French Open tennis in Paris
Spaniard Nicolas Almagro reaches for a shot during his French Open mens first round match against Lukasz Kubot of Poland at Roland Garros in Paris on May 24, 2011. Kubot defeated Almagro 3-6, 2-6, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (5), 6-4 to advance to the second round. UPI/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.
Eighth-seeded Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan earned an early exit at the Nice Open Sunday, falling to Lithuanian Ricardas Berankis in opening day action.
Top seeds Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer each rolled through second-round wins Tuesday at the Italian Masters tennis tournament in Rome.
Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer each won in straight sets Wednesday in second-round action at the Madrid Open tennis tournament.
Grigor Dimitrov finished off Monday's long schedule with a win at the Mutua Madrid Open that put him in the second round against world No. 1 Novak Djokovic.
World No. 5 Rafael Nadal and relative newcomer Lukas Rosol each picked up tournament titles, but only Rosol moved up in the world rankings.
Rafael Nadal remained on a torrid pace Sunday, claiming his fourth victory of the season with a win in the final of the Barcelona Open.
Rafael Nadal and fellow Spaniard Nicolas Almagro won their semifinal matches Saturday and advanced to the finals of the Barcelona Open.
United Press International