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Summary

  1. Andy Murray beats Juan Martin del Potro 7-6 (10-8) 7-5 6-0
  2. Briton to face John Isner or Karen Khachanov in fourth round
  3. Kyle Edmund loses to Kevin Anderson in five sets
  4. South African wins 6-7 (6-8) 7-6 (7-4) 5-7 6-1 6-4

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By Amy Lofthouse and Jonathan Jurejko

All times stated are UK

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More from Andy Murray: "I'm starting to feel better. I was really looking forward to the French Open. This is one of the most important tournaments of the year.

"I wanted to come and play some good tennis. Each day I'm feeling a little bit better."

Alan MacDonald

Jamie Murray's coach on BBC Radio 5 live

That was very impressive and extremely encouraging, not only the way he won the match but also the way he battled through that first set, so a fantastic effort physically and mentally.

'Whoever won first set had momentum'

Murray 7-6 (10-8) 7-5 6-0 Del Potro

Britain's Andy Murray after his7-6 (10-8) 7-5 6-0 win: "Whoever won that first set had big momentum. It's slow and heavy and coming back in these conditions is difficult.

"I thought I played some good tennis toward the end and I expected a tough match.

"It was tough. I think he was playing much better than me in the first set. Both of us hand some chances in the first set, the second set was the same. Both those sets could have gone either way."

Russell Fuller

BBC tennis correspondent at Roland Garros

Andy Murray is not playing Rafa Nadal tennis - the Spaniard looks head and shoulders above the rest - but it's starting to come together.

Game, set and match - Murray

Murray 7-6 (10-8) 7-5 6-0 Del Potro

Done and dusted! Just 28 minutes for the final set and Andy Murray is through to the last 16.

There's plenty there for Murray to be pleased about, particularly the way he went about that final set. He was moving well and once he got the momentum over Del Potro in the final set, he didn't let up.

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*Murray 7-6 (10-8) 7-5 5-0 Del Potro

Forehand into the net from Del Potro and it's advantage Murray - but his forehand is wild and Murray swishes the racquet above his head in annoyance.

Ah! That's lovely from Murray, reaching Del Potro's little tonk over the net and thudding it beyond him. Second match point!

*Murray 7-6 (10-8) 7-5 5-0 Del Potro

Ooft! A forehand from Murray finds the line and even draws a smile from Lendl as his charge saves the first break point.

Murray spins his racquet before running to the net at the last second and tapping the ball over with plenty of spin. Deuce!

*Murray 7-6 (10-8) 7-5 5-0 Del Potro

The first strike goes to Del Potro with a dinky overhead, before he wins another battle at the back with a tidy backhand drop shot.

That's ferocious from Murray! He meets Del Potro's backhand down the line and hammers the ball right into the corner of the court. That's two break points to Del Potro, though, as Murray returns into the net.

Murray
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*Murray 7-6 (10-8) 7-5 5-0 Del Potro

Here we go then. Murray, serving for the match...

Murray breaks a third time

*Murray 7-6 (10-8) 7-5 5-0 Del Potro

Furious from Murray, just dancing forward and slamming a forehand beyond Del Potro's despairing drive, before Del Potro responds with a jig forward and a forehand of his own.

Lendl is as inscrutable as ever as he watches on from the box, the pressure on Murray's opponent now. Another lovely lob from Murray, and Del Potro can only flap at fresh air.

Murray will be serving for the match, and a place in the last 16.

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Russell Fuller

BBC tennis correspondent at Roland Garros

This should be the end of the story for Del Potro. The confidence is starting to flow from Murray now.

Murray 7-6 (10-8) 7-5 4-0 Del Potro*

Del Potro has spent a lot of time today running towards the net and watching the ball drop right in front of his nose.

Murray is on the move now, whacking forehands with abandon, and Del Potro can't keep up. A bit of a wobble from Murray on serve but he recovers swiftly, drawing a forehand error out of Del Potro.

'Positivity' key for Team Murray

Piers Newbery

BBC Sport at Roland Garros

Davis Cup captain Leon Smith has had a busy day, with mixed fortunes so far, having started with Kyle Edmund on Court Two before making the very short walk through the multitudes to Chatrier.

He's in row two of the Team Murray bench, with coaches Ivan Lendl and Jamie Delgado, plus fitness squad Matt Little and Mark Bender, in the front-row firing line. Exuding positivity is their task.

