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Mike Henson

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  1. Post update

    Serena Williams

    There are some big players loaded up on the Roland Garros ramp today.

    Still to come are nine-times winner Rafael Nadal (against Andrey Kuznetsov on Court Suzanne Lenglen) and world number one Serena Williams (against Victoria Azarenka on Philippe Chatrier).

    Big names, big games.

    In the meantime, take a look at the results already in and the start of Piers Newbery's report on Andy Murray.

  2. Post update

    Australia's brave new generation of men's singles players might have to put today down to experience.

    With Nick Kyrgios well beaten on Suzanne Lenglen, compatriot Thanasi Kokkinakis is being duffed up by Novak Djokovic over on Philippe-Chatrier.

    The 19-year-old trails 6-4 3-1 to the world number one with just 50 minutes on the clock.

  3. Post update

    Piers Newbery

    BBC Sport at Roland Garros

    "'Great serve, that's massive mate, how do you do it?' says Kyrgios after a 134kph effort flops into the net. He ends the afternoon pretty well schooled by Murray, who cannot have hoped for more than breaking that serve six times and dropping just nine games.

    Nick Kyrgios

    "Team Murray hang around for the interview and then applaud their man before heading into the tunnels beneath Lenglen, job done."

  4. Post update

    Andy Murray: "It is never easy for me. Clay is not a surface that I have ever felt comfortable on. The matches get tougher every round and hopefully I can play some good tennis next week.

    "I'm not sure you can say that I'm a clay-court specialist! There is one guy in this tournament who has won it nine times and I have never been to the final."

  5. Post update

    A backhand return winner - right down the barrel - seals the deal for Andy Murray.

    A satisfying way to finish a satisfying performance.

    The wristbands and towel head into the crowd.

  6. Murray wins

    Murray 6-4 6-2 6-3 Kyrgios

    Andy Murray
  7. Post update

    Nick Kyrgios moves to 40-30 with a lovely cushioned forehand half-volley that stuns all the life out of Andy Murray's attempted pass.

    The Australian attempts to sign off on the game in style but his forehand clout flies wide. Deuce.

    Kyrgios saves himself in style, ripping an angle from off the protractor to see off match-point.

    Now another to defend...

  8. Post update

    Piers Newbery

    BBC Sport at Roland Garros

    "'Come on Nicky babes,' says Kyrgios between serves, ear studs glistening in the sun. The end appears nigh but the fun continues as he flicks his cap off his head on the way back to his chair, landing perfectly on his racquet bag, and then gives two ball kids a lesson in how to hold an umbrella."

    Nick Kyrgios
  9. Post update

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

    A hold to love. Less than half an hour on the clock for this third set and Murray is only four decent return points away.

  10. Murray breaks

    *Murray 6-4 6-2 4-3 Kyrgios

    Andy Murray has the scent of the locker room and a taxi home in his nostrils.

    Love-40 and three break points on the scoreboard in the time it takes to look up from a live text keyboard.

    Nick Kyrgios saves the first, keeping his concentration to volley away a hanging return, but is undone by a low, spitting forehand that leaves him trailing his racquet in vain in the dust.

    Andy Murray
  11. Post update

    Murray 6-4 6-2 3-3 Kyrgios*

    Andy Murray whistles on to 40-0.

    Nick Kyrgios nicks one point back, but the lid is firmly stuffed shut with an arcing ace down the middle.

  12. Post update

    *Murray 6-4 6-2 2-3 Kyrgios

    Andy Murray with 15-30 and the soft, sensitive parts of Nick Kyrgios's service game at his mercy.

    But the Australian comes out with both barrels blazing to sweep the rug from under Murray. A stealth raid on the net and then - inevitably - a hammer-drill forehand see Krygios home.

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  14. Post update

    Murray 6-4 6-2 2-2 Kyrgios*

    The cap fails to confer any Billy's Boots style magic on its owner.

    Murray holds serve to pull level, with one stretching forehand, directed back across court for 40-15, the shot of the game.

  15. Post update

    Piers Newbery

    BBC Sport at Roland Garros

    "There are gasps around the press box as it becomes apparent that Kyrgios managed to clear the stadium when smacking a ball away in anger after dropping serve. He really can hit a tennis ball very hard.

