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Last Updated: Friday May 29 2009 07:27 GMT

Murray in French Open action

Andy Murray in French Open

Andy Murray faces Janko Tipsarevic in the third round of the French Open this afternoon.

The British number one, who is bidding to reach the fourth round at Roland Garros, Paris, for the first time, is expected on court around 4pm.

Last year, Murray lost in round three to Nicolas Almagro.

This year, Andy Murray will be eager to repeat the performance he produced in the first round, when he beat Juan Ignacio Chela in straight-sets.

Murray has a bit of a scare in the second round against Potito Starace.

He took the match in four sets, but for a while it looked like he might be on his way out.

The two players shared the opening two sets, and then Starace built a 5-2 lead in the third and was playing well.

But the third best player in the world upped his game just when he needed it, and fought back to win that set and then take the fourth as well.

That gave the Scot victory by a score of 6-3 2-6 7-5 6-4, and earned him a third-round place for the second year in a row.