2015 French Open: Tsonga upsets Berdych, Nishikori, Ivanovic advance to quarters
ABS-CBN Sports on Jun 01, 2015 05:08 PM
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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga scored a massive upset in Roland Garros, as the Frenchman ousted number four seed Tomas Berdych, while men’s top ten seeds Kei Nishikori and Stan Warwinka also win their way into the next round. In the women’s singles bracket, seventh seed Ana Ivanovic advances.
Hometown favorite Tsonga defeated fourth seed Berdych, 6–3, 6–2, 6–7(5–7), 6–3, while number two seed Roger Federer also had his hands full against another Frenchman, 13th seed Gael Monfils. The two were deadlocked at a seed apiece (3–6, 6–4) before the match was suspended due to rain.
Day eight results on Court Philippe Chatrier:
Women's Singles 4th Round: Elina Svitolina def. Alizé Cornet (6–2, 7–6(11–9))
Men's Singles 4th Round: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga def. Tomáš Berdych (6–3, 6–2, 6–7(5–7), 6–3)
Men's Singles 4th Round: Gaël Monfils vs. Roger Federer (3–6, 6–4, Suspended, will resume on Day 9)
Women's Singles 4th Round: Flavia Pennetta vs. Garbiñe Muguruza (Cancelled)
Over on the Grandstand, men’s fifth seed Kei Nishikori made easy work of Teymuraz Gabashvili, 6–3, 6–4, 6–2 while men’s eighth seed Stan Warwinka defeated 12th seed Giles Simon, 6–1, 6–4, 6–2. Women’s seventh seed Ana Ivanovic defeated ninth seed Ekaterina Makarova in three sets, 7–5, 3–6, 6–1.
Day eight results on Court Suzanne Lenglen:
Women's Singles 4th Round: Ana Ivanovic def. Ekaterina Makarova (7–5, 3–6, 6–1)
Men's Singles 4th Round: Kei Nishikori def. Teymuraz Gabashvili (6–3, 6–4, 6–2)
Men's Singles 4th Round: Stan Wawrinka def. Gilles Simon (6–1, 6–4, 6–2)
Women's Singles 4th Round: Lucie Šafářová vs. Maria Sharapova (Cancelled)
Day eight results on Court 1:
Men's Doubles 3rd Round: Bob Bryan/ Mike Bryan def. Jérémy Chardy/Łukasz Kubot (6–4, 7–5)
Men's Doubles 3rd Round: Vasek Pospisil/ Jack Sock def. Pierre-Hugues Herbert/France Nicolas Mahut (7–6(7–3), 7–6(7–2))
Women's Doubles 3rd Round: Martina Hingis/ Sania Mirz def. Karin Knapp/Roberta Vinci (6–1, 6–4)
Mixed Doubles 2nd Round: Anastasia Rodionova/Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi def. Kristina Mladenovic/Daniel Nestor (6–4, 6–3)