Murray breaks again

*Murray 7-6 (10-8) 7-5 3-0 Del Potro

This could be a case of famous last words but it feels like Del Potro is fading now.

Murray whirs to three break points solely through his forehand, beating a sprawling Del Potro for pace at either side of the court, before a winner wraps up the game. He's speeding along now.

Murray 7-6 (10-8) 7-5 2-0 Del Potro*

When it doesn't go your way... a bobble off the net from Del Potro drops onto his side, just after he'd lashed a forehand long.

He finally gets on the board when Murray blips on a return but, despite a bit of trouble getting his balance to serve, it's a straightforward hold for Murray.

*Murray 7-6 (10-8) 7-5 1-0 Del Potro

Alan MacDonald

Jamie Murray's coach on BBC Radio 5 live

Having quite a tough draw has been good for Andy and he's setting himself up for a very good tournament. He's never beaten Del Potro in straight sets though.

Murray gets early break

*Murray 7-6 (10-8) 7-5 1-0 Del Potro

Murray does play that lob to brilliant effect and he somehow manages to get racquet on a 115mph forehand from Del Potro. Del Potro's not letting him have it, though, and slaps the ball back furiously.

Two break points for Murray come quickly, just as they did in the second set, and there's a yell of annoyance from the Brit as he hands one back with a forehand error.

That's out from Del Potro though, too much fire behind the forehand, and the early break goes to Murray.

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Murray 7-6 (10-8) 7-5 Del Potro*

Del Potro has only won once from being two set downs in 15 attempts - and Murray has only ever lost once from two sets up in a Grand Slam.

A change of shirt from Murray, who has gone from white to navy.

Piers Newbery

BBC Sport at Roland Garros

Murray might be two sets up but there's still plenty of interest in events on Chatrier, where Del Potro is very much the crowd favourite. Years of injury problems, an exciting game and generally being a nice bloke make him the fans' favourite wherever he goes. Unless he's playing Roger Federer.

Weather update - still cool, still breezy, still grey, still OK.

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Edmund out

Edmund 7-6 (8-6) 6-7 (4-7) 7-5 1-6 4-6 Anderson

South Africa's Kevin Anderson after edging past British number two Kyle Edmund: "Kyle is a great player and it came down to one or two points. I'm pleased to be through."

Game and second set - Murray

Murray 7-6 (10-8) 7-5 Del Potro

Does it with an ace! Murray takes the second set in just a little over an hour.

*Murray 7-6 (10-8) 6-5 Del Potro

Right, can Murray close it out this time?

He goes back to the drop shot but it sits up nicely for Del Potro to hammer it past Murray.

Del Potro spoons the ball into the crowd yet again, before overworking a forehand - that's two set points for Murray...

Murray breaks

*Murray 7-6 (10-8) 6-5 Del Potro

Oh! Wonderful from Murray, mixing up his shots, bringing Del Potro forward before eventually lobbing over him.

He'll serve for the second set - again.

Murray
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Game, set and match - Anderson

Edmund 7-6 (8-6) 6-7 (4-7) 7-5 1-6 4-6 Anderson

Now it's over.

Anderson moves into the net to volley himself 40-30 ahead, then hammers down a hefty first serve that Edmund can only bat back into the net.

Not to be for the British number two today in the end.

But he can be more than happy with his performance, both today and at Roland Garros over the past week.

He has reached the third round in Paris for the first time and pushed a former top-10 player all the way.

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Del Potro saves three break points

Murray 7-6 (10-8) 5-5 Del Potro*

Oops. This is a little messy from Del Potro and suddenly, Murray has three break points as Del Potro's forehand and the net become well acquainted.

Del Potro saves the first with a big serve and responds well again, throwing an overhead Murray's way, and now it's just one break point for the Briton.

And he's saved it! Brilliant, brilliant work from Del Potro, a huge serve that Murray somehow returns before Del Potro fizzed that forehand beyond him. Decue!

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Edmund 7-6 (8-6) 6-7 (4-7) 7-5 1-6 4-5 Anderson*

Even the most experienced players suffer from nerves. Anderson, the 31-year-old former world number 10, leads 30-0 and then coughs up a double fault.

And a tight forehand then drags Edmund level at 30-30. This ain't over yet...

Edmund 7-6 (8-6) 6-7 (4-7) 7-5 1-6 4-5 Anderson*

Now then. After three hours and 55 minutes, Kevin Anderson has the match on his racquet...

