The French Open quarterfinals on Tuesday featured a pair of men's matches going the full five sets. Despite winning his first set 6-1, top-seeded Novak Djokovic had his back to the wall after losing the next two sets of his match with No. 5 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, 7-5, 7-5. Tsonga pushed Djokovic to a tiebreaker in the fourth set before losing the set 7-6 (8-6). Djokovic then dominated the final set, 6-1, to win the match.
The other men's match featured a similar situation, as No. 3 seed Roger Federer lost his first two sets to No. 9 Juan Martin del Potro, 3-6, 6-7 (4-7). After losing the tiebreaker, Federer came alive in the final three sets, sweeping del Potro 6-2, 6-0, 6-3 to secure his spot in the semifinals. Federer and Djokovic will meet in one semifinal on Friday.
In other French Open action, Maria Kirilenko, girlfriend of Washington Capitals forward Alexander Ovechkin, won her quarterfinal doubles match with partner Nadia Petrova defeating the tandem of Vania King and Yaroslava Shvedova, 6-3, 6-4.
In women's singles action, No. 6 Samantha Stosur won her quarterfinal match in straight sets over No. 15 Dominika Cibulkova, 6-4, 6-1. In the other quarterfinal match scheduled for Tuesday, No. 21 Sara Errani upended No. 10 Angelique Kerber in straight sets, 6-3, 7-6 (7-2). Stosur and Errani will meet in the semifinals on Thursday.