After a week of pure tennis, what will be the quarterfinals of Roland Garros, contest that takes place in Paris. Without a doubt that Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic Y Dominic Thiem They were the great candidates to win the title before the start of the tournament, but during the course of it the tennis players ratified their position and are outlined towards lifting the trophy of the Grand slam.
First, Nadal she was a steamroller in the opening four rounds to be in the second week of the championship. The Spaniard, who has established himself in Paris 12 times in his career, has not given up a single set so far in the competition: he defeated Egor Gerasimov in the debut by 6-4, 6-4 and 6-2, then he did the same against Mackenzie mcdonald 6-1, 6-0 and 6-3, he also beat Stefano travaglia 6-1, 6-4 and 6-0 and reached the quarterfinals by eliminating Sebastian Korda 6-1, 6-1 and 6-2. Rafa is looking at Roland Garros to clinch his 20th Grand Slam title and equal Roger Federer as the tennis player with the most conquests in this modality.
In the list of the three candidates also appears Novak Djokovic. The Serbian has just been consecrated in the Masters 1000 in Rome and wants to repeat in France. Like Nadal, the Serbian did not lose any set so far in the contestas it beat Mikael Ymer 6-0, 6-2 and 6-3, he beat Ricardas Berankis 6-1, 6-2 and 6-2, defeated the Colombian Daniel Galán by 6-0, 6-3 and 6-2 and finally won the victory against Karen khachanov by 6-4, 6-3 and 6-3. The world number one showed a solid level in the first four rounds as he was vastly superior to his rivals.
Finally appears Dominic Thiem, recent champion of the US Open. The Austrian, like Rafa Y Nole, he had won all the sets he played at Roland Garros, but in the round of 16 he suffered more than necessary: in a match not suitable for the faint of heart, Thiem was victorious Hugo Gaston by 6-4, 6-4, 5-7, 3-6 and 6.3. Previously, Dominic triumphed over Marin cilic by 6-4, 6-3 and 6-3, defeated Jack sock 6-1, 6-3 and 7-6 (6) and qualified for the round of 16 by beating Casper Ruud 6-4, 6-3 and 6-1. So much Thiem how Nadal They are on the same side of the table, so if they win their matches they will meet in the semifinal, although the Austrian will have a tough rival in front: Diego Schwartzman. For its part, Djokovic you will want to reach the grand finale for the other key.