French Open 2017 live: Match results as Djokovic plays
Djokovic beat Albert Ramos Vinolas in the last match of the day on Philippe Chatrier, while Nadal beat Roberto Bautista Agut in three sets on Suzanne Lenglen.
In the women’s draw Caroline Wozniacki beat Svetlana Kuznetsova in three sets, while Venus Williams has lost to Timea Bacsinszky.
A number of matches from Saturday have been rescheduled for today following rain in Paris that stopped play in the afternoon.
Gael Monfils took a 6-5 first-set lead over Richard Gasquet into today – and the latter eventually withdrew through injury.
Chung Hyeon lost to Kei Nishikori after clawing back to 2-2 from two sets down.
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Novak Djokovic cruises into the last-eight
French Open 2017 Day 8 LIVE updates: Djokovic v Ramos-Vinolas
19.57: NOVAK DJOKOVIC 7-5 6-1 6-3 ALBERT RAMOS-VINOLAS
Ramos-Vinolas keeps his head in this match with a strong service game, Djokovic’s forehand error making it 5-3.
So the Serb comes out to serve for the match. He’s grown into this game superbly and looks in full control.
Ramos-Vinolas can’t cope with the power and it’s match point to Djokovic. He serves into the far corner, comes to the net and dispatches his opponent.
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Djokovic is through to the quarter-finals.
19.48: •NOVAK DJOKOVIC 7-5 6-1 4-2 ALBERT RAMOS-VINOLAS
Djokovic and Ramos-Vinolas trade blows. A lengthy game at 2-1 to the Serb goes Ramos-Vinolas’ way, only for Djokovic to restore the lead.
And then he breaks. That could be it for the match. Djokovic is now in charge.
19.28: NOVAK DJOKOVIC 7-5 6-1 2-1 ALBERT RAMOS-VINOLAS•
We’re underway in the third set and it’s going along with serve nicely.
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19.13: NOVAK DJOKOVIC 7-5 6-1 ALBERT RAMOS-VINOLAS•
Djokovic sees out the second set in routine fashion at Roland Garros.
Having broken twice to make it 4-0, he slacks off slightly as Ramos-Vinolas is allowed to win one service game.
Djokovic knows he has the cushion to sacrifice a game and duly stays strong on his own serve, before breaking Ramos-Vinolas to wrap up the set 6-1.
That set was over in 28 minutes.
We’ve seen this happen a few times over the weekend: the first set is close and then the second one-sided. Venus Williams capitulated after WINNING her first set against Timea Bacsinszky.
18.38: NOVAK DJOKOVIC 7-6 4-0 ALBERT RAMOS-VINOLAS•
The blocks are all falling into place for Djokovic now. The Serb is playing some lovely shots at the baseline, waiting for Ramos-Vinolas to falter.
It’s working. Djokovic breaks twice at the start of the first set. He’s get into that consistent groove whereby winners from the other side of the court are hard to come by.
Indeed, Ramos-Vinolas keeps going long. He’s trying to match Djokovic for perseverance here but it’s not coming off.
Albert Ramos-Vinolas lost the second set in 28 minutes
18.40: NOVAK DJOKOVIC 7-6 ALBERT RAMOS-VINOLAS
Djokovic gets the first mini break on Ramos-Vinolas’ serve for 2-0. He then powers through a forehand that Ramos-Vinolas returns but it’s so weak Djokovic puts it away for 3-0.
The Serb then races into a 4-1 lead, but Ramos-Vinolas keeps himself in it with two points on his service game. The Spaniard then clips the right line to level at 4-4, much to Djokovic’s frustration.
Djokovic take this anger out on an unstoppable serve for 5-4 but Ramos-Vinolas plays a neat serve and put-away to level up again.
But the Spaniard then goes inches long in the next rally! It’s Djokovic serving for the set… and Ramos-Vinolas is long again.
18.24: NOVAK DJOKOVIC 6-6 ALBERT RAMOS-VINOLAS•
A brutal Djokovic serve puts him ahead for the first time in the match. But Ramos-Vinolas hits back with his own powerful service game.
It’s 5-5 here and both men appear set in their rhythm. Indeed, the attritional back-court rallies don’t look like they’ll be dying down any time soon.
Djokovic goes 6-5 ahead, having won a crucial point after a 25-shot rally.
But another calm Ramos-Vinolas service game forces the tie break.
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18.11: •NOVAK DJOKOVIC 4-4 ALBERT RAMOS-VINOLAS
A loose Ramos-Vinolas forehand from deep takes his service game to deuce and hands Djokovic the chance to break back. Ramos-Vinolas goes for the line and misses it by inches. Advantage Djokovic.
The Spaniard clips the net when he had the whole court free and it goes long. 4-4!
