Murray finds his magic in win over Del Potro

World No.1 Andy Murray runs down a forehand during his 7-6 (10-8), 7-5, 6-0 victory against Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina yesterday to move into the fourth round of the French Open.Over on Court Suzanne Lenglen, 2015 champion Stan Wawrinka takes on Italian Fabio Fognini, who is seeded 28th.Andy Murray celebrates victory after his men’s singles third round match against Juan Martin Del Potro during day seven of the French Open at Roland Garros.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.Monfils won the first set on Court Philippe Chatrier when play was suspended for the day.- Unseeded South African Kevin Anderson beat Britain’s Kyle Edmund 6-7 (6) 7-6 (4) 5-7 6-1 6-4.”But this happens when you play against the No. 1 in the world”.It was a highly anticipated match with Del Potro and Murray splitting epic battles in the Olympic final and Davis Cup semifinals previous year.”Whoever won that first set had big momentum, it was like an hour and 30 minutes, and in these conditions, when it’s very slow and heavy, to be coming back is hard”.A grueling opener that in hindsight proved to be decisive saw Del Potro earn set points in three different games-returning at 5-3, serving at 5-4, and in the tiebreaker at 7-6 and 8-7.She will now face Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro for a place in the quarter-finals after the number 21 seed claimed a 6-4, 6-4 win over Elena Vesnina of Russian Federation.”If I say something, you guys ask me what I was saying; if I say nothing, you ask me why I don’t say anything”.HawkEye – used by TV companies but not the tournament – showed that the officials were right, and Del Potro’s angst must have mostly stemmed from the knowledge that with that set, his chances were fading.This was their 10th meeting (the first since that epic Davis Cup match in Glasgow) and 6th win for Andy who will now face John Isner or Karen Khachanov.It was the closest possible battle in the opening two sets and Andy managed to win both, leaving his rival with nothing more in the tank in the final set.In the women’s event, Romania’s Simona Halep sealed her place in the fourth round with a 6-0, 7-5 win over Russia’s Daria Kasatkina.Halep, the third seed, is a popular pick for winning her first Grand Slam with this tournament, and she breezed through Kasatkina, 6-0, 7-5.She next plays No. 21 Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain.Former US Open champion Marin Cilic continued his smooth progress seeing off Feliciano Lopez, who was limited by a neck injury, 6-1, 6-3, 6-3. Cornet and Garcia will meet for a quarterfinal berth guaranteed to go to someone from the host country.