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Summary

  1. Andy Murray beats Joao Sousa 6-2 4-6 6-4 6-1
  2. Briton faces Nick Kyrgios in third round
  3. Heather Watson loses 6-2 6-4 to Sloane Stephens

Live Reporting

By Mike Henson

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    That is done for today.

    We will have full radio and text coverage of Andy Murray's meeting with Australian young gun Nick Kyrgios on Saturday.

    Should be a cracker. See you there.

  2. Post update

    The French Open is the only Grand Slam where the television cameras can follow the players all the way back into the locker room.

    You get some interesting insights. As well as Andy Murray deep in conference with Amelie Mauresmo in the wake of his win, we also get to see Serena Williams giving coach Patrick Mouratoglou a rather frosty reception after she struggled past Anna-Lena Friedsam.

    The facilities at Roland Garros look more like the set of the Brittas Empire than the exclusive country club feel you might expect.

  3. Post update

    Andy Murray and Fabrice Santoro

    Is that an recognised tartan that Fabrice Santoro was rocking?

    It looks a little more picnic rug than Black Watch to me.

  4. Post update

    Match stats you say? Go on then.

    There is plenty of Mauresmo and Murray to get their teeth into there.

    Murray- Sousa

    Aces: 4-2

    1st serve%: 57-62

    % pts won on 1st serve: 82-66

    Winners: 37-29

    Unforced errors: 30-36.

    Andy Murray celebrates
  5. Post update

    Piers Newbery

    BBC Sport at Roland Garros

    "Murray leaves the court and is immediately in seemingly deep and thoughtful conversation with coach Mauresmo in the waiting area.

    "Those with designs of winning Grand Slams often enjoy an early test to see exactly where they are, but facing two break points at one set all against an increasingly confident opponent might just be pushing it.

    "In the end, credit to Murray for grabbing the momentum back off the Portuguese and resuming the heavy hitting that had given him early control.

    "And excitement is already building for Murray v Kyrgios on Saturday, if only between the Aussie and Brit journos in close quarters in the media centre at this stage."

  6. Post update

    Andy Murray said: "I realised towards the end of the second set he raised his level and I had to tell myself to weather the storm and his level would drop.

    "Amelie has helped me a lot. She has a lot of experience, an excellent player and the way she played, she played with variety, something I try do to. She is a very nice person and it is fun to work with her."

  7. Post update

    Andy Murray makes all the right noises about getting his game together and Sousa giving him a tough workout.

    He might be in more serious trouble if he turns in a similar display against Nick Kyrgios in the next round though. The 20-year-old Australian beat Roger Federer on the Madrid clay earlier this month.

    Murray does pay a nice tribute to coach Amelie Mauresmo as well.

    "She is also a very nice person so it is fun to work with her. That is important," he concludes.

  8. Post update

    BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    American doubles specialist Eric Butorac: "Murray will be really happy with that.It wasn't too much tennis for him, he had to deal with adversity. You don't want every match to be a comfortable coast. He dealt with enough adversity and was able to power through that. He will leave the match with a lot of confidence. He controlled the middle of the court and isn't being pushed around."

  9. Post update

    Fabrice Santoro has got the on-court interviewing gig and has decided to wear a kilt to interview Andy Murray.

    The British number one looks perplexed.

    "It suits you, yeah" he says, a little uncertainly.

    Andy Murray's interviewer wears a kilt
  10. Murray wins - Murray 6-2 4-6 6-4 6-1 Sousa

    Joao Sousa scampers forward at 15-30 down, but drags his forehand volley into the gauze.

    It was makeable and his chin is glued to his chest as he trudges back towards the baseline with two match points to defend.

    Murray has him on the hook and doesn't let him off...

    Andy Murray wins
  11. Post update

    BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    American doubles specialist Eric Butorac: "Kyrgios fears no one, although he is not as comfortable on clay, and he has that going for him if he meets Murray in the next round."

  12. Murray 6-2 4-6 6-4 5-1 Sousa

    Andy Murray duffs a backhand volley at 40-0, leaping like a helium-heeled salmon but slapping his shot down on his side of the court.

