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  1. Bedene v Busta: 7-6 (7-4) 6-3 4-6 5-7 6-2
  2. Bedene could face Djokovic next
  3. Bedene world no 66, Carreno Busta 43

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By Mike Henson

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Bye for now

Novak Djokovic

Right, we are heading for the hills.

As he depart let me tell you that Novak Djokovic has taken a tight first set 7-5 against Steve Darcis on Court Suzanne Lenglen.

Over on Philippe Chatrier, Rafael Nadal is just a game away from confirming his spot in the third round. The nine-time champion has been in impressive form against Argentine Facundo Bagnis.

You can keep across all the latest from Paris via our live scores page.

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Andrew Neill: Wow, i went into a meeting at 2-0 to Bedene and expected it to be all over soon. Guess this lapse shows he's British at heart.

Bedene into third round

Le Britannique Bedene se qualifie pour le 3ème tour après sa victoire en 5 sets sur Carreno-Busta. Il retrouvera Djokovic ou Darcis. #RG16

Bien sur. 

Aljaz Bedene's progress through to the third round at Roland Garros means this is his best ever Grand Slam campaign.

He made the second round at Wimbledon and the US Open last year.

'Bedene should shout more'

Bedene 7-6 (7-4) 6-3 4-6 5-7 6-2 Carreno Busta

Simon Briggs

Daily Telegraph tennis correspondent on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

"Carreno Busta was moving very well in the fourth and then suddenly in the fifth he was struggling. I wonder how much that helped Bedene. He's such a humble fellow, and I think he should shout more often. He's in the third round."

Bedene 7-6 (7-4) 6-3 4-6 5-7 6-2 Correno Busta

Pablo Correno Busta was a lame duck by that final set. The Spaniard - who was troubled by a sore thigh - could not keep covering the outer reaches of the court.

Bedene did not have to be for the lines, just keep his man moving. That was enough to break down the Spaniard's game.

Game, set and match Bedene

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Aljaz Bedene, neck sinews straining, turns and bellows in triumph as Pablo Correno Busta's final forehand drifts long.

The British number two is into the French Open third round for the first time. Novak Djokovic is likely to be his opponent as well. 

Bedene 7-6 (7-4) 6-3 4-6 5-7 5-2 *Correno Busta

One more service hold and Aljaz Bedene is further into uncharted territory.

The Briton keeps strong and steady, hitting his marks out wide to keep the ball out of the reach of Pablo Correno Busta.

The Spaniard has lost all three of his previous matches that have gone to five sets.

Around the courts

Jamie Murray & Bruno Soares
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Good news for fans of Team Murray, as Jamie and his doubles partner Bruno Soares win in straight sets against Russia's Evgeny Donskoy and Andrey Kuznetsov to reach the second round of the competition.

Bedene breaks

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Tempting fate, but I think we might have just seen the match decided.

Aljaz Bedene gets his man chasing at the back of the court and suddenly Pablo Carreno Busta looks like he is feeling his dodgy thigh.

A pinging forehand into the open court brings up 15-30. The Briton takes the next for 15-40.

Two break points. Bedene converts the first as he goes hunting the lines again.

And Busta looks a little bust as he flops in vain chase of that last shot.

Bedene 7-6 (7-4) 6-3 4-6 5-7 3-2 *Correno Busta

Aljaz Bedene keeps doing just enough.

The Briton grits his teeth and grinds out the difficult points, coming through from a bit of danger at 30-30.

*Bedene 7-6 (7-4) 6-3 4-6 5-7 2-2 Correno Busta

The worry for Aljaz Bedene is that Pablo Correno Busta is holding his serve with a lot more comfort than the Briton.

The Spaniard speeds through a service game to love to swing the spotlight back on Bedene.

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Bedene 7-6 (7-4) 6-3 4-6 5-7 2-1 *Correno Busta

Aljaz Bedene does enough to keep Pablo Correno Busta from the door.

There is a little bit of concern in the British camp as Correno Busta clambers into a backhand return to punish a second serve that he had seen coming for 40-30.

But some smart work - a pummeling groundstroke, confident advance and winner down the middle - seals the game for Bedene.

*Bedene 7-6 (7-4) 6-3 4-6 5-7 1-1 Correno Busta

Pablo Correno Busta looks to be ticking over just fine in spite of his mummified left thigh.

