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Summary

  1. Novak Djokovic beats Albert Ramos-Vinolas 7-6 (7-5) 6-1 6-3
  2. Champion through to face Dominic Thiem in quarter-finals
  3. 2016 champion Garbine Muguruza knocked out by Kristina Mladenovic
  4. Timea Bacsinszky beats 10th seed Venus Williams
  5. Rafael Nadal beats Roberto Bautista Agut in straight sets

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By Tom Rostance and Jonathan Jurejko

All times stated are UK

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Good bye!

And with that, we bid you all farewell.

Join us tomorrow as Andy Murray takes to the court. He's second on so could be before midday - don't miss a ball with us.

Andy Murray
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Ramos-Vinolas 6-7 1-6 3-6 Djokovic

Novak Djokovic (233) equals Jimmy Connors in second place for male players with most Grand Slam singles match wins.

Roger Federer leads with 314. Massive!

Finding focus

Ramos-Vinolas 6-7 1-6 3-6 Djokovic

Piers Newbery

BBC Sport at Roland Garros

It looked a bit dicey for the champion at 5-5 in the first set tie-break, but this win could end up doing for the Serb what Andy Murray's victory over Juan Martin del Potro did for the Scot. A three-set win over a quality opponent in a big-match atmosphere shows the top players are finding their focus when it counts. I'm sure Andre Agassi will be watching approvingly from a hotel room somewhere, he remains unbeaten as a coach.

Novak Djokovic with ball boys and girls
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BreakingGame, set and match

Ramos-Vinolas 6-7 1-6 3-6 Djokovic

Well played! Novak Djokovic was sketchy in the first set but strong in the next two to win and book a quarter-final berth against Dominic Thiem.

Djokovic gets all of the ball boys and girls together for some more choreographed celebrations. Good job.

Novak Djokovic
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*Ramos-Vinolas 6-7 1-6 3-5 Djokovic

Lovely steered volley at the net from Djoko, sliding in like Cristiano Ronaldo to the near post in Cardiff.

Two match points are brought up...

*Ramos-Vinolas 6-7 1-6 3-5 Djokovic

Djokovic serving for the match then. And a place in the last eight.

Piers Newbery

BBC Sport at Roland Garros

Djokovic has tightened things up considerably in the last hour - after making 18 errors in the first set alone he's made just 11 in the two sets since. It might take more than a few shouts of "Vamos, Ramos!" to get the Spaniard back into this, despite that being the shout of the day from one corner of Chatrier.

Ramos-Vinolas 6-7 1-6 3-5 Djokovic*

The pair trade drop volleys, but Ramos-Vinolas is running on fumes now and is too slow to pick it up, can only dump into the net.

He moves to 40-15 though as Novak returns long, and that's a regulation hold in the end.

Ramos-Vinolas 6-7 1-6 2-5 Djokovic*

ARV serving to stay in the tournament then.

*Ramos-Vinolas 6-7 1-6 2-5 Djokovic

Novak Djokovic is closing in on the last eight then. He'll know he's been in a match though - some of those points in this set were sensational.

Top-class tennis. Djokovic has never lost a round of 16 match at Roland Garros though - and he isn't going to start today.

A whizzing forehand winner, inside-out. He just didn't have those shots in his locker in the first set.

Djokovic breaks

Ramos-Vinolas 6-7 1-6 2-4 Djokovic*

Novak Djokovic stands motionless, arm raised, fist clenched. That's because he has just walloped a forehand winner for another break point.

No mistake. Djoko ramps up the pressure, Ramos-Vinolas smacks a backhand long.

The end in sight?

Novak Djokovic celebrates after winning a point
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*Ramos-Vinolas 6-7 1-6 2-3 Djokovic

Mexican Wave time from the Chatrier crowd. Told you they were excited...

*Ramos-Vinolas 6-7 1-6 2-3 Djokovic

There are more 'ooohs' and 'aaahs' on Chatrier than there is on Bonfire Night down your local park.

Another thriller of a point - rallies, drop-shot, unmakeable returns made - gets them excited again.

