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Mike Henson

All times stated are UK

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  1. 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.

  2. Get Involved


    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.

  3. Bedene into third round

    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.

  4. '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."

  5. Post update

    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.

  6. Game, set and match Bedene

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


    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. 

  7. Post update

    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.

  8. Around the courts

    Jamie Murray & Bruno Soares

    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.

  9. Bedene breaks

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

    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.

  10. Post update

    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.

  11. Post update

    *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.

    Carreno Busta
  12. Post update

    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.

  13. Post update

    *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.

  14. 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?

  15. Post update

    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?

  16. Post update

    *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.

  17. '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."

    Carreno Busta
  18. 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.

  19. Correno Busta breaks

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

    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.

  20. 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."