French Open tennis in Paris
Frenchman Gilles Simon reacts after a shot during his French Open second-round match against American Robert Kendrick at Roland Garros in Paris on May 27, 2009. Simon defeated Kendrick 7-5, 6-0, 6-1. (UPI Photo/ David Silpa)
Second-seeded Roger Federer needed five sets to gain the quarterfinals and No. 4 David Ferrer also advanced Sunday at the French Open.
Seven-time champion Rafael Nadal staggered early but won in four sets Friday in a French Open second-round match.
Second-seeded Roger Federer and fourth-seeded David Ferrer lost just 10 games between them Wednesday in advancing to the third round of the French Open.
Second-seeded former champ Roger Federer and No. 4 David Ferrer advanced Sunday with first-round victories at the French Open.
Gilles Simon lost Thursday but another local favorite Gael Monfils earned a spot in the semifinals with a win at the Nice Open tennis tournament in France.
Second-seeded Gilles Simon and No. 3 Sam Querrey won in second-round matches Wednesday at the Nice Open ATP tournament in France.
Rafael Nadal moves to the No. 4 spot in the men's world tennis rankings in the final update before the seedings and pairings for the French Open are determined.
Rafael Nadal overcame a poor start Thursday before posting a three-set win in third-round action at the Italian Masters tennis tournament in Rome.
World No. 2 Andy Murray retired with a back injury, one of four seeded players to leave the draw in early Wednesday play at the Italian Masters in Rome.
Top seeds Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer each rolled through second-round wins Tuesday at the Italian Masters tennis tournament in Rome.
United Press International