All so hard for Djokovic, easy for Nadal at French Open

So Nadal, perhaps warned of approaching rain, raced through to the fourth round for the loss of just one game to a hapless Nikoloz Bashashvili 6-0, 6-1, 6-0.

Basilashvili, 25, hit just five winners and committed 34 unforced errors in his 90-minute horror show.

Now, Agassi is in the corner of one of the players that has pulled off a career Slam of his own-Djokovic (who needed five sets to reach the fourth round over Diego Schwartzman on Friday). The lopsided match was Nadal's best ever showing at the French Open.

Defending champion Novak Djokovic is one set away from losing at the French Open.

"So I'm just going to take it as a plus for now that I get a very good experience on the centre court, and I'm going to use it for the future for the good experience".

He chased Schwartzman along the baseline with punishing groundstrokes and kept his cool, despite a time violation and a warning, to take the match to a decider.

Indeed the fourth and fifth sets were a complete contrast to the intense first three.

Williams is a seven-time major champion and was the runner-up at Roland Garros in 2002.

The world No. 6 will meet either Grigor Dimitrov or Pablo Carreno Busta for a spot in the quarterfinals.

The Georgian had beaten 31st seed Gilles Simon in the first round before ousting Serbian Viktor Troicki, the world number 35, in straight sets. I respect that very much [and] of course I liked seeing him in the box.

Garcia-Lopez has retired with a thigh strain when trailing Canadian powerhouse Milos Raonic 6-1 1-0.

He said: "I was optimistic going into the match because of how I played in the previous two matches". "I don't have words to describe the love I have for you and what you bring me".

"In the beginning of the match he was not playing bad, and I was able to produce winners, play with no mistakes and play very long". Nadal had an easy match as he beat Nikoloz Basilashvili 6-0 6-1 6-0.

Belgium's David Goffin falls in his match against Argentina's Horacio Zeballos during their third round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France.

No 4 seed Nadal will face compatriot Roberto Bautista Agut in the fourth round after the No 17 seed overwhelmed Czech Jiri Vesely earlier on Friday (Saturday NZ Time).

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