Mladenovic beats Shelby to reach 4th round

Mladenovic beats Shelby to reach 4th round

Nadal looked in ominous form as he continued his quest for a 10th title on the red clay in the French capital by sweeping aside Dutchman Robin Haase 6-1, 6-4, 6-3.

Rafael Nadal breezed by his first two opponents on the red clay of Roland Garros, but the road to the final should remain a tough task for the nine-time French Open champion.

Ultimately the sets went 5-7 6-3 3-6 6-1 6-1.

A round-up of reports and results from the men's and women's singles on Day 6 at the French Open.

"So I'm just going to take it as a plus for now that I get a very good experience on the centre court, and I'm going to use it for the future for the good experience".

The second seed plays Argentina's Diego Schwartzman for a place in the last 16. Many believe Djokovic is the only player who poses a legitimate threat to Nadal over the next few weeks.

The Spaniard managed to raise her level as the match went on, taking the first set 7-5, before romping home to take the second 6-2, finishing the contest off with a brilliant ace. Basilashvili looked like he might be saved by the weather as thunder rumbled overhead late in the third set.

The world number 41 is through to the last 32 of a major for the first time but was comprehensively swept aside when the pair met at the 2014 US Open, their only previous meeting.

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"I was more or less in control during the whole match, so I'm very happy".

"The score is quite embarrassing but I have to accept it", he told his post-match media conference.

"What I'm interested in is the future, and I hope I'll play better in the next tournaments and pick up a couple of trophies, because there is still a lot to be done out there".

Improving his overall Roland Garros record to 75-2, Nadal's 6-0 6-1 6-0 thumping of Georgia's Nikoloz Basilashvili delivered his 98th scalp rom 100 claycourt matches in a best-of-five format. "So I don't know what advice I can give", said the 25-year-old.

David Goffin suffered an unfortunate exit after a trip at the back of the court forced him into quitting the match, with Horacio Zeballos the beneficiary.

Raonic also benefitted from a retirement, the Canadian fifth seed 6-1 1-0 up when Garcia-Lopez had to pull out due to a thigh injury.

Spain's Garbine Muguruza celebrates her win over Kazakhstan's Yulia Putintseva during their third round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Friday, June 2, 2017 in Paris.

- Goffin, who was 5-4 up, was chasing a deep backhand and slid into a cover, hurting his right ankle.

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