French Open Day 8: Tsonga pleases home crowd with Berdych win, Ivanovic books quarters spot

Jo-Wilfired Tsonga overcame the tough test of Tomas Berdych as the Frenchman pleased his home crowd as he bagged victory over the fourth seed with a 6-3 6-2 6-7 (7/5) 6-3 win.

Jo Wilfired Tsonga's best result at Roland Garros was the semis in 2013 image: bbc.co.uk

Jo Wilfried Tsonga’s best result at Roland Garros was the semis in 2013
image: bbc.co.uk

Stan Wawrinka ended the run of home-town man Gilles Simon as the eight seed breezed past the Frenchman in straight sets with a 6-1 6-4 6-2 with the Swiss man still yet to drop a set at this year’s French Open.

Kei Nishikori booked his first ever French Open quarter-final as the fifth seed enjoyed a 6-3 6-4 6-2 straight sets win over Russian Teymuraz Gabashvili as he became only the second Japanese man to reach the last eight.

Roger Federer will have to come back on Monday after his French Open last 16 match with Gael Monfils was suspended due to bad light with the match at one set all.

The world number two took the first set 6-3 but his French opponent was spurred on by his home crowd to level the match up, taking the second set 6-4 before darkness meant that was it for the night with play set to resume on Monday.

In women’s action, former champion Ana Ivanovic saw off the threat of Russia’s Ekaterina Makarova to reach the quarter-finals of the French Open as the Serbian scored a 7-5 3-6 6-1 victory.

Ana Ivanovic won the French Open back in 2008 image: rte.ie

Ana Ivanovic won the French Open back in 2008
image: rte.ie

She will now face Elina Svitolina in the last eight as the Ukrainian ended the run of local favourite Alize Corne with a 6-2 7-6 (11/9) straight sets win at Roland Garros.

More results from Roland Garros, including all the doubles action can be found here.

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