For the men's quarterfinals, it'll be--
- No. 1 Novak Djokovic vs. No. 5 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
- No. 2 Rafael Nadal vs. No. 12 Nicolas Almagro
- No. 3 Roger Federer vs. No. 9 Juan Martin del Potro
- No. 4 Andy Murray vs. No. 6 David Ferrer
Players 1 to 4, however, are in a class by themselves. If Djokovic, Nadal, Federer and Murray reach the semifinals it'll be the second year in a row they do so at Roland Garros and it'll be the third consecutive Grand Slam semifinals for the undisputed Top 4 players in the world. Overall, it'll be the fifth time they all reach the semifinals of a Grand Slam event SIMULTANEOUSLY, which is quite an achievement.
The women's side is a different story.
For the women's quarterfinals, it'll be--
- No. 2 Maria Sharapova vs. No. 23 Kaia Kanepi
- No. 4 Petra Kvitova vs. Yaroslava Shvedova (Q)
- No. 6 Samantha Stosur vs. No. 15 Dominika Cibulkova
- No. 10 Angelique Kerber vs. No. 21 Sara Errani
But as is usually the case, all eyes are on World No. 2 Maria Sharapova as she looks to complete the career Grand Slam with a win at Roland Garros. She has twice (2007, 2011) reached the semifinals but never beyond that. If, however, she reaches her first French final, she will mathematically take over the World No. 1 ranking from Azarenka, win or lose. So there's a lot at stake for Sharapova-- her first French Open title, the career Grand Slam and the World No. 1 ranking are all only 3 match wins away....
....ONLY 3 MATCH WINS FROM HISTORY!