Rafael Nadal Makes Ball Boy's Day At Roland Garros

Rafael Nadal plays a backhand during his men's singles third round win over Richard Gasquet at the 2018 French Open

"If he hits a forehand like really heavy, it's of course something different compared to any other opponent you have during the year", the 22-year-old, who once practised with Nadal, told reporters.

Nadal, however, maintained composure in the decisive moments of the match to seal victory on his second match point as Marterer's backhand went long.

A rain delay before the 11th seed could cement the break would turn the set on its head - and after a half-hour break, Nadal won three games in a row, only interrupted when the poor weather returned with the top seed two points from levelling the match. Nadal obliged the kid and well, safe to say, made the boy's dream come true.

"I'm expecting another five-set match, " Zverev said. I stopped a little bit the legs in terms of playing aggressive.

Nadal and Schwartzman will resume a gripping last-eight match at 11:00 BST on Thursday. "Today was an important test".


Del Potro, Cilic's next opponent, had a more straightforward 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 win against big-serving John Isner, who served 12 aces but fell short of becoming the first American man to reach the quarterfinals since Andre Agassi in 2003, despite hopeful chants of "U-S-A!, U-S-A!" from the crowd.

"I just worry about try to be at 100 per cent for the next day that I have to play".

Argentinian Schwartzman pulled off a stunning fightback against Kevin Anderson.

Schwartzman, having snapped Nadal's astonishing streak of 37 straight sets won on clay, will now have a huge battle to remain ahead of the 10-times champion at Roland Garros.

The five-time Grand Slam champion, in her first Roland Garros since 2015, was 3-0 down in the final set of her first round clash against Dutch qualifier Richel Hogenkamp but has been impressive since, knocking out sixth seed Karolina Pliskova in the third round.

Related News:

  • Maria Sharapova's French Open return ended in ruthless fashion by Garbine Muguruza

    Maria Sharapova's French Open return ended in ruthless fashion by Garbine Muguruza

    Only a loss to Dominika Cibulkova in the 2009 quarterfinals here, in which she won only two games, was worse. She clearly still has business to attend to as she eyes a follow-up to her 2016 title on the Parisian clay.
    Homes Had Been Lost to Lava. Now, Hundreds More

    Homes Had Been Lost to Lava. Now, Hundreds More

    Thousands in the Puna area had to evacuate after lava fissures started opening in neighbourhoods a month ago. Kim and Okabe live in Hilo, the county's seat, which is more than an hour's drive from the Kapoho area.
    Blizzard is working on a new Diablo project

    Blizzard is working on a new Diablo project

    As Blizzard is skipping E3 2018, as usual, we'll probably have to wait until BlizzCon 2018 for fresh news about the new game. The job postings are looking for a Diablo dungeon artist and environment artist , among other positions.
  • Favored Justify draws the rail for Belmont

    Favored Justify draws the rail for Belmont

    In 2013, Lukas brought Oxbow (Awesome Again) to Belmont to follow up a win in the Preakness with a runner-up finish. Showers are expected in Elmont, where the race for 3-year-old thoroughbreds is scheduled to start at 6:37 p.m.
    IHOP changing name to IHOb

    IHOP changing name to IHOb

    The tweet also teased a big reveal on June 11, and didn't specify what prompted the alleged name change. We'll find out what the "B" represents on Monday. " #IHOb ", the company posted on its Twitter account.
    Nintendo stock rises as Pokemon unveils new games

    Nintendo stock rises as Pokemon unveils new games

    You can also send "Presents" back to your Pokemon Go game, including a possible new form of Pokemon as the trailer discusses. PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS sues Fortnite developer Epic Games in a desperate attempt to reclaim the Battle Royale throne.
  • Sonos Beam is the new compact soundbar with HDMI and voice control

    This FCC filing sketch was the first we saw of Sonos' latest simultaneous assault on the music, home cinema and smart AI markets. Google Assistant will also be introduced to the speaker in the future, but it's unclear when that will happen.
    North West and Penelope Disick celebrate birthdays

    North West and Penelope Disick celebrate birthdays

    The make-up entrepreneur brought along four-month-old daughter, Stormi Webster, who she shares with boyfriend Travis Scott. The guests even had the opportunity to ride ponies with unicorn horns strapped to their foreheads, "Real unicorns guys".
    Trump wants separate trade deals with Canada, Mexico, says adviser Kudlow

    Trump wants separate trade deals with Canada, Mexico, says adviser Kudlow

    What is a trade war? He said pork supplementing pork from other countries would require it be frozen, raising handling costs. Analysts say the tariffs are created to hit US Republican strongholds ahead of mid-term elections in November.
  • BlackBerry KEY2 leaked in full ahead of June 7 launch

