The Latest: Gasquet retires against Monfils at French Open

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The Latest: Gasquet retires against Monfils at French Open
The Latest: Gasquet retires against Monfils at French Open

PARIS (AP) – The Latest from the French Open (all times local):

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3:20 p.m.

Richard Gasquet retired from his all-French third-round match against Gael Monfils at Roland Garros after getting treatment on his right thigh.

The 24th-seeded Gasquet stopped playing while trailing 4-3 in the third set. The players split the first two sets.

Before the start of the third, Gasquet had a trainer work on his upper right leg. Gasquet got a massage and then his thigh was taped up.

The 15th-seeded Monfils moved into the fourth round at the French Open for the seventh time. His best showing in Paris was a semifinal run in 2008.

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3 p.m.

Rafael Nadal eased past 17th-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 to reach the quarterfinals of the French Open.

The fourth-seeded Spaniard secured victory on his third match point when he pushed Bautista Agut to the back of the court with a big forehand that his countryman could only pat back into the net at full stretch. He won in less than two hours.

Nadal is through to his 11th at Roland Garros – equaling Roger Federer’s Open era record.

The 31-year-old Nadal is seeking his 10th French Open title and 15th Grand Slam title. His last major came at Roland Garros in 2014.

His opponent in the last eight will be either No. 5 Milos Raonic of Canada or Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta.

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1:35 p.m.

Two weeks past his 21st birthday, unseeded Karen Khachanov of Russia became the youngest man to reach the French Open’s fourth round since 2009, beating 21st-seeded American John Isner 7-6 (1), 6-3, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (3).

Isner was the last U.S. man in the draw of 11 who entered the tournament.

Khachanov is playing at Roland Garros for the first time. It is only the third major of his career.

The match was suspended a night earlier after the first set because of rain.

Despite hitting eight double-faults, Khachanov won all 23 games he served against Inser, saving four break points. Khachanov converted 1 of 6 break points on Isner’s serve, but that was enough.

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1:20 p.m.

Former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki returned to the French Open quarterfinals for the first time since 2010, eliminating 2009 champion Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-1, 4-6, 6-2.

The 11th-seeded Wozniacki is a two-time runner-up at majors.

She played her typically safe style for much of the match, winding up with 15 fewer unforced errors than No. 8 Kuznetsova. Wozniacki also broke in half of Kuznetsova’s 12 service games.

Wozniacki missed the 2016 French Open because of an ankle injury. She lost in the first or second round each of the previous three years.

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12:40 p.m.

Croatian qualifier Petra Martic upset 17th-seeded Anastasija Sevastova 6-1 6-1 to reach the fourth round of the French Open.

Martic is ranked 290th but she took just 49 minutes to beat the Latvian and match her best performance at a Grand Slam tournament.

The 26-year-old Martic next faces fifth-seeded Elina Svitolina after the Ukrainian beat Magda Linette 6-4, 7-5.

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12:30 p.m.

Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic is through to the fourth round of the French Open after swatting aside Germany’s Carina Witthoeft in straight sets.

The second-seeded Pliskova hit 34 winners as she raced to a 7-5, 6-1 victory in 70 minutes. She will next face the winner of the match between Veronica Cepede Royg and Mariana Duque-Marina.

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12:15 p.m.

The rain delay suited Kei Nishikori as he recovered to beat Hyeon Chung 7-5, 6-4, 6-7 (4), 0-6, 6-4 when their third round match resumed at the French Open.

The eighth-seeded Nishikori was leading 7-5, 6-4, 6-7 (4), 0-3 when rain stopped play on Saturday, but was clearly struggling with a wrist injury and had also had treatment on his back as the 21-year-old Chung rallied.

Chung, who is ranked 67th, had never beaten a top-10 player in six attempts but leveled when play resumed, keeping alive his bid to become the first South Korean to reach the fourth round at Roland Garros.

Nishikori broke early in the fifth set and was serving for the match when Chung broke back, but the Japanese player sealed the result when his opponent double faulted.

It was the first time in the Open era that two Asian men had met as late as the third round in a Grand Slam tournament.

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11:15 a.m.

Carina Witthoeft turned up late for her third round match against second-seeded Karolina Pliskova at the French Open.

Witthoeft walked onto Court 3 about eight minutes after Pliskova, who gave the German a wry smile as she walked past her seat.

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11:00 a.m.

Defending champions Novak Djokovic and Garbine Muguruza both play Sunday in the fourth round of the French Open, in a packed schedule created by multiple rain postponements.

Djokovic is last on Court Philippe Chatrier, against No. 19 Albert Ramos-Vinolas of Spain, while the fifth-seeded Muguruza plays No. 13 Kristina Mladenovic of France on Court Suzanne Lenglen after Rafael Nadal plays Spanish compatriot Roberto Bautista Agut.

Seven-time major champion Venus Williams is bidding for a quarterfinal spot against No. 30 Timea Bacsinszky.

Three third-round men’s matches are scheduled to resume after rain cancelled play on Saturday afternoon: No. 8 Kei Nishikori against Hyeon Chung, No. 15 Gael Monfils against No. 24 Richard Gasquet, and No. 21 John Isner against Karen Khachanov.

France’s Gael Monfils drinks in his third round match against France’s Richard Gasquet during their third round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France. Sunday, June 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
Spain’s Rafael Nadal waves after defeating compatriot Roberto Bautista Agut during their fourth round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Sunday, June 4, 2017 in Paris. Nadal won 6-1, 6-2, 6-2. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Russia Karen Khachanov serves against John Isner of the U.S. during their third round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France. Sunday, June 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki celebrates winning her fourth round match against Russia’s Svetlana Kuznetsova in three sets, 6-1, 4-6, 6-2, at the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France. Sunday, June 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina reacts as she plays Poland’s Magda Linette during their third round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Sunday, June 4, 2017 in Paris. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Poland’s Magda Linette returns the ball to Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina during their third round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Sunday, June 4, 2017 in Paris. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic celebrates her win over Germany’s Carina Witthoeft during their third round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Sunday, June 4, 2017 in Paris. Piskova won 7-5, 6-1. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
CORRECTS PLAYERS – Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina serves the ball to Poland’s Magda Linette during their third round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Sunday, June 4, 2017 in Paris. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Japan’s Kei Nishikori plays a shot against Korea’s Hyeon Chung during their third round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France. Sunday, June 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
Korea’s Hyeon Chung gestures after missing a shot against Japan’s Kei Nishikori during their third round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France. Sunday, June 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic, right, waits as Germany’s Carina Witthoeft is late before their third round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Sunday, June 4, 2017 in Paris. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic waits as Germany’s Carina Witthoeft is late before their third round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Sunday, June 4, 2017 in Paris. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Serbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates with ball boys after defeating Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman in their third round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Friday, June 2, 2017 in Paris. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Spain’s Garbine Muguruza returns the ball to Kazakhstan’s Yulia Putintseva during their third round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Friday, June 2, 2017 in Paris. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
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