Djokovic aims to quell all this furore, and gets all professional to seal the hold.

'Allez Albert!'

Piers Newbery

BBC Sport at Roland Garros

That's got them on their feet - a deafening roar and a standing ovation after that stunning break point, and the crowd want more of this. A few shouts of "Nole!" are drowned out by cries of "Allez Albert!!!" as the underdog fights back.

Ramos-Vinolas 6-7 1-6 2-2 Djokovic*

Phew! Ramos-Vinolas seals a remarkable hold thanks to two rogue forehands from the world number two.

How he has held I don't know. Neither does he probably.

Novak Djokovic react
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Ramos-Vinolas 6-7 1-6 1-2 Djokovic*

WOW! If there has been a better point in this tournament, then I haven't seen it.

Chatrier give the pair a standing ovation after a 41-shot rally on break point for Djokovic.

A long rally is broken up by a drop-shot by Djokovic, ARV is scrabbling but survives, another long rally, then another Djoko drop-shot.

Ramos-Vinolas can't survive again. Can he? Yes! A mis-hit from the Serb flies into the tramlines.

Back to deuce...

Novak Djokovic returns
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Ramos-Vinolas 6-7 1-6 1-2 Djokovic*

As the match clock kicks over the two-hour mark, just a little reminder - should you need it - that we have about another hour of light left in Paris before darkness falls.

Djokovic doesn't want to go that far. He grimaces as he slaps a backhand into the net at 30-30, then breathes a sigh of relief when he pats down an overhead net volley after ARV somehow reaches a drop-shot with a slide.

Deuce...

Ramos-Vinolas breaks back

*Ramos-Vinolas 6-7 1-6 1-2 Djokovic

Well, well, well. Djokovic's passage into the last 16 was not the simplest, and his patchy form is continuing here.

ARV pins Djoko back with some rasping forehands, changing tack with a neat drop-shot to bamboozle the Serb.

Three break points...

And he only needs one! Djokovic can't pick up a, er, pick-up as he scuffs more clay than ball.

Djokovic breaks

Ramos-Vinolas 6-7 1-6 0-2 Djokovic*

The Spaniard's serve is creaking like the dodgy floorboards in your attic. If you've got an attic, of course.

Two break points for Djokovic... he only needs one. Another overcooked forehand from ARV hands over the game on a plate.

Albert Ramos-Vinolas of Spain prepares to serve
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Ramos-Vinolas can't convert, however, spooning a forehand over the opposite baseline. Chance gone? One assumes so.

The Spaniard is not completely gone yet, a backhand winner pegging Djokovic back from game point. But he can't hold on next time and the Serb eventually holds in an eight-minute opening game.

A trio of Smurfs in the Chatrier crowd are happy. Although that might just be because they have seen themselves on telly.

Ramos-Vinolas 6-7 1-6 0-0 Djokovic*

A drop-shot from Djokovic spins away from ARV's grasp like a moth evading the clapping hands of a child....30-15.

But then... a couple of winners from the Spaniard - one off each flank - brings up a break point...

Piers Newbery

BBC Sport at Roland Garros

Djokovic's mum and dad are on their feet as their boy levels things.

Not surprisingly the stats are moving in a positive for Djokovic after that second set, as he won a crushing 67% of points on the Spaniard's second serve and dominated with 80% on his own. He was still a very un-Djokovic 23 errors to 23 winners after two sets though, and the relentless precision is still lacking.

Ramos-Vinolas 6-7 1-6 0-0 Djokovic*

Well that was a bit more straight-forward for Djokovic. After needing 73 minutes to win the opening set, he flew through the second in a bright and breezy 28 minutes.

Another one of those will do nicely for the Serb. And those of us hoping to get an early cut from the office.

Game and second set

Ramos-Vinolas 6-7 1-6 Djokovic*

Good from Albert Ramos-Vinolas, rattling through to go 40-0 up but then, just like that, Djokovic is back at deuce with a blistering shot or two.