    "Another memorable moment to take from what looks like being a defeat. The cap is back on now, one last charge from Special K?"

  16. Murray breaks

    *Murray 6-4 6-2 1-2 Kyrgios

    Nick Kyrgios is a juggernaut of a player. It is just that the wheels are not always securely attached.

    The Australian slips to 0-30 and then a double fault followed by an unforced error usher Andy Murray through the door.

    Kyrgios responds by blasting a spare ball high, up and out of Court Suzanne Lenglen. And the umpire issues him with a stern warning.

  17. Kyrgios breaks

    Murray 6-4 6-2 0-2 Kyrgios*

    Don't prepare the ice bath just yet.

    Nick Kyrgios battles his way to 30-40 and - while he has been wasteful of break points in previous sets - takes his opportunity.

    Another tracer bullet off his forehand and he has the early lead.

    A break is nothing without a consolidating hold though...

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    Simon Briggs

    Daily Telegraph tennis correspondent on BBC Sport website

    "I think the application of Murray has been exemplary - the way he has neutered the armoury of Kyrgios. Kyrgios is young and only just turned 20, he's still pretty raw."

  19. Post update

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

    Well, that was just dreamy.

    Nick Kyrgios saves a break point that would have surely sealed his demise with a delicious backhand drop-shot.

    The ball was so low over the net cord that its fuzz got a short back and sides. On landing, it just gave a small final flop, before dying stone dead. Sublime.

    Kyrgios scrapes back another break point and slips out of Murray's talons. This time anyway.

    Set two stats just in by the way. Murray landed with just 50% of his first serves. He will need to up that in future rounds if he makes it through.

  20. Murray wins second set

    Murray 6-4 6-2 Kyrgios*

    Not for the first time in the match, Andy Murray is caught being a little over-eager chasing his serve in. A flopped forehand drifts long to give Nick Kyrgios a sniff at 30-30.

    But, as Piers suggests below, I'm not sure how interested the creaking Australian is in pursuing this contest much further.

    A framed forehand loops way long to seal his demise and he is trooping to his chair before it even lands.

    Andy Murray
  21. Post update

    Piers Newbery

    BBC Sport at Roland Garros

    "It's been a pretty classic Murray performance so far, slowly but surely breaking down one of the game's big hitters. He's also done a good job of slowing down the hurry-up style of Kyrgios on serve, taking a towel each time just to make the Aussie have to pause for an extra second or two.

    "Kyrgios has had quite a few injuries in his short career and with the grass-court season approaching, it will be interesting to see how invested he is in turning this match around."

  22. Post update

    Nick Kyrgios is patched up and back on court.

    Murray to serve for the second set. And it would be difficult to envisage Kyrgios tunnelling his way back from two sets adrift.

  23. Murray breaks

    *Murray 6-4 5-2 Kyrgios

    Some shots just sound different off the racquet don't they?

    Murray deftly slides away a forehand angle and it sounds like he had the silencer slipped over the top of his bat.

    The break chance at 30-40 and Kyrgios surrenders rather meekly, swatting into the net.

    And now Kyrgios is getting a bit of treatment on his wrist at the changeover. And his elbow...

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  25. Post update

    Piers Newbery

    BBC Sport at Roland Garros

    "Apart from the posh seats down the front, where jewellery is rattled, Lenglen is pretty much full now and lapping up the antics of Kyrgios in particular.

    "Murray might appear to be a bit dour in comparison, decked out in black as opposed to luminous pink/orange and restricting his chatter to the standard self-admonishment, but the tennis is pretty special. The lob-backhand combination to break serve was the match of anything his opponent has come up with today."

  26. Post update

    Murray 6-4 4-2 Kyrgios*

    The longest game of the match so far as the clock ticks on. But it is not heading much further.

    Nick Kyrgios blocks a return long and then is left flailing at thin air by a ripped first serve up the tee. Murray was due one of those. He has been missing with a lot of his first darts off the baseline oche.

  27. Post update

    Andy Murray faces an awkward 15-30 and he is being given the runaround by some vicious Nick Kyrgios forehands.

