FRENCH OPEN: Andy Murray battles past Juan Martin Del Potro
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FRENCH OPEN: Andy Murray battles past Juan Martin Del Potro

World number one Tennis superstar Sir Andy Murray put in his best performance of the French Open to see off 29th seed Juan Martin del Potro to reach the fourth round of the tournament.

Murray won a gripping 84-minute opening set on his way to a 7-6 (10-8) 7-5 6-0 victory over the Argentinian on Saturday.

“Mentally I feel pretty good just now,” Murray said after the win.

“I’m happy with how the match was today. I’m working things out whilst I’m playing the matches. The really, really important part of my game is making adjustments.

“The tactical side is very important for me.”

The Scot, bidding for his first Roland Garros title, goes on to face American John Isner or Russia’s Karen Khachanov.

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Del Potro was competing at Roland Garros for the first time since 2012 following his injury problems.

“I couldn’t believe that I lost that set, because I had many opportunities to win,” he said.

“But this happens when you play against the number one in the world.”

Elsewhere, fellow Brit, Kyle Edmund’s run came to an end with a defeat by Kevin Anderson in five sets.

The South African, 31, fought back to win 6-7 (6-8) 7-6 (7-4) 5-7 6-1 6-4 in a near four-hour match.

 

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