Dominic Thiem, teen Amanda Anisimova move on to quarterfinals

Dominic Thiem, teen Amanda Anisimova move on to quarterfinals

Even Rafael Nadal never accomplished that.

Djokovic's opponent, though, has beaten him in two of their four meetings and justifiably silenced critics - for the time being - who questioned his credentials at grand slams.

However the teenager showed no signs of nerves during her first appearance on Court Philippe Chatrier as she dismantled the reigning champion in the opening set.

The players who stunned top seed Naomi Osaka and 23-time major victor Serena Williams got a taste of their own medicine.

Umbrellas ruled the roost at Roland Garros.

Halep reached her fourth French Open quarter-final with a 45-minute thrashing of Polish teenager Iga Swiatek.

Instead of beginning at 2 p.m. local time (1200 GMT, 8 a.m. EDT) on Thursday, play will start at noon (1000 GMT, 6 a.m. EDT).


Their fourth-round match had been suspended by darkness on Sunday, with Nishikori leading two sets to one.

Romania's Simona Halep in action.

"Every match is tough at this level", Halep added.

Paire, the world number 38 who was trying to make the quarter-final of a Slam for the first time, was eventually undone by 15 double faults and 79 unforced errors.

Nishikori broke back with a backhand victor and made the decisive break in the 11th game, sealing the match on his next service game when Paire sent a forehand return into the net. Rafa Nadal goes in search of his 12th French Open title but don't count out Novak Djokovic.

Thiem cruised to the next round with a 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 victory over Gael Monfils.

Since then, however, the 27-year-old has looked in superb form, dropping four games in her last two matches.


"I was, like, 'Oh, my God, her backhand down the line is so good and she was taking her time", Anisimova said, "and then I think I was mimicking it in my match".

Keys meets Barty next.

Rain washed out the entire schedule at the French Open on Wednesday, the second time since 2000 a full day of play at the tournament was lost to showers.

Barty dominated the final set, held an 11-1 edge in aces and played the sort of mistake-free tennis that Kenin managed to produce a match earlier.

Halep eventually broke back as the American hit a ball long, but a double fault at 5-4 down brought up match point and former French Open junior finalist Anisimova kept her composure to win just her eighth match at a Grand Slam.

It's helped, certainly, that the No. 1-ranked Djokovic has not needed to deal with a single seeded foe yet. They have played incredible tennis.


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