French Open day seven

Caroline Wozniacki loses to Kaia Kanepi in the third round after wins for Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray and Maria Sharapova.

3 June 2012 Last updated at 10:45

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As it happened

  1. 2021: 

    Hang on a minute, they've been told to carry on on Court Seven, much to Goerges' chagrin, the German wants out. She'll get her wish if Rus wins the next couple of games this evening - night, sweet dreams...

  2. 2019: 

    Righto, I'm off, back tomorrow when we've got Djokovic, Azarenka, Federer among the big names in action. Indeed, I believe Rus v Goerges has been cut short by the coming of the night...

  3. 2017: 

    ... Wozniacki goes long with a forehand, Kanepi chucks her racquet in disgust and that was the sporting equivalent of root canal surgery - Kanepi of Estonia beats former number one Wozniacki 6-1 6-7 6-3. Over on Court Seven, Rus of the Netherlands is 4-1 up in the third against Goerges of Germany, but bad light might put paid to that one...

  4. 2014: 

    ... two more match points for Kanepi as Wozniacki goes long with a forehand...

  5. 2012: 

    Kanepi with a drive-forehand to set up a match-point, and with the other matches stopping elsewhere on Roland Garros, the Estonian might need to win this... Wozniacki saves it before Kanepi sprays a forehand long and slams her racquet into the clay. Wozniacki holds, if Kanepi doesn't hold here they might have to come back tomorrow with the score 5-4 in the third on Wozniacki's serve...

  6. 2008: 

    Getting murky now at Roland Garros, not sure how much light we've got left. It's all prods and pokes and 'moon' balls on Suzanne Lenglen, like a couple of beginners afraid to put their racquet through the ball for fear of making a mistake. Another backhand missed by Wozniacki, Kanepi clinging on in the Dane's service game...

  7. 2000: 

    Kanepi tugs a forehand wide before pushing a backhand into the tramlines... better from Kanepi, a wrong-footing backhand to save the game, but she follows up with two more unforced errors and Wozniacki breaks back...

  8. 1958: 

    Kanepi with match point... double-fault...

  9. 1957: 

    Turning our attention to Sunday, Novak Djokovic, Victoria Azarenka and Roger Federer are among the big names back in action. BBC Radio 5 live sports extra will be on air from 13:00 BST with coverage of Federer against David Goffin. We've got live text commentary right here on the BBC Sport website from around 10:30 BST.

  10. 1956: 

    Kanepi has broken Wozniacki again, she's serving for the match at 5-1. Remember, she was 5-2 up in the second, so, all you Estonians, don't get too excited...

  11. 1952: 

    Twenty-fifth seed Julia Goerges levels her match against Arantxa Rus, they're into a decider on Court Seven. Kanepi is managing to hold things together against Wozniacki, she's now 4-1 up after that early break. Granollers completes a five-set win against home favourite Paul-Henri Mathieu, hosing the Frenchman off the court 6-1 in the final set. What a week for Mathieu, he's been on court about 12 hours in his three games and he's only just returned from a lengthy injury.

  12. 1946: 

    Kanepi has broken to make it 3-1 in the decider, Granollers ramping up the volume and cranking up the pressure on Court One, he's serving for the match against Mathieu, 5-1 up in the fifth...

  13. 1943: 

    Juan Monaco of Argentina, the 13th seed, has beaten Milos Raonic of Canada, the 19th seed, 6-7 6-3 6-7 6-3 6-4. Monaco will next play his good pal Nadal in the fourth round. Kanepi has two break points to make it 3-1 in the decider against Wozniacki... blows the first, break points and breaks are pretty much meaningless in that game...

  14. 1932: 

    Goerges has bounced back from defeat in the first-set tie-break to move into a 4-0 lead in the second. Monaco serving for the match against Raonic, Granollers a break up against Mathieu in the fifth on Court One...

  15. 1923: 

    Mathieu, having played the second-longest match in Roland Garros history against John Isner in the second round, is at it again against Marcel Granollers: 6-4 6-4 1-6 4-6 1-1. Monaco homing in on the fourth round, he's 4-3 up against Raonic with a break of serve.

  16. 1919: 

    Wozniacki knows if she keeps the ball alive then Kanepi will make mistakes, and that's exactly what's happened in this second-set tie-break. Kanepi with a threaded backhand winner to make it 5-2 before piling into a scorching forehand winner. But Wozniacki's won it, back from the dead at 6-1 5-2...

  17. 1914: 

    Mathieu took that fourth set against Granollers, it's into a fifth set on Court One. Over on Court Seven Rus is about to win the first set on a tie-breaker against 25th seed Goerges. Monaco up a break against Raonic in their fifth-set decider, Rus managed to win that first set.

