"It's so nice when you have a chance to play with kids that normally only watch you on TV", Nadal said, according to the ATP Tour website.
The 27th-seeded Gasquet was joined in the third round by fellow Frenchman Lucas Pouille, who advanced past Cameron Norrie 6-2, 6-4, 5-7, 7-6 (3) over two days after their match was stopped by darkness Wednesday. Stephens next faces Anett Kontaveit of Estonia, who won 7-6 (8), 7-6 (4) against No. 8-seeded Petra Kvitova.
Daria Kasatkina has often shared her admiration for the Spaniard Rafael Nadal and speaking to reporters after beating Maria Sakkari to reach the French Open fourth round, the Russian played stressed it again. A bracket and full schedule can be found at Roland Garros' official website.
Competing in the third round of the French Open, Maria Sharapova has shared some pictures on her Instagram page in the wake of a tough match against Donna Vekic from Croatia.
She served out the last game to love, breaking into a smile after a winning volley at the net that brought up three match points. She is seeded 28th this year.
Former champion Sharapova reached the fourth round with a dominant 6-2, 6-1 win against Karolina Pliskova.
Her next opponent, Andrea Petkovic of Germany, beat Bethanie Mattek-Sands 6-0, 7-6 (5) to reach the third round.
Unseeded Ukrainian Lesia Tsurenko defeated 19th-seeded Slovak Magdalena Rybarikova 6-2, 6-4.
In other men's singles results, Italian Fabio Fognini battled past 16th-seeded British number one Kyle Edmund 6-3, 4-6, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 in a match lasting three and a half hours.
Cilic won all 14 of his service games, broke Johnson four times and built a 35-14 edge in total winners.
Eighth seed David Goffin won in five tempestuous sets against France's Gael Monfils. Cilic reached the final at Wimbledon previous year and at the Australian Open in January. Their match was suspended for rain late Friday.