    Once those blockbuster shots get into a rally, they tend to overrun it like a virus. Murray succumbs and faces two break points.

    A huge let-off. Kyrgios cuffs the ball long as he lines up an apparently simple winner. Murray was all but back on his chair. That is the lucky dip of Krygios's game though - you are going to get some booby prizes amid the nuggets.

    Deuce. Another leaping, eye-watering forehand, another break point. Murray to the net to save. On we go.

  28. Murray breaks

    *Murray 6-4 3-2 Kyrgios

    The sequel is rarely as good as the original.

    Nick Kyrgios breaks out the hot-dog again after Andy Murray chases and scampers to keep in the point, but this time it is over-cooked.

    Murray with a break point at 30-40. Saved by an absolute whopper of a forehand out wide.

    Another chance for the Scot from deuce and it is his chance to uncork some vintage groundstrokes. A crunching backhand down the line. There is a little doubt as to whether it has caught the line, but Kyrgios sportingly acknowledges that it is in after inspecting the whitewash, saving the umpire a job.

  29. Post update

    Murray 6-4 2-2 Kyrgios*

    Andy Murray finds the angle to unlock the Nick Kyrgios defences, the Australian off balance on the final point after being forced to chase out wide.

    A solid hold.

  30. Post update

    Mike Dickson

    Daily Mail tennis correspondent on BBC Sport website

    "Talking to a few players and coaches, they feel the condition of the courts is making the ball bounce considerably lower than previous tournaments. That plays into the hands of Novak Djokovic and it's not a good thing for Rafa Nadal."

  31. Post update

    *Murray 6-4 1-2 Kyrgios

    That Nick Kyrgios showreel is going to be feature length pretty soon.

    One delicious pick-up half-volley off his shoelaces takes all the sting out of a Murray return and plops over for a lovely winner.

    A hold to love.

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    Who's the great entertainer? Nick Kyrgios has given us some razzle dazzle so far, but who's the most fun to watch?

    Pathhar Maria: Hands down Gael Monfils, he plays to entertain the crowd and pulls it off magnificently

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  33. Post update

    Murray 6-4 1-1 Kyrgios*

    Andy Murray

    Andy Murray falls off a backhand as the depth of a Nick Kyrgios return catches him by surprise. That takes us to deuce.

    Kyrgios's baseline hitting is industrial grade stuff, but Murray's is the more accurate and tends to deny the Australian a solid base to get away his most powerful strokes.

    That is a misjudgement from Murray though. A drop-shot as overcooked as the unwanted barbeque burger is run down by Kyrgios and slapped away.

    A bit of cat and mouse on the final point and Murray delays and delays on a mid-court ball, trying to smoke out which way Kyrgios is going to gamble. It does the trick as the Scot plonks the ball into the open court.

  34. Post update

    Piers Newbery

    BBC Sport at Roland Garros

    "'I hate this place,' says Kyrgios towards his box after a call goes against him.

    "It looked out from directly in line, but it was tight. Cue two brilliant winners and a killer drop shot. More chunter with the umpire, a bit of ball kid interaction. Murray could be moonwalking down the other end and nobody would notice."

  35. Post update

    *Murray 6-4 0-1 Kyrgios


    Nick Kyrgios absolutely flattens a forehand and then a backhand to make a sticky 0-30 a more comfortable 30-30.

    Then a tickle of a drop-shot shows that he can do feather duster as well as cudgel.

    Even Murray is impressed. "Good shot," he says almost instinctively as one of those groundstrokes streaks past him.

  36. Post update

    Some first sets stats for you and Nick Kyrgios is serving very decently indeed.

    He is landing with 74% of first serves. Andy Murray can only muster 54%.

  37. Murray wins first set

    Murray 6-4 Kyrgios*

    Which he does in a twinkle. A hold to love, with the serve popping and kicking like a break-dance troupe.

    Andy Murray
  38. Post update

    *Murray 5-4 Kyrgios

    Nick Kyrgios is making a decent bid to get into your "most entertaining player" top 10

    Amid the profanities, swaggering and costume tweaks, there are some absolute gems. One perfect read of Murray's intentions means he is able to play the most casual winning reply to the Scot's angled drop-shot.

