Gasquet vows to end losing streak against Nadal

EUROSPORT  GETTYRafael Nadal could be beaten by a serve-and-volley game says Mats Wilanders

There are certain inevitabilities at Roland Garros.

Rafael Nadal is up later on Chatrier, targeting a 16th consecutive win against childhood friend Richard Gasquet, as the Spaniard continues his quest for a record-extending 11th title on Roland Garros' red clay.

The crowd performs a wave as Spain's Rafael Nadal plays France's Richard Gasquet during their third round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Saturday, June 2, 2018 in Paris.

"Of course I have won a lot and it can influence my opponents".

With about a week to go, Nadal is looking more and more like the absolute favourite. Bertens' success story has seen her produce some of the most stunning numbers on this surface and she has been one of the most consistent clay-court specialists over recent years, which is why I would give her the slight edge in this match-up.

"I think we know each other since we were 14", said the Russian. "Each time he is hitting the ball, you have a good picture.it is always a pleasure to shoot Rafa". The pair were regarded as two of the best young players of their generation as juniors, but Nadal has won 16 Grand Slam titles while Gasquet has never reached a final at the majors. Like his coach, the former player Simone Vagnozzi said, he knows how to manage the different phases of the match.

Sharapova, who made a comeback to the French Open for the first time since 2015, after serving a doping ban in 2016 and refused a wildcard entry in 2017, comfortably saw off Croatia's Donna Vekic, 7-5, 6-4.

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On Court Suzanne Lenglen, Zverev's smash at the net gave him match point, which he took when Khachanov netted a forehand. In the women´s draw, Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki eased past Frenchwoman Pauline Parmentier 6-0, 6-3.

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Third seed Marin Cilic reached the fourth round of a Grand Slam for the 20th time when he beat American Steve Johnson 6-3 6-2 6-4 in one hour, 34 minutes. He beat Pierre-Hugues Herbert, 7-6 (1), 6-4, 7-6 (4), ending fading French hopes as the evening sun dimmed on Court No. 18.

The 64th-ranked Mischa lost in the third round to 2017 US Open runner-up Kevin Anderson 6-1, 6-7 (3), 6-3, 7-6 (4) on Saturday.

In the completion of two matches from Friday, Karen Khachanov finished off Lucas Pouille and David Goffin saved four match points to put an end to Gael Monfils in a fun five setter 6-7 (8), 6-3, 4-6, 7-5, 6-3. "Do you mind just playing one ball with him?"

On tap Sunday, the fourth round begins with Novak Djokovic and Fernando Verdasco colliding for a 15th time.

Goffin next plays Marco Cecchinato of Italy.

No surprise, Fabio Fognini went five sets with Kyle Edmund 6-3, 4-6, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4.

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