  18. 1911: 

    Deary me, no-one wants to win this one - Kanepi had chances at the net but ends up ballooning a drive, backhand volley wide of the tramlines. Forehand winner from Wozniacki creates two break points and she only needs one of them, we've got ourselves a breaker.

  19. 1907: 

    Second seed Rafa Nadal has completed a straight sets victory over Eduardo Schwank of Argentina, 6-1 6-3 6-4, the Spaniard will play either Juan Monaco or Milos Raonic in the fourth round. Mathieu serving for the fourth against Granollers...

  20. 1905: 

    Nadal serving for the match on Philippe Chatrier, should be a straightforward win for the six-time champion who has only tasted defeat once at Roland Garros. Having been on her knees and choking, Kanepi has loosened the grip and is punching back - Wozniacki was 40-0 up in that game before collapsing and handing Kanepi another bite at the match.

  21. 1857: 

    Kanepi opens with a double before Wozniacki outlasts the Estonian in a lengthy rally to make it 0-30. Wozniacki makes it 10 points in a row as Kanepi balloons a forehand miles long before the Estonian pokes a backhand into the net. It's 5-5, Wozniacki on serve, Kanepi melting like chocolate in the Paris heat.

  22. 1853: 

    Monaco-Raonic trundles into a fifth set, Monaco of Argentina took the fourth 6-3. Wozniacki holds to love, but Kanepi has another chance to serve for the match. Let's see what occurs here...

  23. 1849: 

    On Court Seven, Arantxa Rus of the Netherlands is playing Julia Georges of Germany, the 25th seed. Rus 3-2 up with a break of serve. Wozniacki on the precipice on Suzanne Lenglen - saves two match points before breaking back, but she's still 5-3 down...

  24. 1839: 

    Nadal a break up in the third set, Monaco serving for the fourth against Raonic. Mathieu took the third set agaist Granollers 6-1 and is a break up in the fourth. Wozniacki is getting a shoeing over on Suzanne Lenglen, having lost the first set against Kanepi 6-1 she's 5-1 down in the second.

  25. 1832: 

    When asked if Richard Gasquet goes into their last-16 meeting as favourite, Murray tells 5 live: "Probably. He also beat me a couple of weeks ago so he'll be confident and he's played some good matches here as well. It's going to be tough. I've come back a couple of times against him, always had tough matches with him, so hopefully I'll have another good one."

  26. 1824: 

    Controversy early in the second set between Wozniacki and Kanepi - the Dane gives up the ghost on break point, convinced a Kanepi groundstroke is long, the umpire comes down from on high, has a look and decides it clipped the line. Wozniacki's not having that, demands the referee, but is eventually forced to continue. To be fair, that looked out, although the pitch mark looked in. Whatever, Kanepi now leads 3-1.

  27. 1823: 

    Nadal makes it 6-1 6-3 against Schwank, it's about as routine as you could imagine for the six-time champion and second seed. Before Schwank shuffles off stage left, I suppose I better tell you a little bit about him: 26, this is the furthest he's reached in a singles Grand Slam, although he is something of a doubles specialist, reaching the final of the French in 2011 and the semis of the US and Wimbledon in 2010.

  28. 1817: 

    Just when you thought Paul-Henri Mathieu was drowning, he's clambered back on board and is larruping Granollers all over the boat in the third - 4-0 up. Meanwhile, over on Court Two, Juan Monaco looks like he's going to take it into a fifth set, he's 3-0 up against Raonic in the fourth.

  29. 1812: 

    Coach and commentator Brad Gilbert on Twitter at Roland Garros: "Had a feeling Kanepi would be a tough out today for Woza. Surprised the other day how little CW could slide on clay = big problems."

  30. 1811: 

    Did I say Kanepi has yet to win a WTA title? Not sure what I was talking about, she's won three: Palermo 2010, Brisbane 2012 and Estoril 2012. Wozniacki holds her first service game in the second set.

  31. 1807: 

    Wozniacki has gone down 6-1 in her first set against Kanepi. Meanwhile, on the other side of the Atlantic, her man Rory McIlroy has missed his third straight cut. I'm not saying anything. Raonic won the third-set breaker against Monaco and leads 2-1.

  32. 1803: 

    Murray on Gasquet: "We have had some unbelievable matches. At Wimbledon he served for the match and here he led by two sets and a break. I don't want to be in that position again. He can play some unbelievable shots, he comes out swinging, hitting winners and can be difficult to play against. I'll need to stay solid and try and wear him down - that's worked when I've played him in the Slams before."

  33. 1802: 

    Murray: "The older you get it becomes easier [to look after yourself]. When you're younger, you're more inexperienced - I know my body a lot better now. The other day I certainly was not 95%; I was way, way worse than that. I found a way to come through and I've done the right things in the last few days to get better.

