PHOTOS: Rafael Nadal advances to French Open 4th Round

Rafael Nadal is through to the fourth round of the French Open in Paris after he defeated Andrey Kuznetsov in straight sets. The final result was 6-1, 6-3, 6-2. Our champ fired in 33 winners and converted eight of the 14 break points that he earned.

After the match, Rafa said: “Things are going better. Against Almagro I played a good match and again today I played well and had positive feelings. Fourth round is very good news for me.”

In Monday’s fourth round match, Rafa will face  22-year-old Jack Sock.


  1. A confident Rafael who is regaining his touch and confidence. Into the business end now

  2. Oh, how I wish that Richard Gasquet could SOMEHOW defeat Novak Djokovic, so that our dear Rafa can avoid playing the ”Djoker” in the pack? The implications of Rafa losing to Djokovic in the quarters will be too much to bear for fans: Rafa will fall outside the top 10 and also lose the opportunity to increase in GS totals to 15!!!

    I’m going to PRAY that a MIRACLE should happen for Gasquet to beat Novak beause with God, nothing is IMPOSSIBLE!

    But as Rafa says, ”life continues”

    • @Afolabi Oyedele
      I feel as you do, miracles do happen, sometimes not as we want them to though. I hope that Richard Gasguet defeats Djokovic, if he does not, then, I pray that our Rafa makes it to the quarter finals and he plays Djokovic and he is the Victor and the Defeater — maybe that is how the miracle will take place. So, Rafa: God Bless you, keep you healthy in body and mind, and may you have good feelings and confidence on the court Monday June 1, when playing Sock. And, also you must hold the baseline and play as offensively as you need to. Love, Marylynn

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