Novak Djokovic on Monday became the first man to reach the French Open quarter-finals for 10 successive seasons while Kei Nishikori set-up the toughest challenge on a clay court
-- facing Rafael Nadal.Top seed and world number one Djokovic continued his bid to hold all four Grand Slam titles simultaneously for the second time by thrashing Germany's Jan-Lennard Struff 6-3, 6-2, 6-2.The 32-year-old will now face either ninth-seeded Italian Fabio Fognini or fifth seed Alexander Zverev in what will be his 13th appearance overall in the quarter-finals in Paris.
Summary: Madrid [Spain], May 8 (ANI): In his first clay court
match in three years, Roger Federer breezed past France's Richard Gasquet in the second round of Madrid Open on Tuesday (local time).
The inaugural clay court
championships will be held under the supervision of Australian Scott Windus, who runs the federation's northwestern operations, in Siem Reap's International Christian Foundation's (ICF) four-court complex over this weekend.
The clay court
surface is very critical for the development of players for training purposes and Pakistani players are used to the surface of clay and grass courts, that is why I suggest that instead of changing the existing clay court
surface with new synthetic courts, four new courts must be added, which would be an asset of PTF in future and there is enough space available in the complex for adding new courts of any surface,' he concluded.
The Spaniard is following the same schedule as 2017 by taking a break after the clay court
season before returning to play the third Gran Slam of the year at SW19 in London.
Steve Johnson captured his second consecutive ATP US Clay Court
Championship title on Sunday by outlasting fellow American Tennys Sandgren 7-6 (7/2), 2-6, 6-4.
Summary: Spanish great wants to be fit in time for clay court
ISLAMABAD -- The Subh-e-Nau (SN) National Clay Court
Tennis Championship 2016 will roll into action on Monday here at Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) Complex.
This court (clay court
) is slower compared to the court (shell clay court
) where we used to play, said the defending champion Tierro.
Both of us showed very good clay court
tennis during the first set." Petkovic, who is 11th in the WTA rankings, started confidently, breaking her opponent's serve on three occasions to take the opening set in 41 minutes, while Kuznetsova, 29, broke back only once.
It is the premier clay court
tennis championship event in the world and the second of four annual Grand Slam tournaments.
As well as working on clay court
techniques at La Manga Club's 28-court tennis academy, the budding stars of the future also had the chance to test their skills in match-play against some of the local junior players.