Roland Garros II - Men's Doubles
GRAND SLAM - Monday (Day Nine) - Paris, France - Clay (Red)
- Thirteenth seeds Rob Bowenburg and Jarkko Maxum are into the quarter finals of a Grand Slam event for the very first time after a straight sets win over Björn Donaldson and Brett Read. It has been a hell of a fortnight for Brett Read, but his mind was clearly on tomorrow's singles quarter final as he looked stiff and disinterested at times. Donaldson, in fairness, wasn't particularly good either as the duo were perhaps flattered by the 3-6, 4-6 scoreline. Bowenburg and Maxum did not face down a break point all match while taking advantage of three chances from an amazing fifteen attempts as Donaldson and Read had to claw to stay in the match. It wasn't enough in the end as the thirteenth seeds dominated the match from start to finish to advance in straight sets.
- They now meet sixth seeds Andrej Konc and Evgeny Maximov after the Belarusian-Slovakian duo beat Henry Charles and Spas Delev. A successful fortnight for Delev came to an end in a tough content against the sixth seeds as Konc and Maximov came from a break down twice in the first set to take it 7-5. The second set was not as close for the unseeded duo as Konc and Maximov stamped their authority on the match - the giant Belarusian Maximov putting on a serving clinic to complete a 7-5, 6-3 win.
- In the first quarter final, defending champions Hugh James and Ralph Robinson, fresh off a 7-5, 7-5 win over Lee Inmin and Qingdong Tsai, meet unseeded European pairing Carlo Amato and Patrick Pascaul who continued their amazing run with a 6-3, 6-1 thrashing of Ion Andueza and Sanchez Emelio.
- Seeded players out: Ion Andueza & Sanchez Emelio; Lee Inmin & Qingdong Tsai.
 Hugh James/Ralph Robinson (USA) vs. Carlo Amato/Patrick Pascaul (ITA/FRA)
 Mikel Fosdike/Christian Mary (FRA) vs. Ivars Emsis/Alexey Yarkin (LAT/RUS)
 Andrej Konc/Evgeny Maximov (SVK/BLR) vs.  Rob Bowenburg/Jarkko Maxum (FRC/CDR)
 Mark Harmel/Yves Parmentier (BEL) vs.  Heath Davis/Jojo Mustard (FRC)