Murray and Wawrinka sweep into French Open last 16

Solenn Plantier
Juin 5, 2017

What's the big deal?

Murray was not, and he smiled mischievously as he described del Potros “very manly grunt.”. What do you want me to say?

"What's relevant is what happens during the points". Only six third round ties could be completed on Sunday after rain caused an early cancellation.

Away from Halep and Svitolina, second seed Karolina Pliskova will be favoured against Paraguay's Veronica Cepede Royg. Three things to watch out for on day nine of the French Open today.

Fourth round: No. 2 Novak Djokovic beat No. 19 Albert Ramos-Vinolas, No. 4 Rafael Nadal beat No. 17 Roberto Bautista Agut, No. 6 Dominic Thiem beat Horacio Zeballos, No. 20 Pablo Carreno Busta beat No. 5 Milos Raonic. Whoever had won that first set had big momentum. That set was gone and, soon enough, his first appearance since 2012 at Roland Garros would be over entirely with a 7-6 (8), 7-5, 6-0 loss to Murray in the third round. "She obviously loves the clay".

"I have asked not to play at 11:00". Maybe I didn't start the best, but I made some changes in the match tactically. She just keeps her head down. Romania's Simona Halep returns the ball to Germany's Tatjana Maria during their second round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Thursday, June 1, 2017 in Paris. But on his fourth break point, Murray used a brilliant drop shot-lob combination to create the crucial break.

Meanwhile, Murray moves on to the second week to face 21-year-old Karen Khachanov (who beat John Isner to reach his first career Gran Slam fourth round).

Stan Wawrinka, the 2015 champion, was a 7-6 (2), 6-0, 6-2 victor against 28th-seeded Fabio Fognini. “I couldnt believe I lost that set.”.

He added: "I felt [I was] playing so good for the two hours and a half, and I was enjoying the match".

Korea's Hyeon Chung gestures after missing a shot against Japan's Kei Nishikori during their third round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France. "He had chances in the first set, he double-faulted on set point".

The 28th-seeded Fognini, who comes with a reputation for having a fiery temper, briefly grumbled at the chair umpire moments later.

- The epic battle lasting a shade under four hours saw Anderson serve up 24 aces and hit 65 winners on his way to victory.

I think that the relationship is not very good. Both those two sets could have gone either way.

Andy Murray fought off four set points in the opener grinding through the unsafe Juan Martin del Potro, 7-6 (8), 7-5, 6-0, to reach the Roland Garros fourth round.

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 match was a rematch of last summer's Rio Olympic gold-medal match.

Murray eventually took it 10-8 after one hour and 25 minutes, with Del Potro then spending much of the changeover slumped over the net.

In the women's event, France has three women in the last 16 for the first time in 23 years.

Del Potro ended a dizzying 16-minute tiebreak narrowly missing the line with a forehand drive.

- Alize Cornet on her preference for a lie in despite thrashing Agnieszka Radwanska first up on Court Philippe Chatrier.

Simona Halep, the 2014 runner-up, said the torn ligament in her right ankle is no longer an issue and proved that by defeating 26th-seeded Daria Kasatkina of Russian Federation 6-0, 7-5.

- Caroline Wozniacki's court coverage trumps her off-court approach. "I like it a lot, but it's tough to talk".

Halep showed no signs of the ankle injury that threatened to rule her out of the tournament.

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