Bracket Busters

Carla Suarez Navarro came into Roland Garros with a career-high ranking of eight and a seeding to match, but twenty-eighth seeded Flavia Pennetta wasn't deterred.  The Italian veteran put the hammer down with a straight sets win, sending Suarez Navarro to an early exit.  Eleventh seeded Angelique Kerber of Germany was also shown the door by big-hitting Garbine Muguruza in a match that featured an interesting contrast of styles.

 

Presentation of Trophies

This year's trophy presenters have been named.  Three-time champion Gustavo Kuerten will present the men's singles trophy while Martina Navratilova will present the women's singles trophy.

 

Speaking of Gustavo Kuerten

The last time Federer failed to reach the fourth round at Roland Garros was in 2004 when he lost to Kuerten in straight sets.  Federer once again moved on with a straight sets win yesterday over Damir Dzumhur.

 

Old Dog, New Tricks

At 28 years of age, Frenchman Richard Gasquet is still reaching new milestones at his home Slam.  With yesterday's victory over Carlos Berlocq, Gasquet claimed his first ever five-set win at Roland Garros.  Little Richie—who's been as deep as the fourth round here—will next face big-serving Kevin Anderson.

 

Vive la France!

Day six at Roland Garros had a decidedly French flavor, with plenty of hometown favorites in action.  Alize Cornet opened the day for France with a three set win over Mirjana Lucic-Baroni and then France's men took over.  Richard Gasquet finished his postponed match with Berlocq and was followed by an all-French matchup between Gilles Simon and Nicolas Mahut.  That duo also went the distance with Simon ultimately getting the win.  The ever-streaky Benoit Paire took the court against Tomas Berdych, but simply couldn't get past the fourth seed.  The day wrapped up with two wins by Gael Monfils and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga over Pablo Cuevas and Pablo Andujar respectively.

 

The Legend of La Monf

With yesterday's five-set win over Pablo Cuevas, Gael Monfils took over the Open Era record for most five-setters at Roland Garros.  With his 13th five-setter, La Monf passed Marat Safin and Yannick Noah.  On top of that, Monfils also tied Harold Solomon's Roland Garros record for most five-set wins with 10.