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Daniela Hantuchova on Twitter
"I love Paris. It's such a fabulous city. I've already had tons of crepes with Nutella :)"Couldn't agree more, tweet of the day! Night all.
With Cilic serving for the win against Mayer, Kirilenko serving for the first set against defending champion Kuznetsova and Dementieva staring down the barrel of defeat against Wozniak, I really should see this one out. But that's us done for the day. It's been an absolute ball, see you all at 1000 BST tomorrow.
There remains a decent-sized crowd on Chatrier, where home hope Rezai is playing Petrova. The Russian went a break up early doors, Rezai levelled things up and then Petrova broke again. She's now serving for a 5-2 lead in the first set. A couple of dodgy outfits on display, if you ask me. Petrova's sporting a perilously short skirt and Rezai a very, very shiny number. Basically, it too shiny for me.
And right on cue, Dementieva breaks back!
thetonyjones on Twitter
"Wozniak leads Dementieva on Lenglen. Little love for the colonies please. Wozzie Wozzie Wozzie! Oy Oy Oy!"She does, indeed. The unseeded Canadian is a set and a break up against fifth seed Dementieva. A giantkilling on the cards by the looks of it.
Last year's runner-up Robin Soderling beats Albert Montanes 6-4 7-6 2-6 6-3 to book his place in the last 16
. The fifth seed, who had dropped just seven games before today, will play either Marin Cilic or Leonardo Mayer. Those two are into a decider, with 10th seed Cilic a break to the good.
Another result is in - 14th seed Flavia Pennetta thrashes Polona Hercog 6-3 6-0
to seal a last-16 meeting with Caroline Wozniacki.
Defending champion Svetlana Kuznetsova has just started against fellow Russian Maria Kirilenko on Court One.
Home favourite Jo-Wilfried Tsonga beats Thiemo de Bakker 6-7 7-6 6-3 6-4 to reach the French Open last 16
and there he will face Youzhny or Troicki. Played through the pain, did JW, and looked emotionally drained at the end. But he's speaking to French TV now and he looks happy as Larry.
ituralde on Twitter:
"Cheering for Tsonga. Not that I particularly like him. But on court after that match is my darling Rezai."
You've all gone quiet on me. Well, quiet compared to the deafening noise on Chatrier as JW Tsonga closes in on victory over De Bakker.
Number 15 seed Tomas Berdych breezes through with a 6-2 6-2 6-1 thumping of John Isner
and he will meet Andy Murray
in the last 16.
Third seed Caroline Wozniacki beats Alexandra Dulgheru 6-3 6-4
to set up a last-16 meeting with Flavia Pennetta or Polona Hercog.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is headlining on Chatrier at present and, already leading 2-1 against De Bakker, he's recently gone a break up in the fourth set. That match is being shown live on the BBC Red Button
. Last year's beaten finalist Robin Soderling won the first two sets of his match against Albert Montanes but he's 5-1 down in the third. Marin Cilic, the 10th seed, leads Mayer 2-1 and the pair are 5-5 in the fourth. On the women's side of the draw, Caroline Wozniacki's serving for the match against Dulgheru, Elena Dementieva is a break up on Wozniak and Flav Pennetta is on course for victory over Polona Hercog.
So how are we all enjoying day six? It's been an action-packed day but it's by no means over yet.
From Jon in Wolverhampton via text:
"Andy Murray's movement has to be up there with Rafael Nadal's in terms of his quickness to every ball. He is a match for anyone on clay right now. "
Murray 6-2 6-3 0-6 6-2 Baghdatis
Wow. That was a scintillating late charge from Murray. As if we're watching the opening set all over again, the Scot devours his Cypriot opponent's serve with a succession of stunning groundstrokes. He finishes with a drop shot as tasty as the lamb madras I scoffed last night and that's that. Fourth seed Andy Murray beats Marcos Baghdatis 6-2 6-3 0-6 6-2 to reach the last 16 of the French Open
Murray 6-2 6-3 0-6 5-2 *Baghdatis
I can already see one of Murray's feet in the last 16. Service holds don't come much more commanding than that. Baghdatis looks helpless out there and you've got to sympathise with him. He was well and truly back in the match but Murray's turned the screw. Big time.* denotes next to serve
Murray* 6-2 6-3 0-6 4-2 Baghdatis
Quite stunning from the British number one. A truly outstanding game sees Murray snatch what could prove the match-winning break of serve
. And how better to wrap it up than with a breathtaking backhand bass down the line. You'll see that shot replayed on TV again and again.* denotes next to serve
Murray 6-2 6-3 0-6 3-2 *Baghdatis
My computer decided to die in the middle of that game and a Murray-esque rage came over me. Anyway, what I was writing was that Baghdatis couldn't get close to Murray in what was an emphatic hold. "It was touch and go for a while but Murray's regrouped and he should go on to win this." I'm with John on this one.* denotes next to serve
Murray* 6-2 6-3 0-6 2-2 Baghdatis
Important hold for Baghdatis because you get the feeling Murray is stirring. Murray crafts a couple of fine points but Baghdatis fights back and takes the game when AM sees a net cord fall into the tramlines.* denotes next to serve