    "I couldn't put much weight on my left leg, serving was becoming a big issue and I was a few points away from stopping. If I had gone a second break down in the second set, I would have thought about withdrawing. But I've only withdrawn from one match in 400-500, when I couldn't hold my racquet because of a wrist injury. I've always tried to complete my matches.

    "This one is much better [than the other back injury]. The problem before Rome is separate to here, this is more of a muscle spasm. They're very difficult to get rid of but in a few days it gets better. I'm hoping with all the pills and medication I've taken it's going to be ok."

  34. 1801: 

    Andy Murray on ITV: "It was important for me to get off to a good start today. I served really well in the first set, which helped. The last few days have been pretty long, spending a lot of time with my physio and doctor getting the right medication. I'm glad to get through quickly. I feel a lot better than a couple of days ago.

    "It has been a tough few weeks for me. I had a few issues before Rome, I didn't feel great going into Rome. I've done a lot of hard work getting myself into top physical shape and I did well today."

  35. 1752: 

    Granollers makes it 6-4 6-4 against Mathieu, the Catalan player, a three-time winner on tour, has already made this his best Australian Open ever. Nadal now leads 6-1 3-1 against Schwank.

  36. 1747: 

    Monaco v Raonic has gone into a tie-break in the third set, that match all square. Wozniacki on the scoreboard, the former world number one 3-1 down in the first set against Kaia Kanepi. Kanepi reached the quarter-finals in 2008 but has yet to win a WTA title.

  37. 1735: 

    Nadal could have this match won in super-quick time, he's just won the first set 6-1. That said, it did actually take about 50 minutes, Schwank was in most of the games. Kanepi moves into a 3-0 lead against Wozniacki...

  38. 1729: 

    Mathieu, fresh from his almost six-hour victory over marathon man John Isner, is 3-3 with Marcel Granollers in the second set having lost the first. Wozniacki has been broken by Kanepi, she's 2-0 down in the opening set.

  39. 1722: 

    Nadal forced to save two break points but he emerges from the game 4-0 up. Nadal conjures two or three rabbits out of the hat in the next game, but Schwank wins it before spreading his arms in an ironic gesture. Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki is on court for her match against Kaia Kanepi, the Estonian holds her first service game.

  40. 1712: 

    Schwank has rather been left in his blocks against Nadal - broken twice in the first three games, the Argentine down 3-0. Raonic and Monaco 2-2 in the third, one set apiece. We've got some football live going on as well - England v Belgium and a chance to see new Chelsea signing Eden Hazard in action.

  41. 1657: 

    Gasquet through to play Murray in the fourth round, the Frenchman has beaten German veteran Tommy Haas 6-7 6-3 6-0 6-0. Quick exit by Haas, doubtful we'll see him at Roland Garros again. Murray and Gasquet are 3-3 in head-to-heads but the Scot's three wins have come in Grand Slams, including at the French in 2010.

  42. 1654: 

    Gasquet needs only one more game to dispose of Haas. Nadal is out and about and has broken Schwank in the opening game. What know you of Schwank? He's Argentine, 26, world ranked 192 and has no titles to his name. He qualified for Roland Garros this year and his best result on clay was reaching the semi-finals in Stuttgart in 2008. Meanwhile, Nadal has never lost to a qualifier in 17 previous encounters and dropped only four sets.

  43. 1647: 

    Juan Monaco has squared his match against Milos Raonic, winning the second set 6-3. Spanish 20th seed Marcel Granollers has taken the first set of his third-round match against French wildcard Paul-Henri Mathieu 6-4.


    Mphatso Kalemera: "Gasquet's one-handed backhand remains the single most beautiful shot in the men's game - when it's not misfiring, of course."

  45. 1641: 

    Gasquet tearing through Haas now, he's taken a 2-0 lead in the fourth set. Gasquet is playing in his ninth French Open and if he wins today he will equal his best result at Roland Garros, which occurred last year.


    Roselin Boramako: "Best I've seen Sharapova play in a while! My money's on her for her first French Open!"

  47. 1634: 

    Tommy Haas has just been rolled into the clay by Gasquet, losing the third set to love, as the Frenchman moves into a 2-1 lead in sets.

  48. 1627: 

    Home favourite Richard Gasquet is 4-0 up in the third set against old-timer Tommy Haas, the first two sets having been squared. Milos Raonic of Canada took the first set against Juan Monaco but is 5-2 down in the second.

  49. 1622: 

    I'm back, just in time to tell you that second seed Maria Sharapova has breezed through her third-round match against China's Shuai Peng 6-1 6-2. Next up on Philippe Chatrier is six-time winner and second seed Rafael Nadal, who's up against Eduardo Schwank of Argentina.

