13-time champion and third-ranked player Rafael Nadal of Spain entered the fourth round of the French Grand Slam on Saturday. In the women’s category, defending champion Poland’s Inga Vitek and fourth-ranked American Sofia Kenin advanced to the fourth round. Nadal, the reigning king of clay courts, advanced to the fourth round by defeating Britain’s Cameron Nore 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 in two hours and seven minutes, where he will face Italy’s Janic Sinner. In a two-hour and 22-minute match, Sinner defeated Swedish youngster Michael Yammer 6-1, 7-5, 6-3 in the third round.
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The defending champion and this time the eighth-seeded Sweetek beat Estonia’s Annette Kontevet 7-6, 6-0, and the fourth-seeded Kenin 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 to beat exile Jennifer Pegula. Fifth-ranked Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, a 6-foot-10-inch tall American John Isner, passed a tough test Friday night, but Stefanos was able to win the match by 5-7, 6-3, 7-6 (3), 6-in. 1. Successful. This is Stefanos, who reached the semifinals last season, his 19th win in the mud columns and his 36th overall win in the season, a joint-high. Federico Delbonis also has 36 wins. Stefanos won the match in two hours and 38 minutes.
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For the third year in a row, Stefanos reached the fourth round, beating 12th-seeded Spain’s Pablo Carrio Busta, who defeated Steve Johnson 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 in the 16th round. Meanwhile, 10th-seeded Argentine Diego Schwartzman defeated German Philippe Kohlschreiber 6-4, 6-2, 6-1 in two hours and two minutes to enter the fourth round, while American Sloane Stephens defeated 18th-ranked Czech Republic. In the fourth round, beating Carolina Muchova 6-3, 7-5. Stephens won the match in an hour and 55 minutes. Back in the women’s category, fifth-seeded Svitolina was eliminated from the tournament after losing to Krzejkova 3-6 2-6 in an hour and 39 minutes. Karezikova will face Stephens in the fourth round.