"Theoretically the umpires are here to analyse the match and they are not here to use the stopwatch, otherwise we should have a stopwatch on the court", added Nadal, warming to his theme. He was still struggling with the effects of an elbow injury that halted his U.S. hard-court spring causing him to withdraw from his more favoured Miami. The world number four won the title in Monte Carlo, Barcelona and Madrid but lost to Dominic Thiem in the quarter-finals of the Rome Masters.
Play was suspended on Tuesday just before 1530 local time (1330 GMT) during the first two women's quarter-finals at Roland Garros.
I have obviously played him previous year semis here, played a really good match, played an incredible match against him in Rome. In the victory, Djokovic won 72 percent of his first serve points and 47 percent of his second serve points.
In remaining women's third-round matches, second-seeded Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic brushed aside Germany's Carina Witthoeft 7-5, 6-1; No. 5 Elina Svitolina of Ukraine won 6-4, 7-5 against Magda Linette, and Croatian qualifier Petra Martic upset 17th-seeded Anastasija Sevastova 6-1 6-1. Some other things are that Andy Murray may have looked shaky in the first few rounds, but he proved he has some great tennis in him with his win over del Potro, I'm really interested to see how far he can go. "That is the only important thing for me", said Nadal, whose last grand slam success was the 2014 French Open. It was hard conditions.
He started very solid, not making errors, and just spinning the ball well, getting a lot of balls back. "Yeah, come a long way the last ten days or so".
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So is beating him this fortnight mission impossible? "I am not playing close to my best and everyone knows that". He plays well on the clay, obviously.
Nishikori paid a similar tribute - even if his memory was a touch shady about last year's US Open quarter-final.
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Added Wozniacki: "I think they are, here and (in) the United Kingdom, trying to do everything they can to keep the security at the highest level, and I think here they are doing a good job. Maybe I'm a little exhausted, but I have one day off". "That's very bad news for everybody".
Courtside microphones picked up the nine-time champion saying, "You can keep giving me those warnings but you are not going to be in the chair for me again".