    No matter. A brawler of a first serve barges its way through the Sousa service box to take the Scot to within a game of the third round.

  13. Watson out of French Open

    Piers Newbery

    BBC Sport at Roland Garros

    "Sloane Stephens wraps up a 6-2 6-4 win, which was pretty routine from her point of view. Watson fought back from a break down to level at 4-4 in the second set but, having done the hard work, then dropped serve for the fifth time, to love.

    "It's a fourth second-round loss in five years for the Briton, and she now heads to the grass, where she achieved her Grand Slam best of a third round at Wimbledon.

    "Making that breakthrough into the second week remains the next step for her."

  14. Game, set and match

    Watson out of French Open

    Watson and Stephens

    Heather Watson's French Open is over as Sloane Stephens completes a 6-2 6-4 victory over the British number one.

    That means out of the five Britons who started out in the main draw, only Andy Murray remains.

  15. *Murray 6-2 4-6 6-4 4-1 Sousa

    Joao Sousa gets some breathing space, but he is going to have to find something pretty special in the changeover to take this match into a fifth set.

    The Portuguese holds serve.

  16. Murray 6-2 4-6 6-4 4-0 Sousa*

    Coach Amelie Mauresmo, trainer Matt Little and physio Mark Bender

    Andy Murray has his foot to the floor, pedal to the metal, ears pinned back and flying goggles on.

    Four points chalked off in rapidfire fashion and he is just two games away.

  17. Latest scores

    Watson 2-6 4-5 Stephens*

    Bad news for a Brit

    Heather Watson's fightback looked to be taking shape. From 4-2 down in the second set, she pulled it back to 4-4 with a break of serve. But then the British number one was broken back straight away and is now a game away from being knocked out.

  18. Vote result

    So, the result of the vote is in and here's the headlines:

    43.4% of those who voted think Andy Murray will reach the semi-finals, with 19.7% thinking he'll make the final.

    It's a tough journey to get to the semis where Nadal or Djokovic potentially await.

    17% think Murray will win the title on 7 June.

  19. Murray breaks - *Murray 6-2 4-6 6-4 3-0 Sousa

    Crunch!

    Andy Murray clambers into a backhand return, sending the ball fizzing across the chops of Joao Sousa for a clean winner.

    15-40 and there are a few British-tinged voices now piping up - fresh off the Eurostar - in support of the third seed.

    The second break point is the charm - Murray finding the angle to end a patter-cake exchange at the net and bury Murray a double break deep.

  20. Murray 6-2 4-6 6-4 2-0 Sousa*

    And a muscular hold follows the break.

    Tennis' old one-two punch. Has it floored Joao Sousa?

    He has to claw back Andy Murray now. We are back to Queensbury rules rather than the barfight that the Portuguese relished in the third set.

  21. Murray breaks - Murray 6-2 4-6 6-4 1-0 Sousa*

    The start of the end?

    Andy Murray looks like he has sniffed the stable. The Scot is straining for home and snaps Sousa's serve over his knee to give himself an immediate advantage in the fourth.

  22. Post update

    BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    American doubles specialist Eric Butorac: "Andy is going to be very pleased with how he took the set, he played some beautiful tennis."

  23. Murray wins third set - Murray 6-2 4-6 6-4 Sousa

    A vicious ace - crumpling Joao Sousa's racquet and twanging the Portuguese's wrist tendons - completes an scrappy third set for Andy Murray.

    Never mind what it looked like though. It is safely stored in Murray's racquet bag and means that Joao Sousa needs to find his best tennis for two whole sets.

    He has been good, but has not convinced that he is capable of such consistency just yet.

  24. Latest scores

    Watson 2-6 2-4 Stephens

    Heather Watson

    Heather Watson is fighting to get back into her match but is isn't having much joy. She is a break and set down to American Sloane Stephens on court seven, and running out of time.

  25. *Murray 6-2 4-6 5-4 Sousa

    Well, that is just lovely.

    Joao Sousa strikes a 100% proof backhand down the line to set up game point from deuce. Hardly a whisper off the racquet as the Portuguese found the sickly centre of the sweet spot.

