A spot of Saturday afternoon practice for @rogerfederer #RG15 http://t.co/gUqaBUmipR
Over lunch at Suzanne-Lenglen, I was loving the build-up to Rafa Nadal's entrance. The announcer lists all his achievements and then ends his spiel saying he's a nine-time French Open champion AND then listing all the years to whoops from the crowd. Rafa then interrupted his warm-up to wave to the spectators.
Our fourth-round in the women's singles competition here at #RG15 is almost settled. Just two more names to add to the pot. It will be one of top seed Serena Williams or Victoria Azarenka and one of Tsvetana Pironkova or Sloane Stephens.
Bolelli wins his 1st set EVER over Ferrer, levels the match up at a set a piece. Nadal continues to cruise, wins 9 of 1st 10 games. #RG15
Change of ends
Thanks to one of the esteemed scribblers here at Blog HQ who stood in for me while I tucked into a plate of colorful tomatoes before taking a peek at Rafael Nadal. I'm Sarah and let's have a look around the courts and I'll then tell you a bit about Rafa.
2013 runner-up @DavidFerrer87, who is 5-0 H2H vs Italy's #Bolelli, currently leads 6-3 0-3 in their 3R meeting. #RG15 http://t.co/0LmnNm86iL
Easy does it for Rafa
No problems for Rafa, who takes the first set and loses just one game along the way. Novak Djokovic may be the favourite here, but Nadal is certainly looking very impressive. One of our writers, Matt Trollope, thinks Rafa is still the overwhelming favourite.> READ MORE: Nadal still the undeniable favourite
A big off-forehand winner, and Anderson has pocketed the opening set against local hope Gasquet on Chatrier. Anderson's height and weight of shot are actually quite well-suited to clay - it explains why he's won more matches here than at any other major. He reached the fourth round the past two years
You would be too if you straight-setted the talented Madison Keys.Happy Happy Happy !!! #ComeBackKid #FirstTimeInTheFourthRound #NeverTooLate #WhereIsTheLimit #Limitless #LoveMyJob pic.twitter.com/JNIEJLcqBW— Timea Bacsinszky (@TimiBacs) May 30, 2015
.@DjokerNole closes out 3rd straight month without a loss & 25-match winning streak 3rd-longest of career:43: 2010-1128: 2013-14#RG2015
Around the showcourts ...
Big cheers for Rafa as he enters Lenglen for his third-round match against Russia's Andrey Kuznetsov, while it's on serve early in the match on Chatrier between Gasquet and Anderson - the Frenchman and the South African are locked at 2-2 in the opening set.
Comfortable win for German Julia Goerges, who backs up her upset of No.5 seed Caroline Wozniacki with a comfortable triumph of American Falconi. Books her place in the fourth round for the first time, where 11th seed Sara Errani awaits.
What a confident game from the Belgian! Dropshot and backhand winners bring up a pair of match points - and she converts on the second. Through to the fourth round where she will face Andrea Mitu. Who would have predicted that match in the last 16 before the tournament?!
Selon @pmouratoglou @jimchardy a su bien servir sur les points importants, restant calme et concentré #RolandGarros http://t.co/vED1w0Cazg
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We're in that part of the day where many matches have all finished at once and there's only a few in action. The biggest is on Lenglen, and Van Uytvanck has taken command in her third-rounder over Frenchwoman Mladenovic.
.@JackSock playing at #RG15 for his Grandpa, who is battling Alzheimer’s. Read more: http://t.co/gMsr6y24rX #tennis http://t.co/SKMWQ7uqAV
Chardy def. Goffin 6-3 6-4 6-2
Victoire!!! The Frenchman raises his arms in triumph after serving out the match confidently over the No.17 seed. This is Chardy's second trip to the fourth round in Paris - the first coming way back in 2008 - and he takes on No.3 seed Andy Murray next.
On attaque ce 2e set sur le Lenglen. Van Uytvanck mène 6-4 1-0. Un peu de stats ? http://t.co/dJigf9QSWq #RG15 http://t.co/3gMqDYz3oI
Bacsinszky def. Keys 6-4 6-2
A minor upset in the women's draw, with Swiss Timea Bacsinszky upending Madison Keys in straights. Keys is a highly-rated prospect and the high seed at No.16, but the 23rd seed Bacsinszky has been in red-hot form of late. Petra Kvitova is next
Job done for Novak Djokovic as he sees off Australian teenager Thanasi Kokkinakis for a place in the fourth round. But a great job by Kokkinakis who has taken more games from the world No.1 than any other player here so far. The 19-year-old got 12 games off him. Impressive. Djokovic says he has "beaucoup de talent" afterwards. No translation needed.
Novak Djokovic will serve next for his place in the fourth round. Lest we forget, the world No.1 is chasing an elusive French Open title at #RG15. Some feel this could be his best chance to get his hand on the silverware.
"All those guys are good for the game, they're pretty fun." #Murray on the new generation of players #RG15 http://t.co/mzpRZ1GswQ
Djokovic *6-4 6-4 3-2 Kokkinakis
Thanasi Kokkinakis is shaking his head after being broken by Novak Djokovic in the fifth game of the third set. He's been going toe-to-toe with the world No.1 but he hasn't managed to grab a single break-point against the top seed.