  50. 1547: 

    Maria Sharapova, bidding to complete a career Grand Slam, has won the first set against China's Shuai Peng. Next up on Court One is the third-round men's match between Marcel Granollers, the 20th seed from Spain, and French wildcard Paul-Henri Mathieu. I'm off for a short break, I shall see you in a bit.


    Tim Henman's former coach David Felgate on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra: "It has been a great comeback after what went on the other day [against Jarko Niemenen]. A really good performance, he looked really pumped up at the end. It puts a whole different perspective when you get through the first week and now he can start thinking about his next match."

  52. 1543: 

    Perhaps of more relief than the fact Murray is through is the fact his back held up to the task - during his second-round match against Jarkko Nieminen, there was a point when it appeared he might never swing a racquet again. Milos Raonic is looking to become the first Canadian man to reach the fourth round at Roland Garros, the 21-year-old is deep into the first set against Juan Monaco of Argentina.


    Murray breezes into a 30-0 lead before Giraldo blasts a backhand long to hand the Scot three match-points. He blows the first, spraying a backhand long, but takes the second, wrapping things up with a cross-court backhand winner. Pretty easy, to be honest, Murray into the fourth round. Tommy Haas or Richard Gasquet will await him in the second week.

    *Murray 6-3 6-4 5-4 Giraldo

    Giraldo squeezes out at least one more game with a fairly easy service hold, Sharapova a break up against Peng in the first set on Philippe Chatrier.

    Murray 6-3 6-4 5-3 Giraldo*

    Ha, turns out the first set was actually 6-3, not 6-4. Sorry. Murray square-cuts down the line to make it 30-0 and wraps up the game with an easy forehand winner in mid-court. Qualifier Tommy Haas, 34, has won the first set of his match against Richard Gasquet.

    *Murray 6-3 6-4 4-3 Giraldo

    Giraldo with a wrong-footing volley but he finds the net to make it 15-15. Murray goes long with a defensive backhand only for Giraldo to find the net on the next point. The Colombian saves break point with a rasping forehand winner on the retreat and a second, despite some remarkable defence from Murray. But Giraldo flails a backhand wide, nets a another and, just like that, Murray has flicked a switch and left his rival gasping for breath on the final bend.

    Murray 6-3 6-4 3-3 Giraldo*

    Murray sends down a booming ace to make it 30-0 before Giraldo balloons a forehand smash-volley on the run. Murray holds with the minimum of fuss, this match looks to be steaming towards its logical conclusion.

    *Murray 6-3 6-4 2-3 Giraldo

    Haas and Gasquet are 5-5 in the opening set on Suzanne Lenglen, Germany's Haas had to come through qualifying. Women's second seed Maria Sharapova is on court against Shuai Peng of China, as Giraldo holds with some ease.

    Murray 6-4 6-4 2-2 Giraldo*

    Murray eases into a 40-0 lead on serve before Giraldo gets that sledgehammer forehand going and Murray eventually goes long. Giraldo is unable to cope with a Murray first serve out wide, Murray holds.

    *Murray 6-3 6-4 1-2 Giraldo

    A loose, willowy smash from behind the baseline by Giraldo and Murray goes long with a backhand as the Colombian holds. Giraldo, so I'm told is a fan of Reggaeton music, whch blends the Jamaican musical influences of dancehall with those of Latin America, such as salsa, Latin hip-hop and electronica.

    Murray 6-3 6-4 1-1 Giraldo*

    Easy hold for Murray, to love...


    Tim Henman's former coach David Felgate on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra: "A good set from Andy Murray. He did well when he stepped up, but credit to Giraldo. The last couple of games have been his best of the match and when he went for the big, blistering shots, he couldn't get them. Murray has the freedom of a two set lead and it has been a really professional performance. Very impressive.

  63. 1506: 

    Andy Murray's former coach Brad Gilbert on Twitter: "Muzzard looking a lot better today vs Giraldo. Back seems to be much better today and movement also close to normal."

  64. 1505: 

    Daily Mail tennis correspondent Mike Dickson on Twitter: "Press seats on Bullring barely 10 feet from tramline. Amazing spot to witness the physical war of clay tennis. A good thing that Murray's back has held up in this match because Giraldo is no gimme. A lot of high class, intense stuff."

    *Murray 6-3 6-4 0-1 Giraldo

    Tommy Haas, the oldest man in the men's draw, is out on court against 17th seed Richard Gasquet of France, it's 2-2 in the first. Eighth seed Tipsaveric is serving for the match against Julien Benneteau on Philippe Chatrier, back to Murray-Giraldo...

