Rafael Nadal, David Ferrer, Nicolás Almagro and Marcel Granollers all sealed their places among the last sixteen at Roland Garros on a day which saw few surprises in the men's competition.
Four Spaniards have made it through to the fourth round at Roland Garros. Nadal, Ferrer, Almagro and Granollers all triumphed on a magnificent day for Spanish tennis.
Nadal and Ferrer are still unstoppable, having played three matches each without dropping a single set. The world no.2 defeated Eduardo Schwank 6-1, 6-3, 6-4, rolling out some spectacular tennis. He continues to display the kind of play which has seen him won the Parisian tournament on six occasions to date. Nadal will now go on to face Juan Mónaco, who ousted Milos Raonic.
Ferrer won just as convincingly against Milhail Youzhny, conceding just four games in the whole match. The Spaniard took a 6-0, 6-2, 6-3 win and will now go head-to-head with compatriot Marcel Granollers.
Granollers and Almagro, not to bettered by Nadal and Ferrer, also sealed their place amongst the last sixteen in the competition. Granollers had to work hard to eliminate local hopeful Paul-Henri Mathieu in five sets and make it to the fourth round of a Grand Slam for the first time in his career. Meanwhile, Almagro crushed Leonardo Mayer 6-4, 6-1, 6-2. The Spaniard’s opponent for a place in the quarter-finals will be Janko Tipsarevic.
As for the rest of the favourites who played on Saturday, Murray won with a clear 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 final score against Santiago Giraldo. All of the men in the last sixteen will be seeded players, with the exception of David Goffin, the revelation of the tournament so far and who will face none other than Roger Federer this Sunday.