French Open 2016, Day 4 as it happened: Andy Murray survives, Stan Wawrinka into last 32

French Open 2016, Day 4 as it happened: Andy Murray survives, Stan Wawrinka into last 32
  • 23:01 (IST)

    #16 Gilles Simon comes from two sets down to win in five for the second time in his career, downing Guido Pella 4-6 1-6 7-5 7-6(4) 6-4.

  • 22:56 (IST)

    #2 Aga Raswanska moves to the third round with a 6-2, 6-4 win.

    It was a much tougher match than what the scoreline suggests. Caroline Garcia battled in the second.

  • 22:12 (IST)

    49th win at French Open for Leander Paes earlier in the day. 

  • 21:56 (IST)

    Men First Round:

    Alexander Zverev (GER) bt Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA) 5-7, 6-2, 7-6 (8/6), 7-5

    Men Second Round:

    Jack Sock (USA #23) bt Dustin Brown (GER) 6-3, 7-6 (7/5), 6-2

    Albert Ramos (ESP) bt Marco Trungelliti (ARG) 6-3, 6-4, 7-5

    Viktor Troicki (SRB #22) bt Dusan Lajovic (SRB) 6-7 (4/7), 6-3, 6-0 - retired

    Jérémy Chardy (FRA #30) bt Adam Pavlásek (CZE) 6-4, 6-2, 6-4

    Stan Wawrinka (SUI #3) bt Taro Daniel (JPN) 7-6 (9/7), 6-3, 6-4

    Kei Nishikori (JPN #5) bt Andrey Kuznetsov (RUS) 6-3, 6-3, 6-3

    Fernando Verdasco (ESP) bt Ivan Dodig (CRO) 6-2, 6-1, 6-3

    Nick Kyrgios (AUS #17) bt Igor Sijsling (NED) 6-3, 6-2, 6-1

    John Isner (USA #15) bt Kyle Edmund (GBR) 6-4, 6-4, 6-4

    Teimuraz Gabashvili (RUS) bt Benoît Paire (FRA #19) 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-2

    Ivo Karlovic (CRO #27) bt Jordan Thompson (AUS) 6-7 (2/7), 6-3, 7-6 (7/3), 6-7 (4/7), 12-10

    Women Second Round:

    Shelby Rogers (USA) bt Elena Vesnina (RUS) 6-4, 6-2

    Petra Kvitova (CZE #10) bt Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE) 6-4, 6-1

    Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS #13) bt Heather Watson (GBR) 6-1, 6-3

    Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS #24) bt Cagla Buyukakcay (TUR) 6-3, 4-6, 6-1

    Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) bt Ekaterina Makarova (RUS x27) 2-6, 6-2, 6-2

    Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP #4) bt Myrtille Georges (FRA) 6-2, 6-0

    Simona Halep (ROM #6) bt Zarina Diyas (KAZ) 7-6 (7/5), 6-2

    Naomi Osaka (JPN) bt Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (CRO) 6-3, 6-3

    Lucie Safarova (CZE #11) bt Viktorija Golubic (SUI) 6-2, 6-2

  • 21:27 (IST)

    Also part of the winner's circle today - another great doubles duo - Serena and Venus Williams!

  • 21:17 (IST)

  • 21:16 (IST)

    Andy Murray wins 2nd straight five-setter, beats #164 Mathias Bourgue 6-2 2-6 4-6 6-2 6-3 in four and a half hours.

    Challenges continue with Ivo Karlovic in the next round! 

  • 20:43 (IST)

    We are into a decider! 

    The Murray-Bourgue match is heating up! It's 1-all in the 5th set & the local boy is riding the crowd support!

  • 20:21 (IST)

    Some interesting tidbits about Andy Murray's opponent: 

  • 20:18 (IST)

    News Update:

    Croatian 37-year-old Ivo Karlovic on Wednesday became the oldest man since Jimmy Connors in 1991 to reach the French Open third round.

    Karlovic, the 27th seed, defeated Australian wildcard Jordan Thompson 6-7 (2/7), 6-3, 7-6 (7/3), 6-7 (4/7), 12-10 in a four and a half hour marathon.

    He unleashed 41 aces and 102 winners and goes on to meet either second seed Andy Murray or French wildcard Mathias Bourgue.

    Connors was 38 years and 280 days old when he fell in the French Open third round in 1991.

