Federer with another straight set win in France

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The true victor of the match may well turn out to be Federer, who coasted to a 6-2 6-3 6-3 victory over Leonardo Mayer and is yet to drop a set.

The Swiss third seed won 6-2, 6-3, 6-3 against the unseeded Mayer to become the first man to book his place in the last eight, as he seeks to add to his sole French Open title a decade ago.

"That's the reason I came back from [knee] surgery", three-time Grand Slam champion Wawrinka said after the classic.

Nadal won by the same score as Federer on Sunday, but he was at least given a little bit more of a test by another unseeded Argentine, Juan Ignacio Londero. At 37, he is the oldest man to make the quarter-finals of a Slam since Jimmy Connors at the 1991 US Open. But I am super happy with my performance.

"It's fabulous that I can spend this time in Paris", said the 20-time Grand Slam title victor, who last played the tournament in 2015 when he lost in the quarter-finals to Wawrinka.

Tsitsipas, 20, looked on the brink of victory at 5-5 in the fifth set but could not convert any of the three break points that came his way and 28th seed Wawrinka went on to claim a 7-6 (8-6) 5-7 6-4 3-6 8-6 victory.

That was also the last year Federer played at Roland Garros, before taking the decision to skip clay entirely until returning to the surface this year.

"It's fabulous that I can spend this time in Paris", said Federer who last played the tournament in 2015 when he made the quarter-finals - where he lost to Wawrinka.

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Londero had a break point early in the third set but Nadal stamped out that danger and broke in the very next game to close in on victory.

Nadal is still waiting to find out his opponent after the clash between Kei Nishikori and Benoit Paire was called off for the night with the Japanese player leading by two sets to one.

Stan Wawrinka edged Stefanos Tsitsipas 7-6 (6), 5-7, 6-4, 3-6, 8-6 on Sunday after 5 hours, 9 minutes to reach the quarterfinals at a Grand Slam tournament for the first time in two years.

Romanian third-seed and reigning champion in Paris Simona Halep leads the charge in the other side of the draw, along with Australian Ash Barty - both of whom play their fourth-round ties on Monday.

Federer is chasing a record-extending 21st Grand Slam title.

Stephens was the runner-up at Roland Garros past year, losing to Simona Halep.

Elsewhere, Petra Martic followed up her win over second-seeded Karolina Pliskova by rallying past Kaia Kanepi 5-7, 6-2, 6-4 to reach her first Grand Slam quarterfinal. The 19-year-old Vondrousova beat 12th-seeded Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia 6-2, 6-0 in just 59 minutes.