Roger Federer made his 36th consecutive Grand Slam quarterfinal by rallying to defeat Gilles Simon 6-1, 4-6, 2-6, 6-2, 6-3 on Sunday at the French Open. Federer hasn’t lost before that round in a major since Gustavo Kuerten beat him in the third round at Roland Garros in 2004.
Also Sunday, 31-year-old Tommy Robredo came back from two sets to love down for the third straight match to upset Nicolas Almagro 6-7 (5), 3-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 to make his fifth French Open quarterfinal.
While everyone else seems to love playing as many sets of tennis as they possibly can, Serena Williams continued her devastating efficiency. She crushed Roberta Vinci 6-1, 6-3 to advance to the quarterfinals.
Here are some of the best photos from Day 8 at the French Open.
Serena Williams: Serena has made the first four rounds in Paris look incredibly easy, losing no more than four games in a match. (Side note: It blows my mind she can play with those nails.) (Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images)
Roger Federer: The last time Federer lost before the quarterfinals of a major, Shrek 2 was No. 1 at the box office. And his hair was longer. (Christophe Ena/AP)
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga: The No. 1 Frenchman hasn’t lost a set going into his quarterfinal match against Federer. He defeated Viktor Troicki 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 in the fourth round. Last year, Tsonga came within a point of defeating Novak Djokovic in the quarters, failing to convert on four match points. Is he ready to pull off an upset this year? Federer and Tsonga will face off on Tuesday. (Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images)
Tommy Robredo: Do they have Wheaties boxes in Spain? Robredo deserves a spot on one after becoming the first man since 1927 to win three consecutive Grand Slam matches from two sets down. He’ll play David Ferrer in the quarterfinals. (Michel Spingler/AP)
Leonardo DiCaprio and Lukas Haas: “Dude? Rude.” (Christophe Ena/AP)
Svetlana Kuznetsova: “Pain doesn’t kill me. I kill the pain,” reads the Russian’s tattoo. She upset No. 8 Angelique Kerber 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 to earn a shot at Serena in the quarterfinals. (Patrick Kovarik/AFP/Getty Images)
Forest Whitaker: The Last King of Scotland in the house. (Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images)
David Ferrer: With a 6-3, 6-1, 6-1 win over Kevin Anderson, Ferrer is into the quarterfinals without dropping a set. (Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty Images)
Roberta Vinci: No match for Serena in singles, but still the heavy favorite with partner Sara Errani to defend their doubles title. (Christophe Ena/AP)
Sara Errani and Carla Suarez Navarro: Cat. Mouse. Run! (Miguel Medina/AFP/Getty Images)