Del Potro breaks

Murray 7-6 (10-8) 5-5 Del Potro*

More furious mutterings from Murray as Del Potro gets the advantage - and the crowd start up a cheer of 'Delpo!' - but that's a poor return from Murray, and Del Potro has broken back!

Excellent resilience from the Argentine, pushing back at Murray at the most crucial time. Matches between these two are never simple, eh?!

Edmund loses serve

Edmund 7-6 (8-6) 6-7 (4-7) 7-5 1-6 4-5 Anderson*

Dammit. We've just jinxed Kyle Edmund.

The British number two's serve has looked pretty solid in recent games - then Kevin Anderson decides to turn on the gas.

A forehand winner down the line tees up two break points for the South African... he only needs one.

Sorry Kyle.

*Murray 7-6 (10-8) 5-4 Del Potro

Murray saves the first break point with a fine pacey serve - and then the second with a spinning backhand that Del Potro makes a real mess of returning. Excellent work from Murray, and he's within two points of the second set.

Break points for Del Potro

*Murray 7-6 (10-8) 5-4 Del Potro

Here we go, Murray serving for the second set, but there's a huge cheer for Del Potro as he picks up Murray's slice and dabs it over the net.

Twice the umpire asks for quiet - and in much politer terms than I'd have managed - but the noise cranks up again as Del Potro draws the error out of Murray's backhand. The Brit fumes with himself and recovers as Del Potro's loopy lob lands well out.

This is furious stuff now, both players pushed to either end of the court, and somehow, Del Potro has got himself back into this game with a fine, fizzing forehand! He's up two break points!

Del Potro
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*Edmund 7-6 (8-6) 6-7 (4-7) 7-5 1-6 4-4 Anderson

This tennis doctor is dishing out prescriptions all over the place. A hold to love for Anderson now.

We're almost at the four-hour mark. I think we still might be here at the six-hour mark...

Edmund 7-6 (8-6) 6-7 (4-7) 7-5 1-6 4-3 Anderson*

Just what the doctor ordered. A nice, easy, pressure-free hold for Kyle Edmund.

He races into a 40-0 lead and, although Anderson dusts the corner with a dreamy forehand winner, the Brit finishes the game like me or you would finish a fish and chip dinner. Quickly, with barely time to breath, and no mess.

*Murray 7-6 (10-8) 5-4 Del Potro

It's so handy, having a big serve that can get you out of any trouble, as Del Potro batters down his sixth ace of the set.

Murray somehow returns from deep on the right, spinning himself in circles, but he can't get forward to Del Potro's forehand drop shot. He's just found his rhythm again in these last few games, but Murray is just one game away.

*Edmund 7-6 (8-6) 6-7 (4-7) 7-5 1-6 3-3 Anderson

Other than those two break points in the third set, which proved crucial, Kyle Edmund has not got anywhere near another. This would be a great time to do it.

Ah, or maybe the next one. Anderson wins three points on the bounce from 15-30 to ensure parity.

Murray 7-6 (10-8) 5-3 Del Potro*

Del Potro will serve to keep himself in this second set. Murray has wrestled back control admirably well after that mammoth first set.

Murray 7-6 (10-8) 5-3 Del Potro*

Murray's gone up another gear. A lazy shot has him looking a tad irked before he makes up for it with a brilliant volley, the ball landing with pinpoint accuracy on the baseline.

He's got Del Potro on the run now, smashing a forehand beyond him as Del Potro drops his racquet and stumbles on the floor. A magnificent response from Del Potro, battering down the line, goes begging as the world number 30 skews a return.

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Edmund 7-6 (8-6) 6-7 (4-7) 7-5 1-6 3-2 Anderson*

Someone has just paid Kyle Edmund's bounty. Or he is an escapologist on the quiet. Either way he gets out of jail as he survives three break points to hold.

A big roar from the Brit as he scampers around the ball to crack a inside-out forehand to safety. Anderson bites the rim of his racket in frustration.

That's 12 of 14 break points blown by the South African now. Edmund goes on to hold. On we go...

*Murray 7-6 (10-8) 4-3 Del Potro

Oh, Delpo. A foot fault and a messy serve allow Murray to draw level without breaking step.

The Argentine gives himself a moment to regroup and then fires down consecutive big serves to get himself out of a little bit of trouble. Meanwhile, the dark clouds keep gathering overhead...

Del Potro
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