Published: Sat, June 10, 2017
Sports | By Phillip Butler

Murray and Wawrinka sweep into French Open last 16


Thiem reached the quarterfinals for the second straight year after easing past Horacio Zeballos 6-1, 6-3, 6-1.

Mladenovic had never made it past the third round in Paris. "I think it helps maybe".

The other British citizen in the French Open is Kyle Edmund.

The 47th-ranked Ostapenko is the youngest player in the tournament at age 19. When he properly unloads, gasps from the crowd are sure to follow, and it put the Argentinian in control of the first set.

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. If she had won that point, she would have served for the victory.

Nadal won in less than two hours.

"Terrible tragedy in London, also in Manchester only six or seven days ago".

After beating Tomas Berdych in round two, he bounced back well from losing the third set to Isner to win 7-6 (7/1) 6-3 6-7 (5/7) 7-6 (7/3) in a match carried over from Saturday evening.

Isner was the last US man in the draw of 11 who entered the tournament.

Del Potro, playing in Paris for the first time in 5 years after a series of wrist injuries, was quickly a break down in the second set.

The third-round match between a pair of past major champions was much tighter than the straight-set scoreline might indicate. Next for Wawrinka: No. 15 Gael Monfils or No. 24 Richard Gasquet, a pair of Frenchmen whose match was suspended in the first set Saturday because of rain that washed out play in the evening.

In a moment he may well rue, del Potro double-faulted off the tape bouncing his Wilson racket off the side of his head in frustration.

7-5, 6-0 to banish the Scot's memory of his epic five hour, five-set defeat to the Argentinean in the 2016 Davis Cup semifinal. He has all the shots to play, that's why he's the No. 1 in the world'.

The Romanian will next face either No. 5 Elina Svitolina of Ukraine or Croatian qualifier Petra Martic.

His opponent in the last eight will be Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta beat fifth-seeded Milos Raonic of Canada 4-6, 7-6 (2), 6-7 (6), 6-4, 8-6.

Halep, 25, raced through the opening set against 26th seed Kasatkina but needed to save four set points in the second before clinching victory.

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.

"Between two players who are that good those are significant mini-battles within the battle and Andy came out on top".

Murray saved a set point at 4-5 and then another in a memorable 10th game, missing a sitter forehand before finally breaking back.

Second-seeded Czech Karolina Pliskova and No. 3 Simona Halep of Romania headline women's play. Indian fans can look forward to Purav Raja and Divij Sharan's men's doubles third round match.

But Murray will have reason to feel he can be a factor at the end of this tournament after this performance, with the 30-year-old also much calmer on court. The three-time major champion is now 650-181 for his career, a.782 winning percentage.

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