French Open at a glance - Day 10

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French Open at a glance on Tuesday, the 10th day of the 2020 championship at Roland Garros:

Headlines

+ Nadal into 13th semi-final in early morning finish

+ Schwartzman downs Thiem in five-hour epic

+ World 131 Podoroska first qualifier to reach semi-finals

+ Teen Swiatek into last-four

Top results

Rafael Nadal (ESP x2) bt Jannik Sinner (ITA) 7-6 (7/4), 6-4, 6-1

Diego Schwartzman (ARG x12) bt Dominic Thiem (AUT x3) 7-6 (7/1), 5-7, 6-7 (6/8), 7-6 (7/5), 6-2

Nadia Podoroska (ARG) bt Elina Svitolina (UKR x3) 6-2, 6-4

Iga Swiatek (POL) bt Martina Trevisan (ITA) 6-3, 6-1

Sidelines

Swiatek overcomes horror show

-- Iga Swiatek is at ease with Court Philippe Chatrier now, unlike in 2019 when she lost to Simona Halep in 54 minutes, winning just one game.

"It was kind of horrible," said the 19-year-old Pole

Collins hits out at 'frivolous' questions

-- America's Danielle Collins was stunned by facing questions from the media over the effect the coronavirus was having on players at the French Open after beating Ons Jabeur to make the quarter-finals.

"I just played a three-set match and I won 6-4 in the third, and I haven't gotten one question from you or the woman from The New York Times asking about the match. I'm just a little bit baffled by that," she said.

Everyone makes mistakes

-- Pablo Carreno Busta says Novak Djokovic should be given the chance to forget his US Open default for hitting a ball which felled a line judge. 

"Sometimes is better to forget. I think Novak is a great player, a great person. Sometimes we cannot control our emotions. It was a mistake," said Carreno Busta who faces Djokovic again on Wednesday for a place in the Roland Garros semi-finals.

Bubble bursting for Murray

-- Britain's Jamie Murray, knocked out of the men's doubles on Tuesday, is looking forward to getting out of the bio-secure bubble. 

"I have spent seven or eight weeks basically in a hotel room looking at four walls, which, you know, is kind of not the most fun."

Who's saying what

"I look forward for our next meeting definitely to learn more because he's the type of guy who is actually sharing a lot of his success already to the public. I think that's why he's such a hero worldwide."

-- Germany's Daniel Altmaier on the lessons he has learned from being part of a mentoring scheme involving world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua

"Dominic is one of the great players. He is my best friend and I have a lot of respect for him."

-- Diego Schwartzman after his win over Dominic Thiem

"I was over the limit today."

-- An exhausted Thiem

"I eat some banana bread."

-- German doubles player Kevin Krawietz on how he celebrates each victory 

"Maybe a good cup of tea will make me smile."

-- Elina Svitolina after her quarter-final loss to qualifier and world 131 Nadia Podoroska

"My dream is to be number one. That will never change."

-- Podoroska

"Thiem is hanging around like a loose tooth." 

-- Former US player Jim Courier on Tennis Channel

"I was still listening to Guns N' Roses Welcome to the Jungle because I want to keep my routines but it's kind of boring to listen every day to the same song. I stayed with Guns N' Roses because I wanted to win."

-- Swiatek on her musical tastes when she enters the court

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