    Murray is pulled out of shape in the following rally and he will have to serve out to win this third set.

  26. Game, set and match

    Djokovic through to third round

    Novak Djokovic

    Novak Djokovic comes through his second-round match and an injury scare to his back with a stylish win.

    The world number one beat Luxembourg's Gilles Muller 6-1 6-4 6-4 as he continues his push for a first French Open title.

  27. Murray 6-2 4-6 5-3 Sousa*

    The engine is not exactly purring, but Andy Murray is at least making progress - rather than being stuck in reverse as he was for the second half of the second set and the first half of the third.

    He backs up with his break with a hold.

    If Murray goes on to win this one it will be among his uglier victories. But all that matters is the ticket to the third round.

  28. Murray breaks - *Murray 6-2 4-6 4-3 Sousa

    An instinctive flicked backhand volley at the net after Joao Sousa had scooped one up from the dust helps Murray towards break point at 30-40,

    Sousa is looking twitchy. He is shuffling a little awkwardly between points. Murray gets really stuck into the vital point, Sousa playing catch-up tennis throughout the rally, before finally he is out of control and can only fend a hurtling forehand long.

  29. Post update

    BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    American doubles specialist Eric Butorac: "That was exactly what Murray needed, to set the tone with a quick hold. Hopefully he can sink his teeth in now."

  30. Murray 6-2 4-6 3-3 Sousa*

    Joao Sousa has been nipping around Andy Murray's ankles like a terrier, but the British number one has given his opponent the slip there.

    A hold to love. Is that a launchpad to stage the comeback? Time to turn the magnifying glass back on the Sousa serve and see how sturdy it really is.

  31. *Murray 6-2 4-6 2-3 Sousa

    Joao Sousa

    Joao Sousa is going anywhere. He's as stubborn as grass stains in Wimbledon whites.

    He battles on from deuce to hold serve and looks like he is enjoying the scrap.

    Why shouldn't he? All to gain for the 26-year-old world number 44. All to lose for Murray.

  32. Murray 6-2 4-6 2-2 Sousa*

    Andy Murray is fire-fighting now.

    He dumps a big bucket of ace on a second break point for Sousa after the Portuguese has slapped away a smash at deuce.

    Sousa is crawling all over his groundstrokes and errors are pock-marking the Murray game.

    Murray pumps three big gleeful jabs down at the clay as he puts away a backhand volley for advantage.

    He looks like he would like to do something similar to umpire Pascal Maria as he loses his first serve to a time violation on game point.

    Murray claims that there was some movement in the crowd that was putting him off. He puts away the point behind his second serve anyway and howls back to his box in celebration.

  33. Game and first set

    Watson 2-6 Stephens

    Piers Newbery

    BBC Sport at Roland Garros

    Heather Watson

    "It's hard going so far for Heather Watson on Court Seven. After a lengthy study of a mark, umpire Carlos Bernardes decides Sloane Stephens had hit the line with a rasping forehand and the first set is hers.

    "Watson was 3-0 down after eight minutes and her 4-0 record against Stephens might be a bit misleading. The American has been through a few major slumps since making her breakthrough with victory over Serena Williams at the Australian Open a couple of years ago. She appears to be finding her form again."

  34. Post update

    BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    American doubles specialist Eric Butorac: "Sousa has done an excellent job of taking control of this match after a first set in which he was greatly outplayed. He is playing with passion and enthusiasm."

  35. Latest scores - Watson 1-5 Stephens

    Heather Watson is struggling against Sloane Stephens out on court seven. She has dropped serve three times and trails 5-1 in the opening set. What can she do to get back into the match?

  36. *Murray 6-2 4-6 1-2 Sousa

    Joao Sousa rattles through a service holds to love.

    The tables have pretty much spun 180 degrees from the start of the match when Murray was racing through service games and then subjecting Joao Sousa to a thorough interrogation every time it was his time to tee off.

  37. Murray 6-2 4-6 1-1 Sousa*

    This is turning into a real slog.

    Murray is reeled in from 40-0 to deuce by an increasingly buoyant Sousa.

