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  1. Murray beats Bourgue 6-2 2-6 4-6 6-2 6-3
  2. Edmund loses to Isner 4-6 4-6 4-6
  3. GB's Watson loses 6-1 6-3 to Kuznetsova
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By Caroline Chapman

All times stated are UK

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I dunno about you, but I'm going to have to lie down in a dark room after all that drama.

You can read about Andy Murray's epic match here.

We'll be back tomorrow for day five of the French Open. 

Au revoir. 

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French Open 2016

So that makes it two Brits left in the French Open.

Kyle Edmund is out, after losing to John Isner in three sets.

Heather Watson is out after losing in straight sets to Svetlana Kuznetsova.

Andy Murray is through (just) and Aljaz Bedene is first up on court six tomorrow against the fantastically named Pablo Carreno Busta. 

Barry Flatman

Tennis correspondent for the Sunday Times on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

"Andy Murray will recover but however strong you are long matches take their toll physically and emotionally.

"He shouldn't be lacking in confidence but it's a mystery how his game has suddenly deflated in the way it did during those second and third sets."

Murray through to third round

Murray 6-2 2-6 4-6 6-2 6-3 Bourgue

Here's what Andy Murray had to say:

"Mathias was excellent and made me run a lot. He's got a fantastic future for sure.

"I led 6-2 2-0 then he started playing unbelievably and I was finding it hard to win points, let alone games. I've played matches like this before and tried to fight through to the end because opponents can hit a rough patch.

"You can't play too many matches like this if you want to go far in this tournament. I hope to win the next one a little bit faster."

So do we, Andy. So do we. 

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Murray through in five sets

Murray 6-2 2-6 4-6 6-2 6-3 Bourgue

Mathias Bourgue's speaking to the crowd. It's at this point I wish I could remember my French GCSE.

Judging by the look on his face, he's a bit overwhelmed. He gets a rousing reception as he walks off with a massive grin on his face.

Russell Fuller

BBC tennis correspondent in Paris

"What an extraordinary performance from Bourgue who played an exceptional game of tennis in set number three after Murray's game went spectacularly off the rails in the second.

"But Murray has done it again and come from behind to win in five sets. Who knows how much this has taken out of his tank and whether he can find the form to challenge the likes of Djokovic and Nadal, but he is the ultimate street fighter and has crawled over the line again."

Game, set and match

Murray 6-2 2-6 4-6 6-2 6-3 Bourgue

Bourgue can only return into the net. Murray FINALLY seals it. 

What. A. Match. 

The crowd are on their feet! 

Remember Mathias Bourgue's name. Surely a star for the future. 

Andy Murray
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Match point

Murray 6-2 2-6 4-6 6-2 5-3 Bourgue*

Three hours and 33 minutes later....

40-30 Murray. His first serve is out. Second serve we go.

Murray 6-2 2-6 4-6 6-2 5-3 Bourgue*

Murray serves for the match. Again. 

He wins the first point, before a backhand battle ensure and eventually Bourgue wins out with his 25th winner of the match. 15-15. 

Bourgue snatches another point! 15-30. Surely he can't break again, can he? 

The pair run each other riot. As Bourgue tries to flick a shot over his shoulder from the baseline it goes out. 30-30. 

*Murray 6-2 2-6 4-6 6-2 5-3 Bourgue

Bourgue is still producing some wonderful winners. His forehand beats Murray and he's 30-15 to the good.

Murray is matching him, though. An angled shot cross-court brings it to 30-30.

And now Bourgue wins an intense rally to make it 40-30 and holds with a whopping back hand. He earns a standing ovation from the Paris crowd.  

This is insane. 

Andy Murray

Murray 6-2 2-6 4-6 6-2 5-2 Bourgue*

Three hours and 25 minutes of typing and I'm exhausted. 

How has Bourgue found the energy to break the second seed?!

Bourgue breaks

Murray 6-2 2-6 4-6 6-2 5-2 Bourgue*

I spoke too soon. Murray is 15-30 down on his service game, after a really shoddy forehand dropped past the baseline. 

