Published: Tue, June 04, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Nadal extends record, to meet Federer in semis

Nadal extends record, to meet Federer in semis

Federer led by two sets to one and the duo were locked at 3-3 in the fourth set when the players left the court Suzanne Lenglen.

Next up for Nadal will be Federer, the No. 3 seed who defeated Swiss compatriot Stan Wawrinka 7-6 (4), 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4.

Federer, 37, is the oldest man to reach the French Open semi-finals since Pancho Gonzales got there aged 40 in 1968 but will need to find a way to beat French Open nemesis Rafael Nadal if his quest for a second title in Paris is to continue. I serve at 5-3 and it's complicated to serve for the match'.

In the second quarter-final today, Rafa Nadal is heavily favoured by the market at [1.04] for his match with Kei Nishikori, and looking at the bare serve and return numbers of the duo on clay across the last 12 months, this does look a little short, although not almost anything worth doing anything with.

Roger Federer Roland Garros quarterfinal has not disappointed.

Nadal advanced to a record-extending 12th Roland Garros semifinal earlier on Tuesday with a 6-1, 6-1, 6-3 win over Kei Nishikori.

The Spaniard, celebrating his 33rd birthday on Monday, has won all four of their meetings on clay. Acknowledging his next opponent and long-time rival, Nishikori said, "It's going to be a tough match, he's the greatest ever clay court player".

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Paire admitted he had lost concentration in the latter stages of the match.

In the women's draw, Johanna Konta reached the semifinals for the first time after beating last year's runner-up Sloane Stephens 6-1, 6-4.

He will next face either Russian Karen Khachanov or Argentine Juan Martin Del Potro for a place in the last four, where he could meet Serbian Djokovic.

Halep reached her fourth French Open quarter-final with a 45-minute thrashing of Polish teenager Iga Swiatek. - Anisimova, on watching Halep immediately before her victory over Bolsova. "I am very happy".

The 20-time Grand Slam champion is usually clinical in tiebreaks though and duly took the first set on a breaker.

Barty beat Sofia Kenin, who stunned Williams in the third round, 6-3, 3-6, 6-0, on Court Philippe Chatrier.

The players who stunned top seed Naomi Osaka and 23-time major victor Serena Williams got a taste of their own medicine.

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