    Karlovic is also the oldest man to make the third round of any Slam since Connors, at 39 years and six days, reached the same stage at the 1991 US Open.

  • 19:57 (IST)

    Another five-setter for Andy Murray? 

  • 19:42 (IST)

    Marathon match! # 27 Ivo Karlovic edges out Australian Jordan Thompson 6-7(2), 6-3, 7-6(3), 6-7(4), 12-10 while firing 41 aces. 

    The match lasted over four and a half hours!

  • 19:17 (IST)

    After winning the first set comfortably, Andy Murray went on a crazy 8-game losing streak to #164 Mathias Bourgue, who has never before *played* a top-50 player.

  • 18:39 (IST)

    Update:

    Defending French Open champion Stan Wawrinka reached the third round on Wednesday after labouring to a 7-6 (9/7), 6-3, 6-4 win over Japan's Taro Daniel.

    The third-seeded Swiss fended off two set points against world number 93 Daniel in an opening tie-break, and Wawrinka was also forced to rally from a break down in the third set before wrapping up a straight-sets victory.

    Wawrinka will face 32nd-ranked Frenchman Jeremy Chardy for a place in the last 16.

  • 18:38 (IST)

    #3 seed and defending champion Stan Wawrinka continues his title defense with a 7-6, 6-3, 6-4 win over Taro Daniel.

  • 18:29 (IST)

    Day 4 has seen some quick results! Let's hope the rain stays away for the rest of the French Open! 

  • 18:13 (IST)

    Top seeds Sania Mirza/ Martina Hingis start off on winning note at the French Open as they triumph 7-6, 6-2 to enter 2nd round. 

  • 17:47 (IST)

    Scores update:

    Men Second Round:

    Kei Nishikori (JPN #5) bt Andrey Kuznetsov (RUS) 6-3, 6-3, 6-3

    Fernando Verdasco (ESP) bt Ivan Dodig (CRO) 6-2, 6-1, 6-3

    Women Second Round:

    Shelby Rogers (USA) bt Elena Vesnina (RUS) 6-4, 6-2

    Petra Kvitova (CZE #10) bt Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE) 6-4, 6-1

    Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS #13) bt Heather Watson (GBR) 6-1, 6-3

    Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS #24) bt Cagla Buyukakcay (TUR) 6-3, 4-6, 6-1

    Simona Halep (ROM #6) bt Zarina Diyas (KAZ) 7-6 (7/5), 6-2

    Naomi Osaka (JPN) bt Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (CRO) 6-3, 6-3

  • 17:41 (IST)

    Maiden French Open win for talented 19-year-old Alexander Zverev!

  • 17:31 (IST)

    Great point from Stan Wawrinka during the first set against Taro Daniel. The Swiss leads 7-6(7), 4-2. 

  • 17:22 (IST)

    #4 seed Garbine Muguruza eases into the third round, defeats Myrtille Georges 62, 60

    She plays the winner of Wickmayer-Makarova next.

  • 16:48 (IST)

    French Open 2016: How the Indian players stack up at Roland Garros - Firstpost

    We are barely in two days at the second Grand Slam of the year and the unpredictable French Open has already thrown up some exciting matches with defending champion Stan Wawrinka almost getting knocked out.

    http://www.firstpost.com

  • 16:48 (IST)

    Read our preview of the Indians' chances at Roalnd Garros: http://bit.ly/1OWdsl7 

    The French Open is of added importance because of Rio Olympics later this year. Find out what the Indians need to do to book their qualifying spots. 

  • 16:45 (IST)

    Top women's doubles seeds Sania Mirza and Martina Hinghis have begun their quest for the "Santina" slam on Court 16! They are up against Daria Kasatkina and Alexandra Panova. 

  • 16:38 (IST)

  • 16:37 (IST)

    Japanese 5th seed Kei Nishikori is through to round three with a 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 win over Russian Andrey Kuznetsov.

    Big fan of symmetry. Nishikori's next opponent will be Fernando Verdasco, who also progressed with a straight sets win.

  • 16:18 (IST)

    Watch: Rafael Nadal hits perfect 'tweener' in first round win at French Open - Firstpost

    Rafael Nadal started his quest for a record 10th French Open title with a near-perfect first round. Dropping just three games, the Spaniard steam-rolled past Australian Sam Groth 6-1, 6-1, 6-1 in one hour and 20 minutes.

    http://www.firstpost.com

  • 16:16 (IST)

    Speaking of highlight reels, check out Nadal's amazing tweener from yesterday. Shot of French Open 2016 so far! http://bit.ly/1OW8Z1H 

  • 16:13 (IST)

    American Jack Sock and fan favourite Dustin Brown  (Or Dreddy, as he likes to call himself) have just started their match on Court 14! If there is any match that could go to 5 sets, this is one of them. The highlights reel of this match should be fun! 