And then he hits into the net after a long rally. 15-40. Oh heck. Two break points to the Frenchman.

Bourgue fails with the first one. 30-40. 

Does he take the second? YES!

Andy Murray

Murray breaks again

*Murray 6-2 2-6 4-6 6-2 5-1 Bourgue

Is it safe to look yet? 

Murray breaks and he serves for the match!

Murray 6-2 2-6 4-6 6-2 4-1 Bourgue*

Mathias Bourgue's error count is growing in this fifth set and Murray is capitalising. 

The Scot races into a 40-0 lead...but the Frenchman isn't going to take it lying down. 

He claws back to 40-30 before hitting into the net, and Murray holds. 

Mathias Bourgue

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You could watch the entire Matrix trilogy in the amount of time Murray has spent on court at the French Open so far (6hr 43min).

Murray > Keanu Reeves 

Murray breaks in fifth

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

Here we are then. Is this the turning point? 

Murray snatches Bourgue's service game. Crucial timing from the Scot. It's like he's done it all before...

Andy Murray

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Rory Cameron: Murray grinding when not firing on all cylinders! #truesignofachamp Save your best for the final. 

Murray 6-2 2-6 4-6 6-2 2-1 Bourgue*

Murray breathes a sigh of relief as Bourgue's shot is ruled out and he pulls back to 30-30. 

The Brit moves to 40-30 and an error from the Frenchman sees Murray hold. 

This is too close for comfort. 

Andy Murray

*Murray 6-2 2-6 4-6 6-2 1-1 Bourgue

This is a proper battle and the crowd are loving it. The umpire tries to get them to calm down but the cheers get louder.

It turns into comedy boos when Bourgue is adjudged to have put out a second serve on deuce. Break point to Murray.

Bourgue gets it back to deuce with an overhead lob and gains the advantage. 

And an outrageously good drop shot sees the Frenchman hold.


Mathias Bourgue

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Steve Castellino: Andy Murray giving the nation a heart attack for the second time in consecutive days.

Sean West: Hate that Murray is putting us through all this! Sport is the best though, right?

Hell yeah!

Murray 6-2 2-6 4-6 6-2 1-0 Bourgue*

You can tell old Andy is back because the shouts of "come on!" are getting louder and louder.

He wins a long rally with a frankly ridiculous diagonal drop shot, and hastily holds serve. 

Andy Murray

Russell Fuller

BBC tennis correspondent in Paris

"This has been fabulous drama. Murray is now in the position to put this match away but Bourgue has been superb so take nothing for granted."

Murray and five-setters

  • Murray’s win over Radek Stepanek was his ninth five-set match-winin his last 10 five-set matches
  • His only five-set defeat in that time came against Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals at Roland Garros in 2015
  • Murray has a 6-2 win-loss record in five-set matches at Roland Garros and a 21-7 five-set win-loss record overall.

Game and fourth set

*Murray 6-2 2-6 4-6 6-2 Bourgue

The old Andy Murray is back!

He earns triple break point and a Bourgue double fault hands it to the British number one on a plate. 

To five sets we go (again)..

Andy Murray

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Bob Bobert: Murray cannot afford 5 setters against weaker players - he needs to knuckle down and beat these guys straight.

Jack: Is Andy Murray trying to set a record for most sets taken to win a slam?

T: I think his performance thus far answers the BBC's question of whether Murray could be the new "King of Clay".

Do you think we jinxed him with thisheadline?

Murray 6-2 2-6 4-6 5-2 Bourgue*

Ay up, is there more trouble ahead for Murray? It's 15-30. 

The pair go toe-to-toe at the net and the Scotsman wins the point with a perfect drop shot. 

A sweet backhand down the tramline makes it 40-30 and Murray holds after Bourgue fails to return. 

*Murray 6-2 2-6 4-6 4-2 Bourgue

Bourgue's just smacked himself on the forehead with frustration as Murray levels 30-30. The Frenchman really doesn't want to undo all his good work.

But Murray is back in business. A sensational forehand squeaks into the corner to earn him break point.

We draw back to deuce after Murray hits out.

Bourgue's ace down the middle gives him the advantage and he finds a winner to hold. That should calm him down a bit. 

