Americans John Isner and Sam Querrey combined to win 55 games in the Round of 32 – and still there is no American in the French Open Round of 16. The slow pace of clay has frustrated many Americans over the years, but both showed incredible patience before falling 5-7, 6-7, 6-4, 7-6 and 8-10 for Isner and 6-2, 3-6, 6-2, 6-7 and 2-6 for Querrey for a combined 55-57 loss. The table below shows the eight match-ups and the percent of games each has won so far.
|Men’s Player 1||Cou||Seed||%GW||Men’s Player 2||Cou||Seed||%GW|
|Kevin Anderson||RSA||23||59%||David Ferrer||ESP||4||66%|
|Tommy Robredo||ESP||32||54%||Nicolas Almagro||ESP||11||66%|
|Jo-Wilfried Tsonga||FRA||6||70%||Viktor Troicki||SRB||U||57%|
|Gilles Simon||FRA||15||50%||Roger Federer||SUI||2||61%|
|Novak Djokovic||SRB||1||72%||Philipp Kohlschreiber||GER||16||73%|
|Tommy Haas||GER||12||52%||Mikhail Youzhny||RUS||29||62%|
|Rafael Nadal||ESP||3||58%||Kei Nishikori||JPN||13||62%|
|Stanislas Wawrinka||SUI||9||60%||Richard Gasquet||FRA||7||62%|
The fourth game of the day in the men’s French Open could the most exciting, as 2-seed Roger Federer takes the court after winning in straight sets but being challenged in each.
Novak Djokovic will not play again Sunday after cruising to a 6-1, 6-1, 6-2 sweep to claim 72 percent of his games in a 6-2, 6-2, 6-3 domination. Surprisingly, the only other men’s player in the Round of 16 with a better winning percentage will be his opponent in this round is German Philipp Kohlschreiber, who also lost seven games but came in at 73 percent with a 6-0, 7-6, 6-1 win.
Still, as the 16-seed, Kohlschreiber is considered a long-shot against the world’s best player.