Andy Murray faces Karen Khachanov at French Open after John Isner win

Andy Murray finds his form to beat Del Potro

Murray Downs Del Potro in blockbuster match

Juan Martin del Potro, one of his sport's all-round good guys, showed decorum and empathy by helping to lift the crestfallen Nicolas Almagro off the deck on Thursday afternoon after the Spanish player tumbled to the red dirt in tears, a knee injury prompting his early withdrawal from the French Open second round.

Andy Murray downed longtime rival Juan Martin del Potro to reach the Roland Garros last 16 round on Saturday while French hopes were overshadowed by a bitter feud between two of their top stars.

Meanwhile, caused an early stoppage.

She played her typically safe style for much of the match, winding up with 15 fewer unforced errors than No. 8 Kuznetsova. Murray, who lost in the last year's final to Novak Djokovic, won 7-6 (10/8), 7-5, 6-0 to reach the pre-quarter-finals.

World number one Andy Murray admits that he is wary of an upset when he faces Karen Khachanov in the fourth round of the French Open.

"I played some good matches at the beginning of the year".

The Brit, who struggled to find form during the first half of the season had already played two four-set matches in the first two rounds.

"He was playing much better than me in the first set".

Del Potro was quickly a break down in the second set.

From 3-5, Murray was able to rally and take the first set to a tiebreak where he won it 7-6 (8) after Del Potro sent a forehand wide on set point in what ended up being a thriller first set.

The 28-year-old slumped over the net and stayed bent over during most of the changeover to catch his breath.

Del Potro admitted in his press conference that the time spent bent over the net at the end of the first set was more borne out of the intense frustration of losing a set he had been dominating.

Murray was broken in the third game when he made a hash of a backhand lob, but then started to make inroads against the Argentinian's serve.

Edmund dipped as Anderson pressed ahead in the fourth set for a 3-0 lead, getting just one game on the board.

Del Potro's venomous forehand was a sight to behold and he was still able to leave Court Philippe Chatrier to a rousing ovation with his head held high on a day seven curtailed by rain. Andy, he's very smart on court, you know.

The left-hander blasted 31 winners as he took just 93 minutes to dismiss Uruguayan 22nd seed Pablo Cuevas 6-2 6-2 6-3. His last major came at Roland Garros in 2014.

Lefthander Verdasco will next face either Japanese eighth seed Kei Nishikori or Chung Hyeon of South Korea.

In the women's event, France have 3 women in the last 16 for the first time in 23 years.

Delpo did well to dismiss 11 but these 6 breaks turned out to be enough for Andy to score straight sets win, but it was especially tough in the opener. Garcia fell out with her teammates after severing her successful doubles relationship with Kiki Mladenovic, before pulling out of Fed Cup duty in April.

"The first set was very, very important for me - in these conditions, slowing and heavy, to come back would have been hard if I had lost it", two-time Wimbledon champion Murray said after the match.

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