    The crowd are throwing their weight behind the Portuguese as well. They huff and puff over a line call against Sousa.

    They like a bit of revolution in the French capital and things are getting a little 1789 on Murray's behind at the moment.

    He keeps a lid on the uprising with a hold of serve.

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    Matt McGladrigan: Pretty poor from Murray in that set. Lost his focus, low first serve % and more errors. Sousa attacking more effectively though.

  39. *Murray 6-2 4-6 0-1 Sousa

    Kim Murray and physio Mark Bender

    Brows starting to furrow in Camp Murray.

    Their man landed just 36% of his first serves in that second set.

    Sousa is ahead on the scoreboard for the first time as he holds in the opening game of the third set.

    Suddenly those 20-1 pre-match odds on a Sousa victory don't look like such a silly investment.

  40. Post update

    BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    American doubles specialist Eric Butorac: "I didn't see that coming after the first set. Sousa made a good tactical change to swing aggressively and play more high-risk tennis in that set."

  41. Sousa wins second set - Murray 6-2 4-6 Sousa*

    Andy Murray looks like a man attempting to erect a tent in a high wind while wearing roller skates.

    In short, very frustrated.

    He crouches and clenches as his forehand buries into the net to give Joao Sousa 15-30. Sousa tickles a delicate little dropper over to set up two break and set points.

    And he makes the first stick!

    Murray can only moonball in defence and Sousa stays cool under the steepling lob, cracking away the overhead just inside the baseline.

    A hiccup for Murray or the start of some more serious indigestion?

    Either way Sousa has his first set in five and a half meeting with Murray.

  42. Djokovic medical timeout

    Novak Djokovic is face down on his towel receiving treatment from the physio on his lower back.

    Doesn't look too bad though, we're told, but more precautionary.

    The Serb leads Gilles Muller 6-1 5-4 and is about to serve for the second set.

    Novak Djokovic receives treatement
  43. Latest scores - Watson v Stephens

    Poor start from Heather Watson as she loses her serve in the first game against Sloane Stephens on court seven.

  44. Post update

    BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    American doubles specialist Eric Butorac: "Murray did say to his box 'calm down I've got this'. I wasn't convinced but he has really re focused himself."

  45. Murray breaks - *Murray 4-5 Sousa

    "Calm down, Calm down," says Murray to his players box.

    Their man has indeed got this little situation covered.

    Thirty-all and Murray whittles, haggles and wheedles the next two points out of Sousa to get things back on serve.

    Andy Murray looks frustrated
  46. Post update

    Piers Newbery

    BBC Sport at Roland Garros

    "Heather Watson and Sloane Stephens drift out onto Court Seven, in the shadow of the main Chatrier stadium, the American with her headphones still firmly in place. Watson is playing in the second round for the fourth time in five years but has yet to make round three, and remains an outsider despite a 4-0 record against Stephens."

  47. Sousa breaks - Murray 3-5 Sousa *

    Well, well, well.

    Joao Sousa has torpedoed Andy Murray's cruise to the third round with a break to love.

    Sousa had been playing better but that break landed like a blindside haymaker. No-one saw it coming. Especially so conclusively.

    Murray's rhythm has also been clogged up by a time violation warning by umpire Pascal Maria. Murray replied with eyeball daggers.

    Sousa to serve for the set next.

  48. *Murray 6-2 3-4 Sousa

    Joao Sousa is making this second set awkward.

    The Portuguese has twigged that backhand slice defence is not going to be enough to upset Murray. The British number one swallowed them up and spat back a string of winners in the first set.

    More aggression and pace so far in the second from Sousa and it is a more convincing recipe. He holds once more...

  49. Post update

    BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    American doubles specialist Eric Butorac: "It looks like Andy Murray is back on the front foot again, which is how he was so dominant in the first set."

  50. Murray 6-2 3-3 Sousa*

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic at the tennis

    Some doubt has been thrown on whether the picture that initially accompanied an earlier entry about Bradley Cooper actually was of the American actor.

    If it was, he had gone to some lengths to stay incognito.

    No doubt about this one though.

