The only defeat suffered was that of Marcel Granollers, who had to take on his fellow Spaniard. Meanwhile Murray, Del Potro and Tsonga also reach the quarters.
Spain couldn’t have asked for more today, as the fourth round of Roland Garros drew to a close. Three Spaniards who played won, and the only disappoint of the day came when Marcel Granollers fell to fellow country man David Ferrer.
The latter didn’t allow his compatriot, who is still hoping to make it to the London Olympics, into the tie, winning the match with comfortably 6-3, 6-2, 6-0 to seal his place in the quarter-finals. His rival there will be Andy Murray, who came back after falling 6-1 behind in the first against local hopeful Richard Gasquet to secure his victory in the following three (4-6, 1-6, 2-6).
Rafael Nadal made light work of Juan Mónaco, playing an almost perfect match that finished 2-6, 0-6, 0-6 in his favour. The Mallorca native’s form has been incredible in the competition so far, with him conceding just 19 games in four encounters. The world’s current best clay court player advances to the quarters in blistering form and there he will take on Nicolás Almagro, who closed his tie against eighth seed Janko Tipsarevic with a stunning backhand (4-6, 4-6, 4-6).
Despite having to leave their matches unresolved yesterday, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Juan Martín del Potro were able to conclude triumphantly today and will now be faced with the respective tasks of getting past Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer in the quarter-finals.