The crowd on #Chatrier are in for a treat in this third set. #Kokkinakis fighting for every point! #RG15 https://t.co/VcthejQAy3
Goffin *3-6 4-6 0-0 Chardy
Allez Les Bleus! Because over on Court 1, Jeremy Chardy has taken the second set from David Goffin. The Frenchman turns to face the crowd and puffs out his chest with pride. He's trying to reach the next round for the first time since 2008.
It's day seven. The sun is shining. It's the weekend...is there anywhere you'd rather be than #InsideRG? #RG15 http://t.co/zzSKeu2sRj
Djokovic 6-4 6-4 1-1* Kokkinakis
Fans of Novak Djokovic, your man has taken the second set from Thanasi Kokkinakis. The 19-year-old Aussie saves four break points in the third game of the third set. This is a great game and we'll have to come back to it while we have a quick look around the courts.
Perfect conditions as #VanUytvanck & #Mladenovic battle for a place on the 4R on Suzanne Lenglen #RG15 http://t.co/TEYYaEtJZz
Bacsinszky 4-2* Keys
Just a quick look at Court 2, where in-form Swiss Timea Bacsinszky is up against in-form American Madison Keys, who knocked out another Swiss, Belinda Bencic, to reach the third round. This is the first time these players have met.
Frenchman Jeremy #Chardy thriving on Day 7. He wins the opening set 6-3 vs. No.17 seed David #Goffin. #RG15 http://t.co/z2FtJNWdij
Goffin *3-6 0-0 Chardy
We're about to go a bit French at Blog HQ. Jeremy Chardy - who goes by the nickname of Jimmy - is upsetting the formbooks as he takes the opening set from David Goffin. The Belgian arrived in Paris with a career-high ranking of world No.18 after reaching the quarters in Rome.
Let's hear a bit more from Andy Murray after he beat Nick Kyrgios: "It was a tough because he was going for huge shots and making me play far behind the baseline. I was just trying to use some variety to break up his rhythm."
No.9 seed @cilic_marin is back in R16 for 1st time since 2010, d. L.Mayer 6-3 6-2 6-4. Awaits Bolelli-Ferrer. #RG15 http://t.co/1KXhhVBEZz
Cilic def. Mayer 6-3 6-2 6-4
Marin Cilic serves out his match with an unreturnable serve... Well, it was returnable but the return went out. The US Open champion, seeded ninth here, continues his low-profile run into the fourth round with a win over Argentina's 23rd seed Leonardo Mayer.
Andy Murray is into the fourth round of #RG15, backing up his impressive clay-court form coming to Paris with a straights-set win over Australian Nick Krygios, who struggled with an elbow injury. "It's never easy for me here," says Murray. "I've conserved some energy and from now on matches will get tougher every round. Hopefully I can play some good tennis next week."
World No.1 Novak #Djokovic serves out the 1st set 6-4. He's bidding to reach the R16 for a 6th straight year. #RG15 http://t.co/i8jI0LSaVo
Djokovic 6-4 0-0* Kokkinakis
Novak Djokovic cooly returns to his seat on Chatrier after taking the opening set from 19-year-old Thanasi Kokkinakis. It's been an entertaining encounter so far. I wonder what Kokkinakis, at the start of his year, can learn from playing the world No.1 for the first time. Must be super-fun... Maybe a bit scary.
Is Andreea Mitu one to watch at #RG15? The Romanian world No.100 has just knocked out 2010 champion Francesca Schiavone. She had trouble serving out the match but her fast and powerful shots were just too good for the Italian.
Andreea #Mitu, 100è mondiale est en 1/8 de finale pour son 1er RG s. Victoire 7-5 5-4 vs #Schiavone #RG15 http://t.co/NJrQe8chzz
Around the courts...
Lots going on around the courts at the moment, Nick Kyrgios has broken Andy Murray at the start of the third set while Novkak Djokovic has done likewise against the other Aussie young gun Thanasi Kokkinakis.
Let's pop our heads round to Philippe-Chatrier, where top seed Novak Djokovic is serving up against Thanasis Kokkinakis. These two players have never met before so it's always fun to see how they work each other out in the early stages.
6-3 6-3 Sara #Errani (17) est en huitièmes de finale en prenant sa revanche sur #Petkovic qui l'avait battue l'année dernière en 1/4 #RG15
Nick Kyrgios has called a medial time-out so he can have treatment on a right wrist and elbow injury. He explains to the physio that he was turning it over on his shots. He is having a lot of tape applied to the forearm now.
Meanwhile, Andy Murray gets himself out a long and testing service game with an ace and then takes a double break when Nick Kyrgios pumps the ball long. Kyrgios is producing some delightful shots but hasn't converted his three break points chances.
Thanasi Kokkinakis is just knocking up with Novak Djokovic on Philippe-Chatrier. With Nick Kyrgios on Suzanne-Lenglen we can officially report that we have what Australians refer to as "The Special Ks" on court at the same time. Yay!