    BlackBerry KEY2 leaked in full ahead of June 7 launch

    This is notably higher than the price of the BlackBerry KEYone that was launched in the United States at $549 (around Rs. 36,700). That smaller size and irregular resolution is expected, of course, due to the fact that the device features a physical keyboard.
    India hikes interest rates for first time in four years

    India hikes interest rates for first time in four years

    The risk from inflation notwithstanding, the Indian central bank has said that the economic revival is on a strong footing. Overall inflation rose from 3.9% to 4.2% between March and April, while retail price inflation jumped to 4.6%.
    Tinashe Kicks It With Kendall Jenner's Ex Blake Griffin In Las Vegas

    Tinashe Kicks It With Kendall Jenner's Ex Blake Griffin In Las Vegas

    The model also took to Instagram Stories to share a picture of Anwar's hands, confirming they were hanging out the night before. If so, we think that might be a little bit incestuous-seeing as Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner claim that they are related.


Most liked

Trump Must Stop Separating Migrant Children From Parents
The US says the policy aims to stem a surge of poor families mostly from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras. She said border control appears to take precedence over child protection and care in the U.S.

IOS 12 Best New Features For iPhone (And iPad, Too!)
Parents will be able to set limits for time their children set in apps, and get detailed reports regarding which apps are used. Mr Federighi said Safari users would now see an alert appear asking users to choose if they would like to share their data.

Senate leader cancels most of August recess, forcing campaign schedule scramble
There are 26 Democratic-held seats on the ballot this fall, compared to just nine for Republicans. Republicans have hit Democrats for their "obstruction" of Donald Trump's nominees in the past.

Kanye West Balmes Mental Issues For ‘Slavery Choice For Blacks’ Comment
Kanye West has previewed his highly anticipated new album, and people are already convinced he's coming for Drake . Kanye tweeted links to his album a few hours ago which have now been taken down by Twitter for copyright violation.

Tetris Effect is a Weird Psychedelic Tetris Game for PS4 and PSVR
Fully playable on either a standard display (up to 4K and 60fps on a PS4™Pro), or optionally in mind-blowing 3D on PS VR. The press release did not mention full exclusivity, but not other platforms were mentioned, at least for now.

Obit: Mother 'will not be missed'
Dwight said whoever penned the obit "decided to go out with hate". "But in may not be a case of revenge at all". The 80-year-old passed away May 31 and "will now face judgment", Gina and Jay wrote.

David Spade 'can't believe' sister-in-law Kate Spade is dead
One obvious measure of her influence was the number of counterfeit Kate Spade bags one could find on the streets, Arrington said. The officials said housekeeping staff found her hanging inside her Park Avenue apartment at about 10:20 a.m.

At least 25 dead after volcano erupts in Guatemala
A truck is covered in volcanic ash spewed by Volcan de Fuego, or Volcano of Fire, in Escuintla, Guatemala , Monday, June 4, 2018 . The volcano, called Volcan de Fuego (Volcano of Fire), is located 27 miles southwest of Guatemala City , the country's capital.

Cristiano Ronaldo to Fulfill Wishes of Children With Make-A -Wish Foundation
He also apparently feels that Neymar would take the spotlight away from him if he did join the Spanish giants. Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo while winning hearts on and off the field is also gearing up for the World Cup.

Qatar defends Iran, rejects any military targeting of Tehran
Qatar ambassador to Russian Federation announced in January that Doha was in an "advanced stage" of acquiring the S-400. Several African countries have also broken ties with Qatar in support for the Saudi-led quartet.

Arsenal interested in surprise move for Marouane Fellaini
The ex-Everton and Standard Liege man wants £120,000-a-week plus a signing-on fee and Arsenal feel they can not justify that pay packet.

Trustees report warns Medicare finances worsening
The trust fund for Medicare is set to become insolvent in 2026 - three years earlier than last year's official projection. President Donald Trump says he won't cut Social Security or Medicare, but hasn't offered a rescue plan for the long run.

Pastor devoured by crocodile while baptising faithfuls
A Protestant pastor was killed by a crocodile during a baptism ceremony in an Ethiopian lake, according to the BBC . The animals also often roll their victims rapidly, which causes disorientation and breaks bones.

MLB Draft: Complete results for the first round
The White Sox used the No. 4 overall pick on Madrigal, while the Cubs used the No. 24 overall pick on Stanford's Nico Hoerner . The draft resumed Tuesday with the third round, and the Tigers took Clemens 79th overall.

Alfa-Romeo to add two SUVs and sportscars each by 2022
The new 8C will have a combined output of 700 horsepower and will be able to reach 62 miles per hour in under three seconds. Now there's a name I've not heard... well, not since 2010 when the 8C Competizione ceased production.