French Open 2016, Day 6 as it happned: Rafael Nadal withdraws, Andy Murray wins in straight sets

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French Open 2016, Day 6 as it happned: Rafael Nadal withdraws, Andy Murray wins in straight sets
  • 00:00 (IST)

    Top seeds Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis move to the 3rd round after defeating Hibino-Hozumi 6-2, 6-0.

  • 23:34 (IST)

    Defending champion Stan Wawrinka reached the last 16 with a 6-4, 6-3, 7-5 win over France's Jeremy Chardy.

    The third seed from Switzerland next goes up against the winner of the tie between Gilles Simon of France and Victor Troicki of Serbia for a place in the quarter-finals.

    It was Wawrinka's 10th straight win at Roland Garros following his run to a second Grand Slam title last year.

  • 23:21 (IST)

    Men's Third Round:

    Milos Raonic (CAN #8) bt Andrej Martin (SVK) 7-6 (7/4), 6-2, 6-3

    Andy Murray (GBR #2) bt Ivo Karlovic (CRO #27) 6-1, 6-4, 7-6 (7/3)

    Albert Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) bt Jack Sock (USA #23) 6-7 (2/7), 6-4, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4

    Kei Nishikori (JPN #5) bt Fernando Verdasco (ESP) 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 2-6, 6-4

    Richard Gasquet (FRA #9) bt Nick Kyrgios (AUS #17) 6-2, 7-6 (9/7), 6-25

    Women's Third Round:

    Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP #4) bt Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) 6-3, 6-0

    Simona Halep (ROM #6) bt Naomi Osaka (JPN) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3

    Irina-Camilia Begu (ROM) bt Annika Beck (GER) 6-4, 2-6, 6-1

    Shelby Rogers (USA) bt Petra Kvitova (CZE #10) 6-0, 6-7 (3/7), 6-0

    Samantha Stosur (AUS #21) bt Lucie Safarova (CZE #11) 6-3, 6-7 (0/7), 7-5

    Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS #13) bt Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS #24) 6-1, 6-4

    Agnieszka Radwanska (POL #2) bt Barbora Záhlavová Strýcová (CZE #30) 6-2, 6-7 (6/8), 6-2

  • 20:49 (IST)


    Nine-time champion Rafael Nadal withdraws from French Open after suffering a left wrist injury.

  • 19:11 (IST)

    Here's a roundup of all the scores so far:

    Men's Third Round:

    Milos Raonic (CAN #8) bt Andrej Martin (SVK) 7-6 (7/4), 6-2, 6-3

    Andy Murray (GBR #2) bt Ivo Karlovic (CRO #27) 6-1, 6-4, 7-6 (7/3)

    Albert Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) bt Jack Sock (USA #23) 6-7(2), 6-4, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4

    Women's Third Round:

    Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP #4) bt Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) 6-3, 6-0

    Simona Halep (ROM #6) bt Naomi Osaka (JPN) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3

    Irina Begu (ROM) bt Annika Beck (GER) 6-4, 2-6, 6-1

    Shelby Rogers (USA) bt Petra Kvitova (CZE #10) 6-0, 6-7 (3/7), 6-0

    Simona Halep (ROM #6) bt Naomi Osaka (JPN) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3

    Samantha Stosur (AUS #21) bt Lucie Safarova (CZE #11) 6-3, 6-7 (0/7), 7-5

  • 19:04 (IST)

  • 19:04 (IST)

    Uh-oh! Kyrgios is trailing 1-4 and rubbing his shoulder between points. 

  • 18:56 (IST)

    Albert Ramos-Vinolas upsets #23 Jack Sock 6-7(2), 6-4, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4. He extends his career-best Major run & faces Milos Raonic in the next round. 

  • 18:53 (IST)

    Andy Murray notches his 1st straight-sets win of this year's French Open. 

    The Scot defeats Ivo Karlovic 6-1, 6-4, 7-6(3). Has won 32 of last 35 matches on clay.

  • 18:47 (IST)

    No. 108 Shelby Rogers shocks 10th seed Petra Kvitova 6-0, 6-7(3), 6-0 to reach the round of 16.

  • 18:38 (IST)

    On Court 2, Shelby Rogers has a commanding lead in the third set over 10th seed Petra Kvitova! 6-0, 6-7, 4-0. 

  • 18:28 (IST)

    Last year's runner-up Lucie Safarova goes out in the third round.

    Australian Sam Stousr wins 6-3, 6-7(0), 7-5. Stosur improves her record against the Czech to 4-11.

  • 18:07 (IST)

    Stosur was 3-0 up in the final set. But Safarova has now closed that gap to 4-all. 

    Meanwhile, Andy Murray is cruising on Suzanne-Lenglen against Ivo Karlovic. 6-1, 6-4, 1-2. 

  • 17:39 (IST)

    A brilliant battle building between two former finalists! Lucie Safarova and Samantha Stosur are at a set apiece. 

  • 17:27 (IST)

    8th seed Milos Raonic is first male player through to Round of 16 with a 7-6(4), 6-2, 6-3 win over Andrej Martin.

  • 17:27 (IST)

    Huge upset brewing!

  • 16:48 (IST)

    In the men's doubles, both Rohan Bopanna and Leander Paes coasted into the third round with their respective partners.

