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

Nikhila Makker May 25, 2016 23:55:43 IST
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French Open 2016, Day 4 as it happened: Andy Murray survives, Stan Wawrinka into last 32

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May 25, 2016 - 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.

May 25, 2016 - 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.

May 25, 2016 - 22:12 (IST)

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

May 25, 2016 - 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

May 25, 2016 - 21:27 (IST)

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

May 25, 2016 - 21:17 (IST)

May 25, 2016 - 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! 

May 25, 2016 - 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!

May 25, 2016 - 20:21 (IST)

Some interesting tidbits about Andy Murray's opponent: 

May 25, 2016 - 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.

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.

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

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.

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