Gallery: The story from day twelve at the 2018 French Open
Here is our pictorial of the final Thursday at the 2018 French Open at Roland Garros.
Defending champion Rafael Nadal in full flow.
Diego Schwartzman didn’t really turn up on Thursday as he went down 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2.
Nadal flying into the semi-finals…
Marin Cilic bowed out of the 2018 French Open on Thursday, going down in four sets to Juan Martin del Potro.
Giving Del Potro plenty of reason to celebrate.
These shoes were made for winning…
Garbine Muguruza had no answers to Simona Halep early on.
The Romanian won the opening set 6-1.
Halep went on to win the match to reach the Roland Garros final for a third time.
Madison Keys had a tough time in the other semi-final against Sloane Stephens.
Stephens waving to her fans after recording to an easy 6-4, 6-4 win over her fellow American.
Exclusive – Ashleigh Barty deserves to be rewarded for her decision to leave home for so long
Barty left home in March and may not return until September due to Australia’s strict Covid-19 restrictions.
Jamie Murray attacks French Open organisers over doubles prize money cut
The 35-year-old Scot is due to play in the men’s doubles tournament with Brazilian partner Bruno Soares.
Mats Wilander predicts Andy Murray is capable of Wimbledon heroics
Wilander sparked a heated debate when he suggested Andy Murray might not be worthy of a wildcard for last year’s French Open,
‘A game changer’ – Nick Bollettieri and Patrick Mouratoglou on the tool that could transform tennis
Serena Williams’ coach Patrick Mouratoglou is the latest star name to become an ambassador for Slinger Bag.
‘We have reached a tipping point’ – Mats Wilander makes a bold prediction ahead of the French Open
Nadal will attempt to win a 14th Roland Garros title and a record-breaking 21st Grand Slam title when the second major of the tennis year ge
Exclusive – Former coach suggests Andy Murray ‘deserves red carpet’ treatment to end his career
The two-time Wimbledon champion has played just ten matches at ATP Tour level since the start of 2020.
Novak Djokovic’s nightmare moment will not be repeated as US Open will not have line umpires
Top seed Djokovic was playing on Arthur Ashe last year when he was disqualified after accidentally hitting a line judge with a ball struck i
US Open will not be using line umpires this year… and Novak Djokovic will doubtless be happy
The technology was utilised at the grand slam tournament in 2020, with the exception of Arthur Ashe Stadium and Louis Armstrong Stadium.
Denis Shapovalov confirms he will not be playing at the French Open
The 22-year-old Canadian, ranked 14, is one of the most exciting young players in tennis and had hit form on the European clay.
Exclusive – Roger Federer and Serena Williams might only have one last chance to win again
Federer will be looking to claim a 21st Grand Slam title when he returns to grass courts a few months before his 40th birthda