    #6 Bopanna/Mergea def. Barrere/Halys 6-3, 6-4

    #16 Paes/Matkowski def. Mayer/Knowle 6-4, 6-3

  • 16:30 (IST)

    #6 Simona Halep fights back to beat 18-year-old Naomi Osaka 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 to enter R16.

    She survives for another day!  

  • 16:03 (IST)

    Simona Halep is pissed! Into the decider at 4-6, 6-2, 1-1.

  • 15:49 (IST)

    4th seed Garbine Muguruza first player into Round of 16 with 6-3, 6-0 win over Yanina Wickmayer.

  • 15:23 (IST)

  • 15:19 (IST)

    Upset Alert:

    18-year-old Osaka takes the opening set 6-4 off 6th seed Halep.

  • 15:16 (IST)

  • 14:58 (IST)

    If you missed any of the matches yesterday, check out our highlights package for the best tidbits from Day 5. Quotes, scores, stats - all in one place. 

  • 14:55 (IST)

    French Open 2016 day 5 highlights: Djokovic's vegetarianism, Ivanovic's wedding, Nadal's record - Firstpost}

    The fifth day of French Open 2016 saw red clay's favorite son Rafael Nadal record his 200th Grand Slam win while the not-so-favoured son Novak Djokovic won his 50th match at Roland Garros.

  • 14:48 (IST)

    Right! Matches are under way!

    We first look at the #4 and #6 seeds from the women's draw in action on Court Philippe-Chatrier and Suzzane-Lenglen respectively. 

  • 14:46 (IST)

    We have some cracker of matches lined up for today!

    Nick Kyrgios vs Richard Gasquet is my pick of all the third rounds on Day 6. Get tubs of popcorn. 

  • 14:28 (IST)

    Hello and welcome to Day 6 of the French Open! Follow our live blog for regular updates and scores from around the grounds at Roland Garros.

Preview: Andy Murray will be hoping he can see off giant Ivo Karlovic in straight sets as the French Open third round gets underway at Roland Garros on Friday having battled hard to get through his first two rounds.

The second-seed, seeking a first tournament win in Paris to go with his 2012 US Open and 2013 Wimbledon wins, has spent on court a total of 7 hours 15 minutes spread over two five-setters against Czech veteran Radek Stepanek and French wildcard Mathias Bourgue.

"I need to go and rest, it's been a tough few days. To go far in the tournament you can't play too many matches like this," Murray said after his win over Bourgue.

It might not be that easy against Karlovic, the tallest player on the tour, known for playing marathon sets that very often go to tie-breakers.

His second round was a good example, with him winning it 12-10 in the fifth set after 4 hours and 31 minutes of play.

At 37 he is the oldest player to reach the third round in Paris since Jimmy Connors in 1991.

Andy Murray in action at French Open. Getty Images

Andy Murray in action at French Open. Getty Images

Defending champion Stan Wawrinka has also been in the wars, needing five tough sets to defeat Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic in a first round escape.

The third seed will take on Frenchman Jeremy Chardy on the last match of the day scheduled for the Philippe Chatrier Centre Court.

The curtain-raiser for that will be what should be a huge crowd-pleaser opposing another Frenchman, Richard Gasquet, and colourful Australian youngster Nick Kyrgios.

Kyrgios saved nine match points against Gasquet at the Wimbledon in a 2014 second-round clash, before the Frenchman avenged that loss a year later in a controversal last-16 match.

The Australian faced accusations of 'tanking' a game in the latter of those Wimbledon clashes, though Gasquet has no problem with him

"He's the best newcomer coming now, so it will be an incredible match for me," said the Frenchman, who defeated fellow former Roland Garros boys champion Bjorn Fratangelo of the United States on Wednesday to reach the last 32.

Canadian eighth seed Milos Raonic and Japanese fifth seed Kei Nishikori will also be in action, taking on respectively Andrej Martin of Slovakia and veteran Spaniard Fernando Verdasco.

In the women's tournament, Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland takes on 30th seed Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic, while fourth seeded Spaniard Garbine Muguruza plays big-hitting Belgian Yanina Wickmayer.

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova goes up against American Shelby Rogers who will be seeking to reach the last 16 of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time.

Here's the Order of Play for Day 6:

Court Philippe Chatrier

Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) v Garbine Muguruza (ESP x4)

Samantha Stosur (AUS x21) v Lucie Safarova (CZE x11)

Nick Kyrgios (AUS x17) v Richard Gasquet (FRA x9)

Jeremy Chardy (FRA x30) v Stan Wawrinka (SUI x3)

Court Suzanne Lenglen

Simona Halep (ROM x6) v Naomi Osaka (JPN)

Ivo Karlovic (CRO x27) v Andy Murray (GBR x2)

Barbora Strycova (CZE x30) v Agnieszka Radwanska (POL x2)

Gilles Simon (FRA x16) v Viktor Troicki (SRB x22)

Court 1

Milos Raonic (CAN x8) v Andrej Martin (SVK)

Kei Nishikori (JPN x5) v Fernando Verdasco (ESP)

Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) v Sloane Stephens (USA x19)

(With inputs from AFP)

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Updated Date: May 28, 2016 00:01:22 IST

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