Murray Downs Del Potro in blockbuster match

French Open: Murray ousts Del Potro

It is only the third major of his career.

I was starting to get a better read on the returns, and I wanted to come out and make it really tough for him beginning of that second set-because he had had opportunities to close it out.

"I'm happy with how the match was today".

After five sets played over three hours, however, Anderson won out, making it to the fourth round to go head to head against Marin Cilic in the final 16.

Andy Murray had what appeared to be a hard third round encounter with Juan Martin del Potro but the Scotsman delivered on the big stage.

Murray did enough to keep his nose in front throughout, while the Argentine was unable to reprise the heroics that saw the pair produce such magic in last year's Rio Olympics gold medal match.

World number one Andy Murray.

Crestfallen, the 2009 US Open champion rested his hands and head on the net for nearly the entire duration of the changeover before handing Murray the break in the opening game of the second set.

"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".

After the almost 3-hour tussle in a rematch of the 2016 Rio Olympics final he won, Murray declared the last two sets "definitely" the best he's played on clay this season. He has not had a great season so far, though, particularly on the clay-court circuit leading up to the French Open, but he now has reached the fourth round for the eighth time in 10 appearances in Paris. "I had struggled the last six or seven weeks coming in".

Anderson backed up his second-round upset of 18th-seeded Nick Kyrgios with a 6-7 (8), 7-6 (4), 5-7, 6-1, 6-4 conquest of Kyle Edmund.

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Spanish veteran Fernando Verdasco continued his impressive run through the field taking down another seed.

On the women's side, champion Venus Williams will take on Timea Bascinszky as Kristina Mladenovic plays against defending champion Garbine Muguruza. "I will try to prepare and to do my best". "The crowd support is like a bonus, an extra energy".

In the women's singles action, third seed Simona Halep beat Daria Kasatkina 6-0, 7-5 and set up a last 16 clash with Carla Suarez Navarro.

"Well, now, it's pretty OK", Halep said about her ankle. "So that's why he kept forcing me to move", recognised the 29th seed.

The rain delay suited Kei Nishikori as he recovered to beat Hyeon Chung 7-5, 6-4, 6-7 (4), 0-6, 6-4 when their third round match resumed at the French Open.

The world number one secured his place in the fourth round with a straight-sets win over Juan Martin del Potro, but it is rallies of a different kind that are holding Murray's attention off court.

The third-seeded Wawrinka, the French Open champion in 2015, will face 15th-seeded Gael Monfils.

On the clay courts of Paris continues the Open championship of France on tennis. Saturday, June 3, 2017.

Play has been suspended for the day at the French Open because of rain.

The 11th-seeded Wozniacki won 6-2, 2-6, 6-3.

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