    Paris St Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic and his wife are taking in some tennis. Specifically Novak Djokovic over on Suzanne Lenglen.

    Anyway, back on the main stage, Andy Murray holds to love.

  51. *Murray 6-2 2-3 Sousa

    No one player dominating, but serve is reigning supreme.

    A hold to love from Joao Sousa and the Portuguese has dropped only two points with the balls up his end of the court.

  52. Murray 6-2 2-2 Sousa*

    Andy Murray

    Andy Murray is not quite at the level that he began this match at.

    But Joao Sousa is throwing enough free points his way to keep the scoreboard ticking along on serve.

  53. Post update

    BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    American doubles specialist Eric Butorac: "The weather app on my phone suggests there is a shower in the area."

    Uh-oh.

  54. Post update

    Piers Newbery

    BBC Sport at Roland Garros

    "'Come on, Andy! Clap, clap, clap....' For such a large stadium it's remarkable how often the only voice to be heard is that of Matt Little, Murray's fitness trainer, urging his man on.

    "Despite his dominance, Murray has still been throwing some trademark glowering looks and terse comments towards his player box.

    "Fortunately, Little has been around long enough to know that part of his job is to absorb any negativity coming from his boss and respond with signs of encouragement. Meanwhile, a dark cloud passes overhead. And not a metaphorical one."

  55. Post update

    Heather Watson klaxon!

    The British number one will be on court seven in just a moment's time as American Madison Keys completes a win over Belinda Bencic in the preceding match.

    American Sloane Stephens - who Watson has beaten in their four previous matches - is her opponent.

    Heather Watson
  56. Murray 6-2 1-2 Sousa

    A bit of a low-key start to the second set as Joao Sousa holds to love.

  57. Murray 6-2 1-1 Sousa*

    Andy Murray has won 20 of 25 points on serve.

    Joao Sousa has not managed to put more than two of those points together in the same game though.

    On rolls the Scot.

  58. Post update

    BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    American doubles specialist Eric Butorac: "When people criticised Murray's fitness, he became almost obsessed with getting himself into shape. With the clay courts it has been a struggle for him but this season he has got very into his clay court season and taken it as a personal challenge. You challenge Murray's will and he will come strong."

  59. Latest scores

    Novak Djokovic

    World number one Novak Djokovic, who has yet to win the French Open, has won the first set of his match against Luxembourg's Gilles Muller 6-1.

    Currently one game apiece in the second over on Court Suzanne Lenglen.

  60. *Murray 6-2 0-1 Sousa

    Andy Murray does a brilliant defensive job, returning a couple of Joao Sousa smashes from a distant Paris suburb, before the Portuguese finally blasts hard into the clay and into the stands in one bounce.

    Sousa holds his serve. But he is having to sweat buckets and cover miles of clay to do so.

    Joao Sousa
  61. Get involved

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    Nicholas Wall: Sousa played well in that set, but still lost it 6-2. Brilliant from Murray.

  62. Murray wins first set - Murray 6-2 Sousa*

    Jitters?

    Andy Murray appears to have cruise control engaged as he coasts to 40-0, but two double faults raise a few eyebrows and Joao Sousa's hopes of a pulling off a Houdini-scale escape.

    Murray goes back to park-court tactics - just getting the ball over and in - and is able to nab the killer point to seal the set.

    Andy Murray wins the first set
  63. Murray breaks serve - *Murray 5-2 Sousa

    Joao Sousa

    Joao Sousa is trying to keep it tight and cagey, loading his backhands with fizzing backspin.

    But he can not draw the sting from Andy Murray's groundstrokes. The Scot takes his time, keeps his eye on the ball and injects a lethal dose of pace with a splattering forehand.

    Sousa stretched all out of the shape as he leaks a second break.

    And that is surely the set on toast.

  64. Post update

    BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    American doubles specialist Eric Butorac: "Sousa is having a really tough time pushing Andy Murray about."

  65. Post update

    Piers Newbery

    BBC Sport at Roland Garros

    "Murray is standing about 10 feet behind the baseline to receive the Sousa first serve, and hitting the ball about four feet inside the baseline on the second serve.

