Spain’s players strong in the French Open

Ferrer playing well at the French Open

Spain’s Tommy Robredo today became the first player since 1927 to come back from two sets down in three consecutive Grand Slam matches.

The 31-year-old reached the quarter-finals of the French Open by beating fellow countryman Nicolas Almagro, ranked 23 places higher, 6-7, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4.

Robredo, ranked 34 in the world, needed five sets to overcome Dutchman Igor Sijsling in the second round and the same again to beat Gael Monfils in round three.

Robredo now meets another Spaniard, David Ferrer, in the quarter-finals, after the fourth seed after his win against 23rd seed Kevin Anderson earlier in the day. Ferrer took just an hour and 45 minutes to seal a6-3, 6-1, 6-1 victory over the South African. 

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