    ... the set gets under way with a monster rally which Murray hands to his opponent with a poorly-judged drop-shot. But what a shot that is from Murray, climbing into a backhand, cross-court winner. Backhand winner from Giraldo but Murray claws it back to deuce. Giraldo makes it advantage with a smash-stop volley combination before Murray shows there's nothing wrong with that back of his, pulling Giraldo all over the court before making it deuce with a cute backhand volley. Giraldo clatters a cross-court forehand winner but Murray refuses to die... Another jet-propelled forehand from Giraldo - make that two - before Murray finally yields, plonking a forehand long.

    Murray 6-3 6-4 Giraldo*

    Well-constructed point from Giraldo, luring Murray into the net with a smart drop-shot before guiding a backhand winner past his rival. Giraldo sprays a forehand wide after a lengthy rally before Murray hooks a forehand well wide to make it 15-30.

    Giraldo misses with a second-serve return but immediately makes amends with a crackerjack forehand down the line to set up a break point. Giraldo has Murray at his mercy but misses with an attempted backhand pass... Murray recovers his poise, coming up with two solid points to make it two sets to love.

    *Murray 6-4 5-4 Giraldo

    Murray has Giraldo scrambling behind the baseline as the game goes to deuce, before the fourth seed loops a forehand miles long and hands his rival the game with a wild backhand. Murray will have to serve for the set.

    Murray 6-3 5-3 Giraldo*

    Giraldo yanks a backhand into the tramlines to make it 40-15 before Murray moves to within one game of taking the second set as the Colombian goes long. It's a breeze out there at the moment for the Scot, just what he needed after his second-round injury drama.

    *Murray 6-3 4-3 Giraldo

    Bit of tit-for, as well as a spot of tat, at the net and Giraldo eventually wins out. Hefty first serve from Giraldo and that's a pretty comfortable hold from the Colombian...

    Murray 6-3 4-2 Giraldo*

    Tipsaveric, the eighth seed, is two sets to the good against Julien Benneteau over on Philippe Chatrier. What a shot that is from Murray, sliding wide on the forehand side and sending a rasping winner past a rooted Giraldo.

    *Murray 6-3 3-2 Giraldo

    Corking backhand winner from Giraldo, who's not going away in this second set. That said, it always appears Giraldo is playing on the edge and he tugs a forehand wide to hand Murray two break points. But what a shot that is from Giraldo, hammering a forehand winner down the line to save one, only for Murray to break on the next point.

    Murray 6-3 2-2 Giraldo*

    Giraldo almost out of sight on Murray's first serve, the Scot getting his deliveries to kick up alarmingly at the Colombian. But Giraldo scraps to 30-30 as Murray chucks in a couple of unforced errors, including a double-fault. Giraldo makes it deuce, hunting down a Murray drop-shot and whipping a forehand winner, only for Murray to set up the hold with a ferocious cross-court forehand. Nasty.

    *Murray 6-3 1-2 Giraldo

    Easy hold for Giraldo, but you always get the feeling Murray is in third, could slip up a couple of gears and leave Giraldo burning up in his slipstream.

    Murray 6-3 1-1 Giraldo*

    Four aces from Murray on his serve, I'm thinking the Queen should give his masseur the OBE is the Scot goes on to win at Roland Garros...

  75. 1409: 

    Tim Henman's former coach David Felgate on BBC Radio 5live sports extra: "It is about doing the job and doing it quickly. Murray needs to continue it in the second set, and before he knows it, he will be out of there."

    *Murray 6-3 0-1 Giraldo

    Li Na is serving for the match, the women's defending champion having lost the first set against American Christina McHale. Tremendous scuttling from Giraldo, who eventually makes it 15-15 with a cute little poke past a stranded Murray. The Colombian holds as news reaches me that Li is through 3-6 6-2 6-4...

    Murray 6-3 Giraldo*

    Murray serving for the set and he moves into a 30-0 lead, pinning Giraldo to the back of the court with some penetrating groundstrokes. A big first serve gives Murray three set points and he only needs one of them - the Scot outgunning his Colombian opponent at the moment.

    *Murray 5-3 Giraldo

    Giraldo threads the needle on the backhand side to make it 40-15 and a solid serve out wide secures his service game.

  79. 1359: 

    Tim Henman's former coach David Felgate on BBC Radio 5live sports extra: "Just as the script said, Murray has eased his way into the match and when the opportunity has presented itself, he has stepped in to take it."

    Murray 5-2 Giraldo*

    Murray looks pretty vital at the moment, a hulking first serve straight down the middle making it 40-0 and that's another regulation hold. Giraldo doesn't appear to have the weapons to compete, and it's not like he can resort to guerilla warfare and retreat underground - he's out in the open and under some seriously heavy shelling.