    "It's been a continual process throughout his career but it's all about trying to find forward momentum these days, ideally kicking off the point with an attacking return. His weight of shot was enough to bully Nadal in Madrid two weeks ago, and so far it's too much for Sousa once again."

    Rafael Nadal v Andy Murray
  66. Murray 4-2 Sousa*

    Hearing reports that Hollywood's man of the moment Bradley Cooper is in the house but apparently it's not him.

    Sousa has served up some entertainment for his lookalike, however, taking a point off the Murray serve, but no more.

  67. *Murray 3-2 Sousa

    Andy Murray

    Andy Murray chases like a loopy labrador into the wings, scraping back a lost cause and making Sousa play just one more shot.

    The Scot gives the crowd their money's worth keeping the rallies alive on his side. His determination takes him to deuce, but Sousa doggedly sees his way through.

    All very well, but unless he can start to make some inroads into Murray's serve all the gritty holds are not going to save him in this opener.

  68. Get involved

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    Ross McD: Marathon first game, Murray breaking Sousa down piece by piece. Can't see him winning many of them in this match now.

  69. Murray 3-1 Sousa*

    Ballgirl

    It seems the ballgirls' outfits at Roland Garros have been inspired by the anarchic cheerleaders from Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit video.

    Andy Murray rattles through another service game to love. Eight unanswered points off his tee-off so far.

    He is moving and hitting aggressively and it suits him.

  70. Post update

    *Murray 2-1 Sousa

    Oh, you devil.

    Joao Sousa deftly dusts a top-spinning lob over the top of an advancing Andy Murray, splashing down just inside the baseline for 40-30.

    Sousa punches away a winner to make his first mark on the scoreboard in the next rally.

    Andy Murray
  71. Post update

    Murray 2-0 Sousa*

    Well, that was a lot more straightforward.

    A 12-minute opening game is followed up with a 90-second hold to love by Murray.

    Lengthy tussles on Sousa's serve followed by blitzkrieg holds from Murray - i think that is the rhythm we are going to be dancing to today.

  72. Defeat sucks - Wozniacki

    Wozniacki

    In case you missed it earlier in the day, fifth seed Caroline Wozniacki was knocked out of the tournament 6-4 7-6 (7-4) by Germany's Julia Goerges.

    Goerges, ranked 72nd in the world, has won all three meetings between the pair on clay.

    "I think especially on clay she has a way to make me feel like I'm not playing very well," Wozniacki said. "I think there are just some players that it's a tough match-up for you no matter the rankings.

    "Obviously she has given me trouble in the past and she gave me trouble again today so that kind of sucks."

  73. Get involved

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    Jamie: No one at all seems to be giving Sousa a hope whatsoever. This makes me nervous.

    L Higgins: Murray and Sousa providing scintillating and brutal tennis early on. Going to be a challenging game for Murray.

  74. Murray breaks

    *Murray 1-0 Sousa

    Joao Sousa dumps a cross-court forehand into the net to put himself into an immediate bit of bother at 15-30. First serve missed, a Sousa backhand south of the tape and Murray has a couple of tasty break points to tuck into at 15-40.

    Sousa presses to the net to try and stem the flow of points. He manages to hustle Murray out of his first break chance and then frustrates the Scot with slicing defensive backhands to make it to deuce.

    Murray works up two break points, one with a lovely wrong-footed forehand volley patted down the line, but can't convert either.

    Seven minutes on the clock and on they grind.

    Egalite for an apparent eternity.

    Murray gets the umpire out of his chair to check on a Sousa forefand up on his baseline. Up pops the finger, down drop the sides of Sousa's frown and Murray finally converts with a massive swatted backhand down the line.

    Some fine panama hats being sported in the posh seats by the way. Kim Sears could do with one as she tries to wrest control of her hair back from the swirling Parisian winds.

    Andy Murray breaks
  75. Post update

    Joao Sousa will have the honour, teeing off with the first serve of the match.

  76. How now Joao?

    Joao Sousa

    Joao Sousa warmed up for Roland Garros by reaching the final of the clay-court warm-up in Geneva, losing to Brazilian Thomaz Bellucci.