ARV has advantage, a slip from Djokovic a contributing factor, but Djokovic smashes to win the second set!

*Ramos-Vinolas 6-7 1-5 Djokovic

I wonder if Rafa Nadal is watching on tonight? As much respect as he has for Novak Djokovic, and all of his foes on tour for that matter, he won't have seen too much from the great Serb to worry him here.

Novak is playing better than he was, and he's a game away from the second set. But he's a long way from his best and from Nadal's current form.

Ramos-Vinolas 6-7 1-4 Djokovic*

Albert Ramos-Vinolas is on the board after Nole finds the middle of the net with a backhand from behind the baseline.

Novak Djokovic
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Becker in the house

Piers Newbery

BBC Sport at Roland Garros

I just had to stand up and make way for an interested spectator to shuffle past in the media seats, which have emptied a bit since Djokovic took control. His former coach Boris Becker, sporting black baseball cap and bright red trainers, is taking a look from an unusual vantage point at how the Serb is doing without him.

Ramos-Vinolas 6-7 0-4 Djokovic*

Dreamy shot! Novak Djokovic was not hitting those in the first set as he plants a pearler of a winner down the line. Yes!

*Ramos-Vinolas 6-7 0-4 Djokovic

Shadow right across the Philippe-Chatrier court in Paris now. Novak Djokovic looking to step on the gas and get this one to bed nice and early.

Well, not early, but you know. what I mean. Promptly. He wraps up another service game with minimal fuss.

Novak Djokovic returns
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Double break

Ramos-Vinolas 6-7 0-3 Djokovic*

Break point up for Novak Djokovic as ARV slams one into the net which 20 minutes or so ago would have sailed down the line.

And that's wild, and wide. And Novak is 3-0 up.

Albert Ramos-Vinolas of Spain reacts
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Ramos-Vinolas 6-7 0-2 Djokovic*

Albert Ramos-Vinolas needs a solid service game here, get on the board. A foot fault called against him though, you don't see those every day.

15-15.

*Ramos-Vinolas 6-7 0-2 Djokovic

Novak Djokovic looks to be closer to his best now. He was second best for the first half of that first set but now holds easily to love. Is the spirit going to sap from his Spanish opponent now?

Novak Djokovic
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Early break!

Ramos-Vinolas 6-7 0-1 Djokovic*

Novak Djokovic breaks first game up. The champion steps it up.

Ramos-Vinolas 6-7 0-0 Djokovic*

We are back under way! Albert Ramos-Vinolas was impressive in that first set but still lost it. Novak Djokovic was sketchy but still won.

Has the die been cast?

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Game, set and match - Thiem

Thiem 6-1 6-3 6-1 Zeballos

While Rafa Nadal and, to a lesser extent, Stan Wawrinka might be hogging the headlines for storming into the last eight without much bother, there is someone else going slightly under the radar.

Dominic Thiem hasn't dropped a set in his opening four matches either.

The 23-year-old Austrian, seeded sixth at Roland Garros, bats away unseeded Argentine Horacio Zeballos in little over an hour and half on Lenglen.

Next up? Novak Djokovic. Or Albert Ramos-Vinolas.

Game and first set!

Ramos-Vinolas 6-7 (5-7) Djokovic*

A 73-minute set comes to an end and Novak Djokovic will be a mightily relieved man!

Ramos-Vinolas 6-6 (5-6) Djokovic*

Tense. A Ramos-Vinolas forehand goes close to the baseline...but not close enough. A tad long.

Djoko serves for the set...

'This is a real test'

Piers Newbery

BBC Sport at Roland Garros

The court is almost completely in shade now but there's plenty of sunlight for a couple more hours if required - it was 10pm local time when Tsonga finished earlier in the week. As the sun dips, conditions get heavier for the players and the crowd tends to get livelier. This is when Roland Garros really tests your mettle.

Novak Djokovic
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*Ramos-Vinolas 6-6 (5-5) Djokovic

As clean a winner as you could wish to see. What a set Ramos-Vinolas has had. Can he go on and win it?