    Murray will have to serve out for the set.

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    You can watch "that shot" right here - it's an absolute treat

  40. Post update

    Murray 5-3 Kyrgios*

    Time to turn down the courtside mics.

    Andy Murray has caught some of Nick Kyrgios's sweary antics, upbraiding himself as he offers up two break points at 15-40.

    It was the pep talk that the Scot needed though. A glorious lob, after gambling which way Kyrgios would batter a forehand at 30-40, gets him off the hook.

    Another gossamer touch at the net and the Scot is home and dry.

  41. Post update

    Piers Newbery

    BBC Sport at Roland Garros

    "There we have it, the 'tweener lob'.

    "Kyrgios has all but one of the several thousand people on Lenglen captivated by a really magical shot, raising his arms in triumph. "He'll get broken here," is an early call in the press box and so it proves.

    "There follows a sharp word for someone court side, a racquet on the dirt and lots of head shaking and water glugging as Kyrgios ponders what just happened."

    Nick Kyrgios
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    Annabel Croft

    Former British number one on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "That was extraordinary. I've only ever seen that once before in a match, when Rafa Nadal hit a hotdog winner. It's an extraordinary shot.

    "But you can do all that showboating - he just wasn't able to back it up. You have to have a layer under that top layer of gloss, and Kyrgios doesn't have it at the moment."

  43. Murray breaks

    *Murray 4-3 Kyrgios

    We've got the director's commentary with this Nick Kyrgios service game.

    It is not always pre-watershed friendly though.

    The Australian aims an expletive-laden tirade at himself after some ropey play gifts Murray the opening point.

    But now he is in a better mood!

    A between-the-legs reverse hotdog as he chases back to retrieve an Andy Murray lob, loops over the Scot's head and lands just inside the baseline.

    Kyrgios throws his arms and head back to bask in the acclaim.

    He may be captain of the showboat, but Murray has wrestled control of the game, stealing serve to move back a break ahead.

  44. Post update

    Murray 3-3 Kyrgios*

    Andy Murray does seem to be in a bit of a funk.

    He offers up a break point at 30-40, but a Nick Krygios error and a couple of barnstorming serves dig him out of a bit of a hole.

  45. Post update

    Annabel Croft

    Former British number one on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "There's a spider-cam above the court. Murray has been talking to the umpire saying he doesn't want to see it moving when he's throwing the ball up to toss. It's something he's complained about on this court before.

    "Andy's definitely under pressure out here - there's a feeling that if he took his eye off the ball for one second he could be in trouble."

  46. Post update

    Andy Murray has bent the umpire's ear during the changeover about the overhead camera that is zipping about on a high wire above the court while he is trying to serve.

    Seems a fair enough complaint to me. If you demand that the spectators stay still in the players' eyeline, the same rules should apply to the broadcasters.

  47. Post update

    *Murray 2-3 Kyrgios

    Nick Kyrgios over-cooks a forehand to allow Andy Murray to deuce, but the youngster does not really do jitters.

    He keeps banging away and Murray is lured long to concede the game.

    Murray needs to find a way to stick a spanner in his spokes and break up his rhythm.

    Changes of pace, slice-loaded backhand, dinks into the front court - they were all working well in the first few games. They have been missing in the last few though.

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    Frenchman Monfils has now gone to five sets in six of his last 11 matches at the French Open.

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  49. Post update

    Piers Newbery

    BBC Sport at Roland Garros

    "Nick Kyrgios is nothing if not watchable. I swear he was trying to engage Andy Murray in conversation during the knock-up, shaking his head as the Briton missed a couple of looseners.

    "There have already been apologies to the ball kids, blistering winners, wild errors, about four different adjustments to the baseball cap before its removal, and one loud whistle after a forehand nearly did for someone in row Z."

  50. Kyrgios breaks

    Murray 2-2 Kyrgios*

    "Oh yes."

    That is what I think an appreciative Andy Murray says as a Nick Kyrgios forehand whistles past him.

    More brutish hitting off that wing from the Aussie, pure spitting venom, brings up 0-40 and three break points.

