Federer, Roddick, Kuznetsova reach French Open fourth round
PARIS: World number one Roger Federer, Andy Roddick and Svetlana Kuznetsova reached fourth round in the French Open Tennis tournament here on Saturday.
In the third round of the tournament, Roger Federer needed four sets to reach the last 16 as he came through against home favourite Paul-Henri Mathieu 4-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-4.
Andy Roddick and German veteran Tommy Haas also made it through, both against French opponents, while top South American hope Juan Martin del Potro scored a comfortable 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 win over Igor Andreev of Russia.
Germany''s Philipp Kohlschreiber shocked Novak Djokovic beating him 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 to stage an upset in the tournament.
Kohlschreiber will play Tommy Robredo for a place in the quarter-finals after the Spaniard''s 4-6, 7-5, 6-1, 6-0 over Maximo Gonzalez of Argentina
In women’s event, seventh seed Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia beat Melinda Czink of Hungary 6-1, 6-3 while Samantha Stosur of Austria made a great upset by defeating Elena Dementieva of Russia 6-3, 4-6, 6-1.