French Open 2011 Quarterfinals: Roger Federer, Andy Murray in Action in Day 10

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French Open 2011 Quarterfinals: Roger Federer, Andy Murray in Action in Day 10
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Day 10 offered the first half of the quarterfinal matches of the 2011 French Open with one player already advanced into the semifinals. 

With the retirement of Fabio Fognini, who defeated Spaniard Albert Montanes in a five set marathon on Saturday, Serb Novak Djokovic found himself in the semifinals without firing a shot. There, the Serb will face the winner of the Roger Federer vs. Gael Monfils match being played today.

Also on court today are Russian (14) Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova doing battle for a spot in the semifinals against the defending champion Italian (5) Francesca Schiavone on Court Phillippe Chatrier. 

Following that match, Swiss (3) Roger Federer takes center stage in a match against crowd favorite Frenchman (9) Gael Monfils. The Frenchman Monfils endured a five-set slugfest against the No. 7 seed, Spaniard David Ferrer, who lost the match in the final set 8-6. 

On Court Suzanne Lenglen, the conclusion of the match between Brit (4) Andy Murray and Serb (14) Victor Troicki was up first. The two men had each won two sets. Today they played the fifth and final set to determine who moved on to the quarterfinals.

Following that match, former French Open champion Russian (13) Svetlana Kuznetsova  will face off against Frenchwoman (11) Marion Bartoli who has advanced to her first French Open quarterfinal. 

When the dust settles on Day 10, half of the semifinal field will be in place. Certainly, the players must feel the tension meter ratchet up a notch or two. 

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