Chan, Dodig reach French Open semis

ELDER STATESMAN: Switzerland’s Roger Federer beat compatriot Stan Wawrinka to become the oldest men’s Grand Slam semi-finalist since Jimmy Connors in 1991

Taipei Times
Date: Jun 06, 2019
By: Dave Carroll  /  Staff reporter, with AFP, PARIS

Defending champions Latisha Chan of Taiwan and Ivan Dodig of Croatia on Tuesday

Switzerland’s Roger Federer returns to compatriot Stan Wawrinka in their French Open men’s singles quarter-final at Roland Garros in Paris on Tuesday.
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advanced to the semi-finals of the mixed doubles at the French Open, while in the men’s singles Roger Federer set up a mouthwatering semi-final against Rafael Nadal.

Unseeded Chan and Dodig took just 65 minutes to see off the challenge of French duo Amandine Hesse and Benjamin Bonzi 6-4, 6-3 on Court 7 at Roland Garros.

The Taiwanese-Croatian duo saved six of seven break points and converted four of six, winning 73 percent of their first-serve points to set up a semi-final against top seeds Nicole Melichar and Bruno Soares.

The American-Brazilian duo defeated seventh seeds Alicja Rosolska of Poland and Nikola Mektic of Croatia 6-3, 7-6 (7/4) on Court 1 in 1 hour, 13 minutes to maintain their record of not having dropped a set at Roland Garros.    [FULL  STORY]

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