The world number one Andy Murray reached the fourth round of the French Open with a superb straight win against former U.S open champion Juan Martin Del Potro.
Murray secured his place after a 7-6 (10-8), 7-5 and 6-0 victory in a tense two hours and 53 minutes as he spoiled del Potro’s 100th Grand Slam match coverting six of 17 break chances.
Meanwhile, Del Potro will leave the French capital with head held high after returning to the clay-court Grand Slam for the first time since 2012 as he falls to 14-7 at Roland Garros.
Top seed Muray are now going to face the 21-year-old Russian Karen Khachanov and will try to reach the last eight in Paris for the sixth time in the past seven years.
This is the first time that Murray and Khachanov will meet in a competitive match.
Khachanov set up a fourth round clash over Murray after beating the 21st seed John Isner in four sets wih a 7-6 (1), 6-3, 6-7 (5) and 7-6 (3) victory.
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