Andy Murray Beats Juan Martin Del Potro In French Open

Top seed Andy Murray eased into the last 16 of the French Open after beating a flagging Juan Martin del Potro 7-6 (10-8), 7-5, 6-0 at Roland Garros.

Also on court and due to finish are American John Isner and Russian Karen Khachanov, with the latter leading one set to love - and French pair Richard Gasquet and Gael Monfils, who are on serve deep in the opening set.

But Svitolina, who needed treatment on her back at the start of the third set, broke and soon won on her second match point, when Martic hit a backhand into the net.

Andy Murray celebrates victory after his men's singles third round match against Juan Martin Del Potro during day seven of the French Open at Roland Garros.

The unseeded Cornet was a surprisingly easy victor over No. 9 Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland, 6-2, 6-1, while No. 28 Garcia edged Hsieh Su-wei of Taiwan 6-4, 4-6, 9-7.

Khachanov, born in Moscow but based in Barcelona, is through to the last 16 at a slam for the first time.

"It was a good one for me to get through and each set I played better, I started to figure things out again during the match".

"I have a lot of respect for her game. I have been playing great, great points during the whole first set", said Del Potro.

Garcia, seeded 28, made the 4th round of a Slam for the first time with a 6-4, 4-6, 9-7 win over Taiwan's world number 109 Hsieh Su-Wei.

Defending champion Garbine Muguruza and French favorite Kristina Mladenovic are heading to a third set at Court Suzanne Lenglen with a Roland Garros quarterfinal spot at stake.

"My service was not hurting him as much any more later into the match". The world No 53 climbed 99 places in the rankings previous year and is set to break into the top 40 for the first time at the end of this tournament. Murray, who lost in the last year's final to Novak Djokovic, won 7-6 (10/8), 7-5, 6-0 to reach the pre-quarter-finals. "He had chances in the first set, he double-faulted on set point".

On the clay courts of Paris continues the Open championship of France on tennis. When Murray cajoled an error out of him to take the tiebreak 10-8, his opponent stood and then slumped over the net post for almost a minute, motionless.

Also on Day 7, 2014 U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic beat Feliciano Lopez 6-1, 6-3, 6-3, and next meets big-serving Kevin Anderson, who edged Kyle Edmund 6-7 (6), 7-6 (4), 5-7, 6-1, 6-4.

Ninth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland is out of the French Open after losing to Frenchwoman Alize Cornet 6-2, 6-1 in the third round.

It was hard to know whether it was cause or effect, but Murray was broadly more calm than he has been for months, and spared his support box some of his more splenetic behaviour.

Former champion Stan Wawrinka and top-ranked Andy Murray were to play later Monday. Cornet admits that her relationship with Garcia has virtually broken down.

  • Stacy Allen