Mathias Bourgue

Murray 6-2 2-6 4-6 4-1 Bourgue*

Murray's back on it. He's back in the game.

The Scotsman holds his serve to love. That's more like it from the second seed. 

Murray breaks Bourgue

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

A little dummy from Bourgue has got Murray riled. Grrrrrrr. Can he use his anger in the right way? 

Small, but significant, errors are creeping into Bourgue's game and Murray has break point.

Murray snatches it. And now he roars!  

Murray 6-2 2-6 4-6 2-1 Bourgue*

Do we spy a recovery from Monsieur Murray? 

The British number one holds his serve with relative ease. 

Maybe a T-shirt change was all he needed?

Andy Murray

Game, set and match Isner

Isner 6-4 6-4 6-4 Edmund

Kyle Edmund's French Open is over in the second round.

It seems the big serve of John Isner was too much as the Briton lost in straight sets.

Edmund had his chances, notably when he got to 0-40 in the sixth game of the second set, but Isner dug himself out of the hole and moves through to a third-round meeting with Teymuraz Gabashvili.

*Murray 6-2 2-6 4-6 1-1 Bourgue

Bourgue + ace = 30-0

Murray + net = 40-0

Bourgue + outstanding backhand fired down court = game.


Mathias Bourgue

Murray 6-2 2-6 4-6 1-0 Bourgue*

Murray advantage gone. Back to deuce. Sounds obvious, but the Brit needs to wrap this up sharpish and move on.

A wonderful forehand winner sees him regain the advantage, and Bourgue pulls a shot just wide.

Murray does hold.

Murray 6-2 2-6 4-6 0-0 Bourgue*

Murray's activated the same tactic he used against Stepanek. He's changed his shirt colour - this time from black to white.

Doesn't really look like it's helping just yet - Bourgue has two break points. 

Murray chalks off one and then chalks off the second with a spectacular forehand. Deuce.

Bourgue has the advantage but a drop shot from Murray negates it.

Deuce again. 


Barry Flatman

Tennis correspondent for the Sunday Times on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

"Write off the second set as a bad set for Murray but that was tennis of a top-10 player from Bourgue in the third.

"Perhaps he will never play a set of tennis like that again but if he does Murray will be out and packed off to prepare for the grass."

Game and third set

*Murray 6-2 2-6 4-6 Bourgue

World number 164 and Grand Slam debutant Mathias Bourgue has a 2-1 lead against second seed Andy Murray. 

Fancy that.

The Frenchman seals the second set with a powerful winner down Murray's right-hand side. 

What a story this could be. 

Mathias Bourgue

Murray 6-2 2-6 4-5 Bourgue*

An incredible, almost acrobatic, rally sees Bourgue move 15-30 clear. He is loving life right now and has absolutely no fear.

The Frenchman takes the game to deuce with a patient forehand winner. 

Bourgue hits millimeters wide of the whitewash to hand Murray the advantage and the Scotsman holds. Just. 

Game and second set Isner

Isner 6-4 6-4 Edmund

American John Isner continues to make life hard for Kyle Edmund on court 14.

The 6ft 10in 15th seed has taken the second set by the same score as the opening set.

Perhaps Andy and Kyle should swap matches...

Kyle Edmund
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*Murray 6-2 2-6 3-5 Bourgue

An overhead smash from Bourgue sends the crowd wild. They are really behind their boy now.

He leads 40-0. Can he hold another service game to love? 

Yes, yes he can.

After a sensational rally the Frenchman pings a delicate forehand over from close range. 

Murray serves to stay in the set. 

Murray 6-2 2-6 3-4 Bourgue*

When Murray staged his comeback against Stepanek in the first round, he was roaring like a lion. 

But right now, he's mumbling to himself, or to his box. He looks perplexed. 

The Brit is undone again by a Bourgue backhand and the Frenchman has two break points. 

A beauty down the line from Murray makes it 30-40 and a sliding drop shot takes it to deuce. 

Advantage Murray after an ace - his fastest of the match so far - and he holds after Bourgue's return finds the net.