18.05: NOVAK DJOKOVIC 3-4 ALBERT RAMOS-VINOLAS•
A grunt from Djokovic as he powers through his service game to love and get back in the groove. He’s 4-3 down at the change of ends.
18.03: •NOVAK DJOKOVIC 2-4 ALBERT RAMOS-VINOLAS
Albert Ramos-Vinolas has broken Djokovic again, this time on deuce as the Serb’s forehand goes astray. Neither man looks particularly comfortable on their serve, however.
Ramos-Vinolas goes 0-30 down in the next game but claws back four points – finishing it off with a lovely smash at the net – to go 4-2 ahead.
Dominic Thiem in action this afternoon
17.54: Novak Djokovic has been broken in his opening service game against Albert Ramos-Vinolas. That wasn’t part of the script.
Ramos-Vinolas goes 2-0 up but Serb Djokovic makes sure he doesn’t make it three in a row. Djokovic has to work hard and wins a gritty rally for the advantage, which he loses. But the former world no 1 won’t be beaten here. He wins his serve and then breaks. 2-2.
17.10: Novak Djokovic will be out on Philippe Chatrier against Albert Ramos-Vinolas very shortly.
This is the last singles match scheduled today.
17.06: Venus Williams is out of the French Open after losing 5-7 6-2 6-1 to Timea Bacsinszkyon.
Williams struggled with her second serve after winning the first set and in the third had no answer for Bacsinszkyon’s persistence.
Meanwhile, Dominic Thiem is 4-1 up against Horacio Zeballos.
16.53: Oh dear. Venus Williams could be on her way out here. Having endured a disastrous second set the American is now 4-0 down against Timea Bacsinszky in the third.
Venus wasted a handful of break points there too. She hits a backhand at the net long and her tournament is now teetering on being over.
Dominic Thiem has already broken Horacio Zeballos on Suzanne Lenglen. But the latter breaks back immediately. 2-1 to Thiem in the first set there.
16.38: Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares are into the men’s doubles fourth round after beating Rohan Bopanna and Pablo Cuevas 7-6 6-2.
Venus Williams has lost the second set 6-2 to Timea Bacsinszky. Williams failed to win a point on her second serve there.
Dominic Thiem v Horacio Zeballos has just started on Suzanne Lenglen.
16.20: Kristina Mladenovic has beaten Garbine Muguruza 6-1 3-6 6-3.
Defending champion Garbine Muguruza is out of the French Open after a spirited display from home favourite Kristina Mladenovic.
Mladenovic got the crucial break in the third set and saw out the match on her serve.
Venus Williams won her first set against Timea Bacsinszkyon
16.12: Kristina Mladenovic has the break over Garbine Muguruza and is 4-3 up in the final set. The French crowd are backing their compatriot here.
Venus Williams won her first set with Timea Bacsinszky 7-5 but is a break down in the second at 1-2.
Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares are a set up after winning the tie break against Rohan Bopanna and Pablo Cuevas in the doubles.
15.45: Pablo Carreno Busta beats Milos Raonic 4-6 7-6 6-7 6-4 8-6.
What an encounter on Court 1. The match ebbed and flowed and went into a 14th match in set five before Carreno Busta got the job done.
Meanwhile, Venus Williams has begun a sterling comeback to draw level at 5-5 in her first set with Timea Bacsinszkyon after being 5-1 down.
Garbine Muguruza is 1-6 6-3 0-1 against Kristina Mladenovic, who has just broken the defending champion on Suzanne Lenglen.
And Jamie Murray is in double action alongside Brazil’s Bruno Soares. They are 5-4 up against Rohan Bopanna and Pablo Cuevas on serve in the first set.
15.15: Venus Williams has not enjoyed the strongest of starts out there on Philippe Chatrier.
The American has twice been broken and is 5-1, staring at a lost first set already.
Timea Bacsinszky isn’t messing around. The 30th seed from Switzerland is keeping her cool and has got into a rhythm on her serve.
Garbine Muguruza, meanwhile, has just broken Kristina Mladenovic to go 4-1 up in their second set. That match should go the distance now.
Garbine Muguruza is out on court against Kristina Mladenovic
15.03: Garbine Muguruza is rallying here. She breaks early in the second set and keeps Kristina Mladenovic at bay to move 3-1 up.
14.54: Venus Williams is preparing to face Timea Bacsinszkyon Philippe Chatrier after Richard gasquet withdrew from his match with Gael Monfils.
Monfils was 4-3 in the third set when Gasquet retired following a Monfils ace. Gasquet’s miserable season continues.
As for Monfils, he will now play Stan Wawrinka tomorrow.
Garbine Muguruza was stunned 6-1 in her opening set against Kristina Mladenovic but broke immediately at the start of the second.
