 4ème Tour)

Bethanie MATTEK-SANDS (USA) v [12] Maria KIRILENKO (RUS)

Men’s Singles – 4th Round (Simple Messieurs – 4ème Tour) 

Stanislas WAWRINKA (SUI) [9] v [7] Richard GASQUET (FRA)

Women’s Singles – 4th Round (Simple Dames – 4ème Tour)

Jamie HAMPTON (USA) v [18] Jelena JANKOVIC (SRB)

 

© photo courtesy of Babolat follow @Babolat on Twitter.

Roland Garros 2013 Order of Play: Day 8

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

The 2013 Roland Garros singles events have four women’s and four men’s singles matches scheduled to be played today here in Paris on Day 8 of the 2013 French Open Championships at Roland Garros (Les internationaux de France de Roland-Garros).

Below OnCourt Advantage lists the order of play for the eighth day of main draw singles matches to make it easier for you to know who plays whom, when and on which court.

The bottom half of the men’s draw featuring No.2 seed and 2009 champion Roger Federer, No.4 seed David Ferrer and the Top ranked French hope No.6 seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (pictured above chasing the dream), is played today to decide who the first four quarter finalists will be.

For the women it is the top half of the draw that is being played with No.1 seed and 2002 champion Serena Williams, No.4 seed Agnieszka Radwanska and 2012 runner-up No.5 seed Sara Errani leading the action in the battle for the first four quarter final spots.

The letters in brackets after each player’s name is the prefix for the country that player represents. The italicised words in brackets after the English sentence are the French equivalent.

Schedule of Play (Programme du jour)

Day 8: Sunday 2 June (8e jour: dimanche 2 juin)

Court Philippe Chatrier at 11am

Women’s Singles 4th Round (Simple Dames – 4ème Tour) 
Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) v [8] Angelique Kerber (GER)
Serena Williams (USA) [1] v [15] Roberta Vinci (ITA)
Men’s Singles 4th Round (Simple Messieurs – 4ème Tour) 
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) [6] v Viktor Troicki (SRB)
Gilles Simon (FRA) [15] v [2] Roger Federer (SUI)

Court Suzanne Lenglen at 11am

Men’s Singles 4th Round (Simple Messieurs – 4ème Tour) 
Kevin Anderson (RSA) [23] v [4] David Ferrer (ESP)
Tommy Robredo (ESP) [32] v [11] Nicolas Almagro (ESP)
Women’s Singles 4th Round (Simple Dames – 4ème Tour) 
Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP) [20] v [5] Sara Errani (ITA)
Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) [4] v [14] Ana Ivanovic (SRB)

© photo courtesy of Babolat follow @Babolat on Twitter.