The fifth day of French Open 2016 saw red clay's favorite son Rafael Nadal record his 200th Grand Slam win while the not-so-favoured son Novak Djokovic won his 50th match at Roland Garros. In the woman's draw, Serena Williams advanced to the third round with ease, beating Teliana Pereira 6-2, 6-1. Here are the highlights from Day 5 . For more, you can follow our live blog here.
- Serena eases into last 32
- Leander Paes-Martina Hingis make winning start, cruise into pre-quaters
Who's saying what
"The Scottish tennis player Andy Murray is ranked second in the world. He is also a walking existential crisis."
Caption in New Yorker magazine on a story profiling the British star
"My youngest sister called me yesterday and I answered the phone and she was just like, Where are you? I'm in Paris. Are you in the French Open? Yeah, I am. Oh. The teacher asked me about it and I wasn't sure."
American 15th seed Madison Keys on the low profile she has within her family
"Unacceptable to lose 10 games in a row."
Eugenie Bouchard on the key part of her 6-4, 6-4 loss to Timea Bacsinszky
"I was a little bit late for this press conference. Why? Before taking a shower, I met this person, and I thought that we would talk four or five minutes, and at the end of the day we talked 20 minutes, and it was with two wrestlers. I didn't know them very well, so we discussed 20 minutes only."
Timea Bacsinszky on her late arrival to meet the press
Something fishy as Djokovic goes vegetarian
- Novak Djokovic confirmed he has become a vegetarian after already having adopted a gluten-free diet.
"It's been almost a year. How do you call that? A pescatarian, a vegan with eating a little bit of fish here and there."
- Former champion Ana Ivanovic, who has been in a long-term relationship with German football star Bastian Schweinsteiger, sidestepped a question over rumours they were about to be married.
Questioner: It is your last tournament as a Miss, I think? Can you tell us something...
Questioner: About the wedding.
Press conference moderator: Next question.
- Alexander Zverev had to take evasive action to avoid two low-flying pigeons as he prepared to hit a forehand against France's Stephane Robert on Court Six. The German teenager pleaded in vain for the point to be replayed.
Not you again?
- Dominic Thiem and Zverev will meet for third time in four weeks on clay when they clash in the round of 32. Thiem previously won three-setters against his close friend in Munich and Nice.
- NBA basketball star Tony Parker was watching the day's action on Court Philippe Chatrier.
31-6 - respective winners hit by Serena Williams and vanquished opponent Teilana Pereira.
42 - unforced errors by Novak Djokovic in his win against Steve Darcis
50 - number of match wins by Djokovic at Roland Garros.
200 - Grand Slam wins by Rafael Nadal, just the eighth man to reach the landmark.
1963 - the year the last time a Tunisian man reached the third round at Roland Garros. That stretch will continue after Malek Jaziri lost in the second round to Tomas Berdych.
With inputs from AFP
Published Date: May 27, 2016 12:47 pm | Updated Date: May 27, 2016 12:47 pm