    Santiago Giraldo before the match: "Murray is always tough to play against. He beat me in Barcelona, he's one of the top guys to play in at Grand Slam and is always good here. I will try to play my best tennis, I think I have a chance to win and that's the most imp thing. I will try to focus on me, I don't know what injury he has. If he can play he can win, so I will focus on my tennis and try to do my best."

  82. 1355:  
    Annabel Croft, former British number one on Twitter at Roland Garros:

    "Sitting court level there's a marked difference in weight of shot between @andy_murray and Giraldo, who has no serve weapon either!"

    *Murray 4-2 Giraldo

    The first marathon point of the match so far and Murray wins it, Giraldo eventually buckling under the weight of his rival's forehand. Giraldo comes up with a big first serve down the middle to make it 40-30 before Murray shows us some variety, mixing things up before sealing things with a backhand winner. Break point as Giraldo plonks an attempted forehand pass into the net and Giraldo hands Murray the game courtesy of a meak backhand into the onion bag.

    Murray 3-2 Giraldo*

    Murray cruises into a 40-0 lead on serve and an errant backhand from his opponent hands him the game. No dramas at the moment, as news reaches me that defending women's champion Li Na won the second set of her match against Christina McHale 6-2.

    *Murray 2-2 Giraldo

    Murray's back looks OK at the moment, he's ricocheting around behind the baseline like a minnow in a rock pool. To not that much success at the moment, Giraldo levels things in reasonably straight-forward fashion.

  86. 1343: 

    Tim Henman's former coach David Felgate on BBC Radio 5live sports extra: "From what we have seen early on, if Andy Murray doesn't do enough, Giraldo can dictate the play. It has been a good start, nothing to really fear. Giraldo has a big forehand but I like the way Andy has come out, serving well and looking relaxed. It should be a routine win for him. He just needs to get the job done and get off court."

    Murray 2-1 Giraldo*

    Fine wrong-footing forehand from Murray, putting it in behind Giraldo, before the Scot moves in behind a beefy first serve and puts away another forehand to make it 30-15. Murray generating too much heat with his groundstrokes, that's a fairly easy hold.

    *Murray 1-1 Giraldo

    Giraldo beat much-hyped Aussie Bernard Tomic in straight sets in the second round, so he's no mug. Some robust hitting from behind the baseline from the Colombian and that's a hold to love.

    Murray 1-0 Giraldo*

    Court One at Roland Garros nicknamed 'The Bullring', and like bullrings across the globe, it's due to be demolished in a few years time. Murray to serve first and he kicks off with an ace. He follows up with a tame backhand into the net before Giraldo sizzles a flat forehand down the line to make it 30-30. But Murray secures the opener with a cute angled forehand, although he didn't look entirely comfortable having been lured into the net. We'll see...

  90. 1332:  
    Annabel Croft, former British number one on Twitter at Roland Garros:

    "Murray in knock up with Giraldo! Moving like a gazelle! Not estimating this to take too long."

  91. 1331: 

    Players knocking up, we should have some play in a minute...

  92. 1326: 

    Murray has played Giraldo once before, in Barcelona on clay earlier this year - the Scot won 6-2 6-2. We all know plenty about Murray, but what of Santiago Giraldo? He's 24, is ranked 50 in the world, has no titles to his name and is through to the third round of a Grand Slam for the first time in his career. Murray, meanwhile, is bidding to reach the fourth round for the fourth year in a row.

  93. 1319: 

    Next up on Court One is British number one and fourth seed Andy Murray, hoping his back holds up against Santiago Giraldo of Colombia.

  94. 1318: 

    Our commentators on 5 live sports extra are Russell Fuller and Ali Eykyn, with David Felgate summarising. And Francesca Schiavone, the 2010 champion from Italy, is out - Varvara Lepchenko was 0-40 down serving for the match for the second time but clawed it back to move into the fourth round. The Uzbeki-born American had never previously made it past the second round of a Grand Slam.

  95. 1313: 

    Clay court specialist Nicolas Almagro has taken the first set of his match against Argentina's Leonardo Mayer 6-4. Almagro, who has won 12 singles titles on clay, is on a six-match winning streak. Schiavone broken, Lepchenko serving for the match for the second time...

  96. 1308: 

    They are going live from Roland Garros on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra as I write, Andy Murray due on court as soon as Schiavone has finished her dust-up against Lepchenko. The second set between Li Na and Christina McHale is going with serve, the American having won the first.

  97. 1306: 

    Tipsaveric wins the first set against Benneteau 6-3, Schiavone v Lepchenko is at 6-6 in the decider, Britain's Andy Murray having to wait for his turn...

  98. 1259: 

    Schiavone playing some high-wire stuff, she's just broken back against Lepchenko to make it 5-5 in the deciding set. McHale has just taken the first set against defending champion Li Na 6-3. McHale is only 20 and looks like a prospect - she made it to the third round in Australia and at the US last year, as well as the second round at Wimbledon.

