Stat of the Day: 13. The number of five-set matches Gael Monfils has played at the French Open since his first appearance at Roland Garros 10 years ago. Six of Monfils’ last 11 matches at the clay-court Grand Slam went to five sets.
Quote of the day: ”I wouldn’t say she’s Rafa-like. That may be a bit of overstatement.” – Samantha Stosur, after her straight-set loss to defending champion Maria Sharapova.
On court Saturday: No. 1 Novak Djokovic vs. Thanasi Kokkinakis; No. 1 Serena Williams vs. No. 27 Victoria Azarenka; No. 3 Andy Murray vs. No. 29 Nick Kyrgios; No. 4 Petra Kvitova vs. No. 30 Irina-Camelia Begu; No. 6 Rafael Nadal vs. Andrey Kuznetsov; No. 7 David Ferrer vs. Simone Bolelli; No. 9 Marin Cilic vs. No. 23 Leonardo Mayer; No. 10 Andrea Petkovic vs. No. 17 Sara Errani; No. 17 David Goffin vs. Jeremy Chardy; No. 15 Kevin Anderson vs. No. 20 Richard Gasquet;
Saturday’s forecast: Partly cloudy. High of 68 (20 Celsius).