ATP Roland Garros- Djokovic advances, Ferrer and Monfils suspended early in 4th



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ATP Roland Garros- Djokovic advances, Ferrer and Monfils suspended early in 4th

Novak Djokovic just doesn't know how to lose. Richard Gasquet has been playing very well this season, beat Federer in Rome, and was supposed to put up a great resistance to Djokovic today. Except that didn't happen.

Gasquet played a fine match, but Djokovic is simply on another planet right now. Everytime Gasquet had a lead in a rally, and hit a seeming winner, Djokovic would scramble and hit an insane shot to turn from defense to offense.

Gasquet would be caught by surprise and either make an error or set up and easy shot for Djokovic. After Djokovic took the first two sets 6-4 6-4, Gasquet seemed mentally defeated. Djokovic steam rolled the third set 6-2 and will play Fabio Fognini in the quarterfinals.

In the last match of the day, David Ferrer and Gael Monfils played a cracker before darkness caused a suspension of play. The first set, Monfils was hitting some blinding stuff and playing amazing while Ferrer was the steady grinder he usually is.

Monfils took the first 6-4, but his level dropped in the second set. Ferrer capitalized and ran away with it 6-2. In the third, Ferrer got up a break, serving at 4-2 and Monfils looked to be tiring. But after coming back and breaking Ferrer in that game, Monfils began to really use the crowd to draw energy from.

He was hyping them up and used their energy to help him to take the second set 7-5. Early in the 4th, the first two games took 21 minutes! Monfils had a minor ankle twist in the second game, and Ferrer broke him to go up 2-0, before the match was called for darkness.

Drama all over the grounds today, and it'll continue tomorrow with 4 4th round matches and the conclusion of the Ferrer-Monfils showdown. Stay tuned.....