Milos Raonic is 2-1 up against Pablo Carreno Busta in the fifth set, going with serve.
14.13: Milos Raonic takes a 2-1 sets lead in his match with Pablo Carreno Busta after claiming the third-set tie break 8-6.
The Canadian is 3-2 up and going with serve in the fourth.
Garbine Muguruza will serve first against Kristina Mladenovic on Suzanne Lenglen. The two are warming up now.
Sam Stosur lost her second set 6-2 to Jelena Ostapenko, with the decider going with serve.
And Gael Monfils is current 7-6 5-7 4-3 up against Richard Gasquet in a gripping third-round tie on Philippe Chatrier.
Milos Raonic is in action today at Roland Garros
13.53: Rafa Nadal wins 6-1 6-2 6-2 against Roberto Bautista Agut!
Rafa Nadal has beaten Roberto Bautista Agut in three sets to sail into the French Open quarter-finals.
This was as routine as it gets for Nadal. He broke when he needed and waited for the Bautista Agut mistakes. It was vintage Nadal.
Next up on court Suzanne Lenglen is Garbine Muguruza v Kristina Mladenovic. After that Dominic Thiem plays Horacio Zeballos.
Meanwhile, Novak Djokovic will have to wait until the afternoon to face Albert Ramos-Vinolas.
Gael Monfils and Richard Gasquet are one set apiece on Philippe Chatrier, with Venus Williams and Timea Bacsinszky set to play straight after.
13.25: That’s another set for Rafa Nadal as he toys with opponent Roberto Bautista Agut.
Nadal is 6-2 6-2 up and cruising.
Rafael Nadal wins his fourth-round clash
13.08: Rafa Nadal has got the break he was looking for in this second set against Roberto Bautista Agut.
The Spaniard is now 6-1 4-2 up.
Pablo Carreno Busta won his second-set tie break with Milos Raonic to level up the scores on Court 1.
And Sam Stosur has carved open a 4-1 first-set lead over Jelena Ostapenko.
12.53: Rafa Nadal has stormed his first set against Roberto Bautista Agut 6-1.
The Spaniard looks comfortable on his favoured clay surface. It’s going with serve in the second.
Gael Monfils and Richard Gasquet have resumed play on Philippe Chatrier following their rain postponement yesterday. Monfils won the first-set tie break 7-5.
Milos Raonic and Pablo Carreno Busta are into a second-set tie break on Court 1.
And Jelena Ostapenko v Sam Stosur has just got underway on Court 2.
12.22: Rafa Nadal has broken Roberto Bautista Agut early to lead 3-1 in the first set. Nadal is seeking a 10th Roland Garros title and looks comfortable here.
Caroline Wozniacki (right) is through to the quarter-finals at Roland Garros
12.15: Wozniacki beats Kuznetsova 6-1 4-6 6-2 to book her place in the quarter-finals.
11.40: Caroline Wozniacki serves to stay in the second set… but can’t see it out. Svetlana Kuznetsova got the break she needed to that the second set 6-4.
Meanwhile, Milos Raonic has just got his fourth-round match against Pablo Carreno Busta underway on Court 1.
It’s 3-2 to Raonic and going with serve so far.
On Court 2 John Isner has saved his tournament with a gritty 7-5 tie-break win in the third set against Karen Khachanov. It’s now 2-1 to Russain Khachanov.
Mariana Duque-Marino and Veronica Cepede Royg are locked at 5-5 in the second set on Court 14, with the former already a set up.
And Elina Svitolina has just won her clash with Magda Linette 6-4 7-5.
Next up on Suzanne Lenglen is Rafael Nadal against Roberto Bautista Agut.
11.19: Kei Nishikori has recovered from a shock 6-0 fourth set loss to beat Hyeon Chung in five.
Nishikori went into the decider looking wobbly but recovered his serve to take the match 7-5 6-4 6-7 0-6 6-4.
Caroline Wozniacki has romped through her first set 6-1 against Svetlana Kuznetsova and the second is going with serve.
John Isner faces a shock defeat to Karen Khachanov, meanwhile. The American is two sets down and 4-4 in the third.
Elina Svitolina is 6-4 3-3 up against Magda Linette on Suzanne Lenglen.
10.50: We’re nicely underway at Roland Garros with Caroline Wozniacki leading Svetlana Kuznetsova 4-1 in the first set.
Over on Suzanne Lenglen Elina Svitolina is a set up against Magda Linette.
Chung shocked Nishikori 6-0 in the fourth set of their match to set up a gripping decider on Court 1.
John Isner is being tested by Karen Khachanov on Court 2, while Petra Martic took the first set of her fourth-round clash with Anastasija Sevastova 6-1.