The Spaniard's serve is feisty and he finishes the game with a fine backhand that beats Bedene via a snick on the net wire.

Around the courts

Rafa Nadal

Argentine Facundo Bagnis must've been dreaming of an upset when he broke Rafa Nadal early on, but the king of Roland Garros is steamrollering a path into the next round now. He leads 6-3 4-0. It was good while it lasted, albeit briefly, eh Facundo?

Bedene 7-6 (7-4) 6-3 4-6 5-7 1-0 *Correno Busta

Aljaz Bedene sets about adding fifth-set defeat to Pablo Correno Busta's leg pain.

The Briton rattles though a service hold to 15.

Now, how's that service arm feeling Pablo?

*Bedene 7-6 (7-4) 6-3 4-6 5-7 0-0 Correno Busta

The players are taking breaks of different kinds ahead of the deciding set.

Pablo Carreno Busta is being sorted out by a trainer - he seems to have picked up a problem with his left thigh.

It did not seem to be hindering the Spaniard too much in that fourth set, but he has had some heavy strapping wrapped around the muscle.

Aljaz Bedene is back from the loo just in time to note his opponent's troubles.

'Carreno is showing progress'

*Bedene 7-6 (7-4) 6-3 4-6 5-7 Carreno Busta

Simon Briggs

Daily Telegraph tennis correspondent on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

"Carreno Busta has made progress since that last set by being really aggressive - however there is a risk that goes with that too."

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Correno Busta wins the fourth set

*Bedene 7-6 (7-4) 6-3 4-6 5-7 Correno Busta

Pablo Carreno Busta with a death-or-glory forehand down the line moves 30-15.

Is that the decisive shot of the game? The one that propels him over the final few yards?

Nope, Bedene gets to a drop-shot with time to spare and sends a spitting surprise forehand reply, loaded with top-spin, deep and good to set up break point at 30-40.

Correno Busta survives, just, as he scrapes around on the back of the court.

The Spaniard has more lives than a Buddhist cat as he gets out of jail on another break point, guessing right to get to what looked a certain winner from Bedene.

But he has made it - via some serve-volley shenanigans - we are into a decider.

Correno Busta breaks

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Roll up, roll up.

Aljaz Bedene is walking the tight-rope. And the Briton has a bad attack of vertigo.

With an open invite of a mid-court bounce, he overcooks to give Correno-Busta 30-40.

An off-balance forehand hump into the net and the Spaniard will serve for the set once more.

Aljaz on the ball

Bedene 7-6 (7-4) 6-3 4-6 5-5 Carreno Busta

Simon Briggs

Daily Telegraph tennis correspondent on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

"I had questioned Aljaz's mental fortitude, but he's showing some at the moment."

Bedene breaks back

*Bedene 7-6 (7-4) 6-3 4-6 5-5 Correno Busta

Aljaz Bedene's turn to grip the fist and growl some self-congratulation as he forces Pablo Carreno Busta long for 15-30.

And here come some of those tennis gremlins to unscrew the Spaniard's game. A wonky looking backhand ends in the net. 15-40 and two break-back points for Bedene.

With the insurance of a second break points, the Briton takes the initiative with a walloped forehand.

Fortune favours the brave. it is too good for Pablo Correna Busta. Parity.

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Bedene 7-6 (7-4) 6-3 4-6 4-5 *Correno Busta

We are fast-forwarding to the conclusion of this fourth set like someone playing box-set catch-up.

Aljaz Bedene holds serve in swift style with Pablo Correno Busta taking just one point in small change.

The Spaniard serves to send this one to a decider next.

*Bedene 7-6 (7-4) 6-3 4-6 3-5 Correno Busta

Having let it slip once, Pablo Correno Busta tightens his grip on the fourth set with a statement-of-intent hold crowned with a thumper of a serve.

Correno Busta breaks

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"Vamos!" hollers Pablo Carreno Busta, as he lamps a backhand second-serve return away for 15-40 and a look at two break points.

He only needs the one, working Bedene over with a zippy little cross-court forehand and then walloping away a winning volley from the floaty defensive response.

Bedene had parity in the set for about three minutes.

Berdych is through

After a brief scare in losing the second set, Belgium's Tomas Berdych is through to the next round following a 6-1 2-6 6-2 6-4 victory over Malek Jaziri.

Not many will want to cross Berdych in the next round...

