French Open Live, Day 8: Kuznetsova vs Wozniacki underway; Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Garbine Muguruza to feature
French Open Live Tennis Score, Day 8: Stay tuned for live scores and updates from all courts at Roland Garros on Day 8. Sunday features Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Caroline Wozniacki, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Gabrine Muguruza, Kei Nishikori as top names.
Saturday’s evening session at French Open was washed out with plenty of matches to be fit into a tight schedule and newer matches to accommodate as well. Keeping that in mind, there are some lovely matches on offer at Roland Garros on Day 8. Top matches to look forward to are Svetlana Kuznetsova vs Caroline Wozniacki, Rafael Nadal vs Roberto Bautista Agut, Novak Djokovic vs Albert Ramos-Vinolas, Garbine Muguruza vs Kristina Mladenovic. Meanwhile Kei Nishikori vs Hyeon Chung and Gael Monfils vs Richard Gasquet have to finish their matches which are evenly poised. Catch live score and updates from French Open on Day 8.
French Open Live, Day 8 Live Score and Updates:
1449 hrs IST: Wozniacki led 40-15 in the opening game but stretched by Kuznetsova all the way. In the end, though, the Dane holds through and goes 1-0 up
Flawless Marin Cilic cruises past Feliciano Lopez into French Open last 16
The 2014 U.S. Open winner, Marin Cilic, who warmed up for the year’s second grand slam by capturing his first clay court title in five years in Istanbul last month, delivered a near-perfect performance to equal his best-ever showing in Paris.
Seventh seed Marin Cilic established himself as a contender for the French Open title after sweeping past Feliciano Lopez 6-1 6-3 6-3 on Saturday to reach the last 16 without dropping a set.
The 2014 U.S. Open winner, who warmed up for the year’s second grand slam by capturing his first clay court title in five years in Istanbul last month, delivered a near-perfect performance to equal his best-ever showing in Paris.
He whipped 31 winners past the helpless Spaniard, who at 35 was the oldest player left in the draw and whose big serve lost some of its edge due to humid and cloudy conditions.
“My return was working extremely well. I am very pleased with that,” said Cilic, who reached 100 Tour-level victories on clay. “The heavier conditions favoured me a bit…because he has a huge serve.”
Left-hander Lopez, who twice needed treatment for a sore neck, was broken seven times as Cilic attacked his serve at every opportunity and kept the Spaniard pinned to the baseline.
The 28-year-old Croatian notched his first win on clay over his opponent when he fired his eighth ace past him to set up a round of 16 clash with either Britain’s Kyle Edmund or Kevin Anderson of South Africa.
“To finish matches as quickly as possible is never easy. I am extremely satisfied, especially with how I have been playing the last couple of months,” Cilic said. “This week I played great and I hope to continue.
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