  99. 1254: 

    Tipsaveric has broken Benneteau to make it 4-2 in the opening set. Can't get my head round the fact it's only half full on Suzanne Lenglen on a Saturday afternoon. I know the French like their long lunches, but still - people in England would miss their mum's funeral for a Saturday at Wimbledon.

  100. 1248: 

    Lepchenko has broken Schiavone and is one game away from an upset over on Court One, it's currently 5-4 with the underdog serving for the match. In case anyone was wondering, Varvara Lepchenko is the world number 63, is 26, and has been on tour since 2001.

  101. 1237: 

    Lepchenko has broken back against Schiavone, Andy Murray might as well stick the kettle on and have another brew, that game is taking longer than most people thought it would. Tipsaveric and Benneteau going with serve in the opening set - the Frenchman reached the quarters in 2006 but has never won a singles title, although he has been a runner-up six times.


    Owen Chamberlain on Twitter: "Flawless display from David Ferrer today. Given him and Murray both make the 1/4 final that would be 1 hell of a match!"

  103. 1229: 

    Men's doubles top seeds Mirnyi and Nestor are through to the third round having beaten Aussie pair Hanley and Kerr 6-1 7-6. Schiavone has broken Lepchenko, the Italian number 14 seed and 2010 champion 3-1 up in the third.

  104. 1221: 

    Looks like a stormer of a day in Paris, 25C and not a fluffy one in sight. Li Na having a few problems on her own serve, having to go into the trenches in her first delivery game, but she eventually holds to level things at 1-1.

  105. 1214: 

    The last woman to successfully defend her Roland Garros crown was Justine Henin, who won three consecutive titles between 2005-07. McHale may be a new name to some, but she just missed out on a seeding this year and and beat then number one Caroline Wozniacki last year in Cincinnati. This is the first time Li and McHale have met.

  106. 1209: 

    Another one of those Americans through to the third round of the women's draw is Varvara Lepchenko, who has just taken the second set against Italy's Schiavone 6-3. Murray is up after that match.

  107. 1207: 

    Next up on Court Philippe Chatrier we've got Serbian eighth seed Janko Tipsarevic versus French 29th seed Julien Benneteau. They met at Roland Garros in 2006, when Benneteau won in four sets. On Suzanne Lenglen it's defending champion Li Na versus Christina McHale, one of three Americans through to round three.

  108. 1157: 

    Women's fourth seed Kvitova has recovered from that second-set wobble, surging into a 5-1 lead in the third. All over, 6-2 4-6 6-1, the Czech will play either Schiavone or Lepchenko in the next round.

  109. 1154: 

    Sixth seed David Ferrer wraps things up over on Court Suzanne Lenglen, beasting a rather under-cooked Mikhail Youzhny 6-0 6-2 6-2. The Spaniard will play either countryman Marcel Granollers of Frenchman Paul-Henri Mathieu in the fourth round.

  110. 1146:  
    Jonathan Overend, BBC tennis correspondent at Roland Garros:

    "Murray hit for half an hour on Court One and seemed to be in much better shape than two days ago. He was thumping his forehand and striking some fierce serves. There was no obvious sign of discomfort. Although he didn't play any points, I think it's fair to say he slept in a less awkward position than two nights ago."

  111. 1142: 

    Kvitova moves into a 3-0 lead in the third set of her third-round match against Bratchikova, the number four seed and Wimbledon champion can smell the fourth round.

  112. 1136: 

    A quick look ahead to Sunday, when 16-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer will play 21-year-old lucky loser David Goffin. Fair to say the young Belgian is rather excited: "Now I'm playing against Roger, and I can't believe it.

    "When I was young I had a lot of pictures of him in my bedroom. I will give it my best on Sunday. I've been watching Roger playing on TV for so many years. He has always been my favourite. He has perfect tennis, perfect technique, and I like the man."

    Federer's reply: "Not the first time it happens. It's strange, weird. It's everything you can imagine. I'm happy to hear it, though." Which is another way of saying: "The poor kid's in awe, I'm going to make him wish he'd never mentioned those posters."

  113. 1135: 

    Schiavone and Lepchenko going with serve in the second set on Court One, Murray up after them. The Scot has had a bit of a spat with Virginia Wade, the last Briton to win a Grand Slam, at Wimbledon back in 1977.

    Wade accused Murray of being "a drama queen" in his previous match, when he came back to beat Jarkko Nieminen after recovering from back spasms. "You have people like that who always have to come out and say something controversial when, really, they should be supportive or maybe ask me a question first before commenting on it," said Murray.