  • 16:05 (IST)

    Results coming in thick and fast now! 

    Petra Kvitova scores her 300th career main draw win! The Czech tops Hsieh 6-4, 6-1.

    Former French Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova is through too at the expense of British Heather Watson.

  • 15:56 (IST)

    We have the first win of today! Well done, Naomi Osaka. 

  • 15:38 (IST)

    Zarina Diyas pushed Simona Halep all over the place but Romanian somehow ekes it out in the tie-breaker 7-6(5).

    Meanwhile, Petra Kvitova leads 6-4, 2-0 over Su-Wei Hsiesh, Kei Nishikori is up a set on Andrey Kuznetsov.

  • 15:19 (IST)

    Simona Halep is on fire! Check out this amazing point.

  • 14:59 (IST)

    Here are the matches that are under way now:

    On Court Phillipe-Chatrier, 6th seed Simon Halep takes on Zarina Diyas.

    Petra Kvitova is up against Su-Wei Hsieh on Suzanne-Lenglen.

    Kei Nishikori vs Andrey Kuznetsov and former chamipon Svetlana Kuznetsova vs British hope Heather Watson on Court 1 and Court 2 respectively. 

  • 14:46 (IST)

    Day 4 and the sun is out! Welcome to our live coverage of today's matches at Roland Garros. The French Open moves into the second round and we have some exciting clashes lined up! 

Preview: Second seed Andy Murray and defending champion Stan Wawrinka target places in the French Open third round on Wednesday after both men needed marathon five-setters to get through their openers.

The men's and women's matches also get under way, with top seeds Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis vying for their fourth Grand Slam title together.

Murray needed two days to see off 37-year-old Czech Radek Stepanek, the oldest man in the tournament, after coming back from two sets to love down.

The 29-year-old, a three-time semi-finalist, will hope for a simpler afternoon against 22-year-old Mathias Bourgue, a French wildcard ranked at 164 in the world.

Kei Nishikori of Japan hits a forehand in action at the French Open. Getty

Kei Nishikori of Japan hits a forehand in action at the French Open. Getty

Bourgue is playing at a Grand Slam for the first time and is already guaranteed $67,000 in prize money -- twice as much as he has already earned this year on the lower tours.

Wawrinka also needed five sets to see off Lukas Rosol in his first round.

The third seed on Wednesday tackles Taro Daniel of Japan.

The 23-year-old New York-born Daniel, ranked at 93, won his first match at a Grand Slam in the opening round when Slovakian opponent Martin Klizan retired injured in the final set.

Daniel, who is based in Valencia, had been two sets to love down before Klizan wilted.

Also in action Wednesday is Canadian eighth seed Milos Raonic who takes on France's Adrian Mannarino.

Raonic made the quarter-finals in 2015 while 27-year-old Mannarino has reached the round of 64 for only the second time.

Japan's fifth seed Kei Nishikori, a quarter-finalist last year, faces Andrey Kuznetsov of Russia.

The world number 40 beat Nishikori in their only previous meeting on grass in Eastbourne six years ago when the Japanese quit with injury.

Women's second seed Agnieszka Radwanska, a quarter-finalist in 2013, has a tricky assignment against Frenchwoman Caroline Garcia who won the Strasbourg tite at the weekend on clay.

Radwanska leads their head-to-head 2-1 including a win on clay in Madrid in 2013 but all of the pair's three meetings have gone to three sets.

Women's sixth seed Simona Halep of Romania, the 2014 runner-up, swept past Japan's Nao Hibino for the loss of just two games in the first round.

She faces 22-year-old Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan who has made the round of 64 for a second successive season.

Fourth seed Garbine Muguruza, who almost came to grief in the first round when she needed three sets to see off Anna Karolina Schmiedlova, plays French wildcard Myrtille Georges.

Georges is ranked at 203 in the world and has made just over $12,000 in 2016.


Published Date: May 25, 2016 11:55 pm | Updated Date: May 26, 2016 02:51 am


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