    Murray scrapes two back with some precise serving, but the radar goes squiffy on the third.

    Back to even stevens.

  51. Murray breaks

    *Murray 2-1 Kyrgios

    The two sides of the Kyrgios coin.

    When it lands, his wham-bam tennis looks unstoppable.

    When it goes awry, it looks like wasteful recklessness.

    Down 15-40, trying to defend two break points, the Australian gifts Murray the first as he overreaches attempting to blast a second-serve ace.

    A good foot beyond the service line and that is a gimme for the British number one.

  52. Post update

    Annabel Croft

    Former British number one on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "We've just seen an incredible backhand from Kyrgios. He's definitely showboating out here. Not many people could hit that backhand that perfectly.

    "Kyrgios is exciting, he's got it all really. He's got an aura and I think we're seeing him at the launch-pad time of his career."

  53. Post update

    Murray 1-1 Kyrgios*

    Andy Murray is lobbing plenty of slice and spin into the cocktail today. Kyrgios struggles to get a grip on those floaty backhands and delicate droppers and slips to 40-0.

    But when you give the Australian a bit of bounce and angle to work with and a solid baseline platform to hit from, you are in trouble.

    A hammer blow of a backhand buys Kyrgios a pass to deuce, but Murray snuffs out the danger.

  54. Post update

    *Murray 0-1 Kyrgios

    As pre-serving tics go, I quite like Nick Kyrgios's habit of lobbing the ball against his head before launching into his action.

    A double fault to allow Murray to 30-40 is less appealing.

    Andy Murray spoke before the start of the match of having a game plan for Kyrgios. It looks like drop-shots are a big part of it.

    Twice Murray exposes a little flat-footedness in the lanky Aussie with feather-soft dinks into the front court. How's Kyrgios' north-south movement on clay?

    Kyrgios shuts the door from deuce though with a big slap of a forehand and a yelp of delight.

  55. Post update

    The most unexpected thing you could hear from Nick Kyrgios is "no comment".

    The Australian was typically forthcoming when asked in a magazine interview about whether he abstains from, ahem, "bedroom activities" on the night before matches.

    "I don't abide by that rule, I don't abide by that at all," he told GQ. earlier this week.

    Well, he is looking fresh and spritely this morning. Take that as you will.

    Kyrgios to serve.

  56. Post update

    Piers Newbery

    BBC Sport at Roland Garros

    "It's felt like a leisurely start to Saturday morning in the affluent surroundings of Roland Garros; dogs being walked, baguettes purchased and clay courts being watered.

    "The latter is the scene on Court Suzanne Lenglen just five minutes before the scheduled start, but the players eventually drift out into a sparsely populated arena.

    "Lenglen might be calm now but it is the beating heart of Roland Garros, and only last evening played host to the Gael Monfils show. Fast forward a couple of hours and it could get very lively again."

  57. Post update

    And here they are.

    Nick Kyrgios emerges from the bowels of Suzanne Lenglen with pink puffy earphones clamped down over his ears and the racquet bag slung over his shoulders.

    If Harry Enfield's Kevin the Teenager had been more into sport as a youngster, he could have been heading to Paris with an entourage of trainers rather than Ibiza with Perry.

    Andy Murray, now something of an elder statesman, is more low-key, decked head to toe in business-like black and grey.

  58. Post update

    Wins like that make Nick Kyrgios big box-office down under.

    And big box-office players needs prime-time slots rather than graveyards on Australian television.

    So, the Aussie broadcasters have had a quiet word in the referee's office, and ensured that today's match gets first use of Court Suzanne Lenglen.

    The players will be out to warm-up any moment...

  59. Post update

    Nick Kyrgios and Roger Federer

    "I think the greatest in every sport have an unbelievable amount of self-confidence."

    That is probably one area of his game that Nick Kyrgios can rival the legends.

    The Australian 20-year-old has the swagger of a man who believes he not only belongs with the game's elite, but thinks they owe him a bit as well.

    And maybe he is right.

    After memorably downing Rafael Nadal on Wimbledon's Centre Court last summer, he claimed another super-scalp with victory over Roger Federer on the Madrid clay earlier this month.

    Next in his sights? Andy Murray.