French Open day 9 recap: tears, wins and ... Happy Birthday Rafa!

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French Open day 9 recap: tears, wins and ... Happy Birthday Rafa!

Novak Djokovic, Kei Nishikori, Karen Khachanov Dominic Thiem and Alexander Zverev joined Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Stan Wawrinka in the 2019 French Open quarter-finals. The defending champion Simona Halep, now the favourite to win in Paris, Madison Keys, Amanda Anisimova and Ashleigh Barty also joined the quarterfinals in the women's draw.

Talking about Nadal, today 2019 June 3rd could be considered a national holiday in Spain: Rafa turns 33 years-old. Best wishes to a champion who, together with Real Madrid and Barcelona Football Club, is perhaps the most important symbol ever in the history of Spanish sport.

Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares are no longer a couple in the men's doubles, after three years of partnership, ten titles and two Majors won. The Scot will team up with the Briton Neal Skupski, while Soares will play with Mate Pavic.

The press conference in which Dominic Thiem was forced to move due to the imminent arrival of Serena Williams is still a major topic of discussion. The Austrian is sure of one thing: "I'm 100% sure that Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal would never have done such a thing!" The tears of Stefanos Tsitsipas after the defeat in five sets (and after five hours) with Wawrinka, went around the web, becoming viral.

The God of tennis gives, the God of tennis takes! Tomorrow the quarter-finals begin: Federer vs. Wawrinka, Nishikori vs. Nadal, Stephens vs. Konta and Vondrousova vs. Martic.