  114. 1130: 

    Swedish tennis great Mats Wilander says Andy Murray needs to be more proactive in his play if he hopes to land the French Open title. "You have to be proactive here, not reacting to your opponent as much as you can on hard courts and grass," said the three-time champion. Former champions telling Murray to be more proactive is becoming a recurring theme, which rather suggests he should be more proactive.

  115. 1121: 

    Bratchikova serving for the set again against Kvitova. If you like your doubles, the men's top seeds Mirnyi and Nestor rolled Hanley and Kerr of Australia 6-1 in the first set but the Aussies have rolled up their sleeves in the second and are making a fist of it. Bratchikova holds, it's one set all against Kvitova.

  116. 1115: 

    Youzhny, of course, is no stranger to bizarre on-court antics. Some of you may remember that after losing a point to Nicolas Almagro at the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami a few years back, he drew claret by smashing his racquet against his forehand. He's up in the third having held serve.

  117. 1113: 

    Ferrer makes it 6-0 6-2 against Youzhny, the Russian getting a whupping on Suzanne Lenglen. Schiavone finally wraps up the first set against Lepchenko 6-3, while, rather predictably, Kvitova breaks back against Bratchikova to make it 3-5 in the second set.

  118. 1107:  
    Annabel Croft, former British number one on Twitter at Roland Garros:

    "Ferrer is steam rolling his way thru former top 10 Youzhny at moment! Potential opponent for Murray in QF! V tough grinder keeps head down!"

  119. 1103: 

    Once Schiavone and Lepchenko are done and dusted on Court One, it'll be time for Murray v Giraldo. You can follow the Scot's progress with game-by-game live text commentary right here, or listen to a blow-by-blow account on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra. Jonathan Overend and the team will go live the moment Murray sets foot on court.

  120. 1102: 

    Kvitova a break down in the second. Actually, she's 4-1 down. Murray expected to be on court in about 30 minutes time as Schiavone, on Court One before him, is currently serving for the first set.

  121. 1056: 

    Not sure what's up with Youzhny - he actually leads Ferrer 4-2 in head-to-heads but he is being handed his backside at the moment. He's 5-1 down in the second set and his play reminds me of when you agree to give a bloke at work a game, suddenly discover he's miles better than you thought he was and then pretend you're not really trying. That's some backhand winner, though, followed by a muffed backhand...

  122. 1048:  
    Jonathan Overend, BBC tennis correspondent on Twitter at Roland Garros:

    "Brilliant. Mikael Youzhny has just scraped 'sorry' into the clay with his shoe. Or was there a 'k' in there? Crumbs can't read. Was it Russian? Finally wins a game."

  123. 1047: 

    Later on Court Two, 21-year-old Milos Raonic is aiming to become the first Canadian to reach the last 16 in French Open history. The monstrous youth plays Argentina's Juan Monaco. On Court One at the moment we have Petra Kvitova, fourth seed and Wimbledon champion, up against Russia's Nina Bratchikova and the Czech has just taken the first set 6-2.

  124. 1044: 

    Defending champion Li Na, who plays Christina McHale second on Court Suzanne Lenglen: "I really feel it's very special for me here. I knew I could win a Grand Slam but the last one I thought it would be was the French Open. Last year here I won my first Grand Slam and felt, 'yeah, I can play on clay. Coming back, everything is perfect.

    "I've come back to Paris and remembered what I did last year. It's really tough [to repeat]. Last year was a good year for my tennis but the worst for my life [with all the pressure], a lot changed. For half of the year I didn't do well on court. This year I'm fighting well. Now I'm much, much better in my mind. I'm ready for Roland Garros."

  125. 1043: 

    YOUZHNY'S WON A GAME! And the Russian writes a victorious message in the clay behind the baseline - my Russian is limited, but I'm almost certain it reads: 'Stop making me look like a mug, you Spanish swine!' Nope, my mistake, it just says sorry...

  126. 1037: 

    Not sure what's up with Youzhny - he won six points in the first set, all on his own serve. Between points he is wearing the look of a man who would rather be sipping espresso with a young lady friend on Montmartre. Huge cheer goes up as Ferrer makes an error, Youzhny looks a little bit embarrassed.

  127. 1030: 

    Morning all. Day seven of the French Open and it is all going to go off: Andy Murray of Great Britain is second on Court One, as soon as Francesca Schiavone has done battle with Varvara Lepchenko. The fourth seed will play Santiago Giraldo of Colombia.

    In addition, number two seed and six-time winner Rafael Nadal is last on Philippe Chatrier, up against Argentine Eduardo Schwank. You join me as sixth seed David Ferrer surges into a 5-0 first-set lead against 27th seed Mikhail Youzhny of Russia. Scratch that, Ferrer has just rinsed Youzhny to win the opener in 20 minutes.

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