    The 26-year-old is bidding to become the first Portuguese man ever to reach the third round of the French Open.

    If he does so he will have overturned not only a rotten run of form against Murray - who has beaten him in their last five meetings - but also against Top 10-ranked opponents.

    He has lost 14 of his 15 meetings with the game's elite - with the one upset coming against Spain's David Ferrer in Kuala Lumpur in 2013.

    He is 20-1 with the bookies to win this. Even in a two-horse race, those seem skinny odds.

  77. Post update

    Right, Rafael Nadal has signed off on a 6-4 6-3 6-1 win over Nicolas Almagro, charmed the crowd with a little bit of pigeon French and headed back for a debrief with Uncle Toni.

    Andy Murray - head to toe in business-like black - is just going through his warm-up. Sousa is keeping it a little more casual with a back-to-front baseball cap.

    Andy Murray warms up
  78. Post update

    Andy Murray
  79. Post update

    BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    There is live commentary of Murray v Sousa - and Heather Watson's ding-dong with Sloane Stephens - on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra.

    You know the drill by now. A quick click on the live coverage tab at the top of this page will bring coverage straight to your lugholes.

  80. Williams survives scare

    Serena Williams

    Top seed Serena Williams survives losing the opening set to beat Germany's Anna-Lena Friedsam, 105th in the world, 5-7 6-3 6-3.

    Williams, the top seed, made five double faults and 21 unforced errors in the first set but recovers to progress into the third round.

  81. Then there were two...

    Heather Watson

    Andy Murray has just one another Briton alongside him in the singles draws in Paris.

    Fellow British number one Heather Watson is taking on American Sloane Stephens later today on Court Seven.

    They will take to the floor once Belinda Bencic and Madison Keys - currently warming up - are done with it.

    Young gun Kyle Edmund had to withdraw from the competition last night after straining a stomach muscle.

  82. Vote

    Andy Murray's best runs at the French Open came in 2011 and 2014, taking him to the semi-finals.

    In a Play Your Cards Right style, are you saying higher or lower than that this year?

    Our vote on how far Murray will progress in the 2015 event is open for business on the right-hand side of this page or in the tab at the top on mobiles.

    Click away.

  83. Andy Murray's potential route to the final

    Nick Kyrgios

    Round three: Nick Kyrgios (Australia, seeding 29)

    Round four: John Isner (US, seeding 16)

    Quarter-final: David Ferrer (Spain, seeding 7)

    Semi-final: Novak Djokovic (Serbia, seeding 1) / Rafael Nadal (Spain, seeding 6)

    Final: Roger Federer (Switzerland, seeding 2)

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    Piers Newbery

    BBC Sport at Roland Garros

    "Murray's most significant matches against Sousa have come at the Australian Open, where two years ago they basically played in a furnace otherwise known as the Hisense Arena.

    "Conditions are very different today, with a beautiful Paris morning turning into a cool and overcast afternoon.

    "The centre court clay has been slow all week according to Murray, and it's likely to remain so for his first encounter with Sousa on the 'terre battue'.

    "The Portuguese is actually more of a hard-court player than a 'dirtballer' but he will hope a change of scenery will lead to a different result."

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    Andy Murray

    Murray disposed of Argentina's Facundo Arguello 6-3 6-3 6-1 in the first round.

    He did not leave a lot of sweat on that towel.

    The British number one has not dropped a set in five previous meetings with today's opponent Joao Sousa.

    His hotel laundry might not be over-worked tonight either.

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    Rafael Nadal

    Short on confidence? Struggling with his racquet? Cowed by Novak Djokovic's barnstorming start to the year?

    Well, waft the red dust of Roland Garros under his nose and suddenly Rafael Nadal is back in the room.

    The nine-time champion is in the final stages of wiping out fellow Spaniard Nicolas Almagro on Court Philippe-Chatrier in a mighty impressive performance.

    Andy Murray - who beat Nadal in the Madrid final a few weeks ago - is waiting in the wings to see what he can follow up with.

    Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal in Madrid