Tomas Berdych

'It came off for Bedene'

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Simon Briggs

Daily Telegraph tennis correspondent on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

"Brilliant tennis from Bedene. He was all over the back of the court, but when he had the opportunity he played a bold drop shot and it came off."

Aljaz Bedene
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Bedene breaks back

*Bedene 7-6 (7-4) 6-3 4-6 3-3 Correno Busta

This is more like it from Aljaz Bedene. Much more like it.

A forehand crunched past Correno Busta's flaying arm brings up 0-30.

More fire funnelled down the Spaniard's backhand wing and Bedene has 0-40 and three break points.

And then what a way to seal it.

Correno Busta on a string as he is dragged left, right and finally forward by a teasing drop-shot.

That leaves acres of red dirt unguarded behind him and Bedene plonks the final shot right into the heart of it to take the break back.

Bedene 7-6 (7-4) 6-3 4-6 2-3 Correno-Busta*

Aljaz Bedene rattles through a whistle-stop service hold to love.

All great, but unless he can apply a little pressure to the Correno Busta tee-off then it is all in vain in this set.

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This is already feeling like ominously like the third set.

Early advantage to Spain and and the man from Gijon never lets up.

Bedene 7-6 (7-4) 6-3 4-6 1-2 Correno Busta*

Aljaz Bedene is teetering dangerously at 30-40 and one point away from slipping a double break down.

The Briton dons his tin hat though and battles his way though to cling onto his serve.

Given the way that Carreno Busta is playing at the moment, that might well have been curtains for the Briton in the fourth set.

Aljaz Bedene
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Pablo Carreno Busta has started the fourth set at an canter.

He wins his first service game to love to make it eight unanswered points.

'Bedene does not seem happy with this court'

Bedene 7-6 (7-4) 6-3 4-6 Carreno Busta

Simon Briggs

Daily Telegraph tennis correspondent on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

"The umpire and ground officials are inspecting the back of the court, and are looking possibly to do some running repairs.

"You find that the dust can be removed from the surface, and you get this stone underneath. Bedene keeps looking at the back of the court and he doesn't seem happy with it."

Carrreno Busta breaks

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Aljaz Bedene has come off the boil entirely.

The Briton who was sizzling like a schezwan starter in the second set, is now looking flat as week-old cola.

He is broken to love as Pablo Correno Busta discovers the touch of namesake Picasso with a dab of a drop shot for the final shot of the game.

Carreno Busta wins third set

Bedene 7-6 (7-4) 6-3 4-6 Carreno Busta*

Aljaz Bedene briefly looks like making the final game interesting, but he cannot convert 0-15 into any serious pressure.

The Briton looked a little like he had given up the third set for lost a bit of time ago.

Whatever energy he kept back, now would be a good time to splurge it and finish this match.

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Bedene 7-6 (7-4) 6-3 4-5 Carreno Busta*

Aljaz Bedene races into a 40-0 lead, flirts with an early exit from the third set as he is pegged back to deuce, and finally sorts himself out to hold.

Over to you Pablo.

Around the courts

Timea Bacsinszky

Eighth seed Timea Bacsinszky is safely through after defeating Eugenie Bouchard 6-4 6-4 on the show court first up this morning. Also through are Ana Ivanovic and Carla Suarez Navarro.

In the men's draw, Tomas Berdych has dropped a set against Tunisia's world number 72 Malek Jaziri. They are one set apeice at present.

There's plenty more live score updates over here.

*Bedene 7-6 (7-4) 6-3 3-5 Carreno Busta

Pablo Carreno Busta shows no sign of letting this one slip though his fingers.

He moves to within spitting distance of the third set.

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A spangly pair of red trousers spotted courtside.

They are teamed, almost inevitably, with a sports blazer, a VIP enclosure lanyard and boat shoes.

Surely that is a look that doesn't get much traction at in the world capital of fashion?

Bedene holds serve to keep his hand in this set.

*Bedene 7-6 (7-4) 6-3 2-4 Carreno Busta

Pablo Carreno Busta steams through a service game. A hold to fifteen.

That is all he needs to do in this third set, with a break already tucked in his back pocket.


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Radio can't bring you images, but we can... what do you think?

Colin Fleming and James Anderson

I'm getting a touch of the Gianluigi Buffons in Colin Fleming's slick look as well...