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
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
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]