Petra Kvitova is the first player through to the fourth round on Saturday. "It was my best match here so far, I'm really happy that I won," she tells the Philippe-Chatrier crowd after beating Irina-Camelia Begu.
Sometimes it's about who wants it more and, watching the closing game of the opening set between Andreea Mitu and Francesca Schiavone, the 23-year-old Romanian is massively pumped as she fights back to win the opening set. Schiavone had led 4-1 at one stage.
"I don't like this feeling." Which player was feeling queasy about playing their BFF at #RG15? Roland-Garros;com reporter has been finding out what happens when doubles friends face each other in singles.
Comment se sent @Schiavone_Fra après son marathon ? Elle est opposée à Andreea #Mitu. #RG15 http://t.co/iceijN5Ff7
Murray 3-3* Kyrgios
Andy Murray gets himself out of a sticky service game with an ace. The British third seed had to save a break-point. Get the feeling he's still sizing up Nick Kyrgios, even though he leads their head-to-head 2-0.
Francesca Schiavone has a spring in her step on Court 2. The Italian reached the third round after a three hour, 50 minute epic against Svetlana Kuznetsova. But she's not feeling any pain and already has her nose in front against Andreea Mitu.
Who will follow Rafa, Roger and Novak? Borna Coric and Thanasi Kokkinakis announced their teenage talents by reaching the third round at #RG15. Roland-Garros.com reporter Kate Battersby has been following their teenage kicks in this special feature.
Andy Murray (Gbr)  v Nick Kyrgios (Aus)  followed by Alison Van Uytvanck (Bel) v Kristina Mladenovic (Fra) Andrey Kuznetsov (Rus) v Rafael Nadal (Esp)  Tsvetana Pironkova (Bul) v Sloane Stephens (USA)
Blog HQ travelled to Roland-Garros with some fans from London this morning. They have tickets for Suzanne-Lenglen and are super-excited about the Andy Murray vs Nick Kyrgios showdown that opens the action there. They're splitting their loyalities in that match too. It should be a sizzler.
Petra Kvitova (Cze)  v Irina-Camelia Begu (Rou)  followed by Novak Djokovic (Srb)  v Thanasi Kokkinakis (Aus) Richard Gasquet (Fra)  v Kevin Anderson (Rsa)  Serena Williams (USA)  v Victoria Azarenka (Blr) 
Bonjour tout le monde. It's day seven of #RG15 and here at Blog HQ we can tell you that the grounds of Roland-Garros are already buzzing with activity and anticipation for the day ahead. You didn't have any plans for Saturday did you? Great, stay with us.
Join us tomorrow from 11am Paris time for ball by ball commentary of @andy_murray v @NickKyrgios @rolandgarros #RG15 http://t.co/0IaUhqQEDS
In fact, Nick Kyrgios will be entertaining the crowd on Suzanne-Lenglen first thing tomorrow, when he faces third seed Andy Murray. It's time to put our fingers in an ice bath at Blog HQ. Please join us from 10:45 tomorrow when the chase for the remaining fourth-round places begins.
Gael Monfils has been saying in his on-court interview that it was an incredible match and Cuevas was very difficult to play. He then talks about the magic of playing at the French Open. He faces Roger Federer next. Now, that should be box office.
Cover your ears because Gael Monfils has just booked himself a seat in the fourth round of #RG15 and the crowd on Suzanne-Lenglen are loving it. Monfils turns to face the crowd and beats his chest with pride. It was also an oustanding effort by Pablo Cuevas, who played more than his part in this entertaining match.
#Cuevas holds serve for 5-3; now on #Monfils' racquet to book a R16 berth. #RG15 http://t.co/8drktY3eDM
Saturday's Order of Play on Suzanne-Lenglen
Andy Murray (Gbr)  v Nick Kyrgios (Aus) 
Alison Van Uytvanck (Bel) v Kristina Mladenovic (Fra)
Andrey Kuznetsov (Rus) v Rafael Nadal (Esp) 
Tsvetana Pironkova (Bul) v Sloane Stephens (USA)
Our fingers are hurting at Blog HQ thanks to Gael Monfils and Pablo Cuevas' antics. So, we just want to tell you that Monfils holds with a whipped forehand and is now one game away from the fifth set. Cuevas to serve at 5-2.
\"Its not the easiest one... (But) I'm feeling good & feeling confident.\" Berdych on Tsonga match up #RG15 http://t.co/DLNNpSzNoU
Coming up tomorrow on Philippe-Chatrier
Petra Kvitova (Cze)  v Irina-Camelia Begu (Rou)
Novak Djokovic (Srb)  v Thanasi Kokkinakis (Aus)
Richard Gasquet (Fra)  v Kevin Anderson (Rsa) 
Serena Williams (USA)  v Victoria Azarenka (Blr) 
Impose ta puissance !@tsonga7 #ImpactTheGame#RG15 http://t.co/k489lbxr38
Tsonga def. Andujar 7-6 6-4 6-3
Two Frenchmen were playing, and now one Frenchman is through to the fourth round. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga converts his third match-point on Philippe-Chatrier to see off a feisty challenge from Spain's Pablo Andujar. Jo is absolutely beaming and thanks the crowd for their support.