The day 6 of the French Open 2020 witnessed the King of Clay, Rafael Nadal in action. The Spaniard won the match, while another top-seeded players, Dominic Thiem and Alexander Zverev also booked their berths in round of 16 at the French slam.
The Swiss, Stan Wawrinka looked sharp but fell prey to Hugo Gaston, the Frenchman. The 28th seed Casper Ruud and 27th seed Taylor Fritz crashed out in the third round.
Rafael Nadal continues his run
The King of Clay, Rafael Nadal won his third round with a 6-1, 6-4, 6-0 victory over Stefano Travaglia. Rafa sets a record with every victory at the French Open. The victory over Travaglia marked his 26th consecutive victory on the French clay. His win-loss record at the Roland Garros is 96-2. No wonder he is the King of Clay. Rafa cracked 28 winners to just 13 unforced errors in his third-round battle.
Dominic Thiem cruises forth
The US Open winner, Dominic Thiem is through to the round of 16. The Austrian won his 10th consecutive match, beating Casper Ruud 6-4, 6-3, 6-1 to advance to the round of 16. Theim is into the round 4 for 5th straight year. In his match against 28th seed Ruud, Thiem broke his serve 6 times. He went on to save 7 of 8 breakpoints and hit 32 winners. This is 2nd time Thiem has reached Roland Garros’s fourth round without dropping a set.
Alexander Zverev into round of 16
The sixth seed, Alexander Zverev won his third-round match against the qualifier, Marco Cecchinato. He is into round 4 of the Roland Garros for the 3rd straight year after his 6-1, 7-5, 6-3 victory. The US Open 2020 runner up was able to smash 10 aces. He hit 31 winners overall and won 85% of 1st serve points in the match. Zverev broke serve 6 times while only being broken once.
Stan Wawrinka runs empty on fuel
The wild card Hugo Gaston was able to fetch himself a place in his first-ever main draw at the French Open. He stunned Stan Wawrinka in a five-setter battle 2-6, 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 6-0 to advance to the round of 16. The 20-year-old Frenchman, ranked No. 239, broke Wawrinka 8 times and saved 12 of 17 breakpoints on his serve. Stan Wawrinka seemed low on energy by the fifth set as he failed to make a single hold.
- Jannik Sinner beats Federico Coria 6-3, 7-5, 7-5
- Lorenzo Sonego beats Taylor Fritz 7-6(5), 6-3, 7-6(17)
- Portero Sebastian Korda beats Pedro Martinez 6-4, 6-3, 6-1
- Diego Schwartzman beats Norbert Gombos 7-6(3), 6-3, 6-3