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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

Live Reporting

By Amy Lofthouse and Jonathan Jurejko

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye!

    That's it from us but there's still plenty going on at Roland Garros.

    Follow the live scores from the rest of the day's action via our scores and results page.

    We'll be back tomorrow to follow Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic's fourth-round matches - can anyone get near to beating Rafa?

    Cheers for joining us - until then!

  2. Post update

    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."

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    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.

  4. '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."

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    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.

  6. 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.

    Murray
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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!

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    *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!

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    *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...

  11. 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.

    Del Potro
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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.

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    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.

  14. '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.

  15. 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.

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    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.

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    *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.

  18. 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.

    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.

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    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.

    Roland Garros