Murray 6-2 6-3 0-6 2-1 *Baghdatis
Gutsy stuff from Murray and it looks like his concentration is well and truly back. "He certainly looks a lot more fired up," says John Lloyd on the BBC Red Button
. Baghdatis forces deuce and the crowd are geeing the world number 25 on. But Murray moves to game point with a timely ace and wraps it up when Baghdatis fails to control a tricky forehand volley at the net.* denotes next to serve
Murray* 6-2 6-3 0-6 1-1 Baghdatis
That's more like it from the world number four. Scrambling around for dear life, Murray cranks up the intensity and gets himself a break point
by forcing Baghdatis to net with a venomous backhand. Murray complains about his string tension but there's little sign of a racquet problem as he puts up a lob that Baghdatis fails to return and secures the break back
.* denotes next to serve
Eighth seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
is keeping the French fans on the edge of their seats after losing the first set to unseeded Thiemo De Bakker of the Netherlands. Former French Open semi-finalist Ivan Ljubicic
came through an epic to beat Mardy Fish 6-2 6-7 4-6 6-2 finishing up with a 10-8 in the final set in a match lasting 277 minutes. Denmark's third seed Caroline Wozniacki
is a break down in the opening set against Romanian Alexandra Dulgheru. All things even in the first set between fifth seed Robin Soderling
and Albert Montanes. Croat Marin Cilic
and Leonardo Mayer have shared the first two sets. The winner of Andy Murray
and Marcos Baghdatis will play John Isner or Tomas Berdych
and Berdych has roared into a 5-2 lead. That'll do for now.
Murray 6-2 6-3 0-6 0-1 *Baghdatis
Boy, do we have a match on our hands. Murray pretty much confirms he had his foot off the gas at the end of the third set by bursting out of the blocks. But Baghdatis is brimming with confidence and belief. The Cypriot engineers a break point
and Murray sends down a double-fault. It's first blood to Baghdatis, he's got the break
and Murray is wobbling.* denotes next to serve
Murray* 6-2 6-3 0-6 Baghdatis
A change of shirt but no change of fortunes - Murray is steamrolled and we're going into a fourth set, ladies and gents.* denotes next to serve
Murray 6-2 6-3 0-5 *Baghdatis
Winners flowing left, right and centre from the Cypriot's sabre. And the crowd are loving it. Murray keeps shouting at himself to wake up but it's doing little good. He must be conserving energy for the fourth. How often have you seen Murray 5-0 down in a set?* denotes next to serve
Murray* 6-2 6-3 0-4 Baghdatis
An uber-confident hold. There's not much more to say about that. Murray's all at sea and I wouldn't be surprised if Baghdatis broke again in the next game. Worrying times or is Murray saving himself for the fourth set?* denotes next to serve
From Barry in Belfast via text:
"Is there an injury break in the Tsonga match?"Hmmmm... the scoreboard hasn't ticked over for a while so I'd assume so. We'll look into it, Barry.
Murray 6-2 6-3 0-3 *Baghdatis
Another loose service game from Murray gives Baghdatis the double break
and he's in total control of the second set. After falling 40-15 down, Murray hints at a comeback with an impressive serve-volley routine. But the very next point Baghdatis passes AM up the line and he'll now serve for a 4-0 lead.* denotes next to serve
Murray* 6-2 6-3 0-2 Baghdatis
Murray has a chance to bounce straight back as a sloppy Baghdatis offers him a couple of freebies. But AM appears to have lost a little aggression and intensity. The Bag comes through for an important hold and has a real spring in his step.* denotes next to serve
Murray 6-2 6-3 0-1 *Baghdatis
"Murray's serve hasn't turned up at Roland Garros yet," says John Lloyd on the BBC Red Button
. A bit harsh but in that particular game Murray's serve was all over the place. The British number one has build himself a great platform; he doesn't want to ruin all the hard work now.* denotes next to serve
Murray* 6-2 6-3 Baghdatis
Dear oh dear, Baghdatis. He may have shown flashes of brilliance today but there's just no consistency there. A double-fault hands Murray an easy break of serve
and with it goes the set. This is all going very much to plan for the world number four.* denotes next to serve
Murray 6-2 5-3 *Baghdatis
I know it's a cliche but Murray's simply doing the basics right and it's paying dividends. A number of unforced errors from Baghdatis see the Scot comfortably move to 40-15 and he seals the game when the Cypriot nets. A break now and the set's Murray's.* denotes next to serve
Murray* 6-2 4-3 Baghdatis
A slight lapse in concentration from Murray allows the Bag a relatively straightforward hold to 30.* denotes next to serve
Murray 6-2 4-2 *Baghdatis
Some top, top tennis on show out there now. Bag looks to break straight back and pushes Murray all the way. But the 23-year-old from Scotland finds the right weapons at the right time to consolidate his advantage.* denotes next to serve
From Andrew in Newcastle via text:
"A few years ago we'd all be praying for cool conditions to favour the British players but does Murray's fitness, and especially that he spends winter training in serious heat, now mean the heat plays into his hands?"
JonesMike101 on Twitter
"Without the intensity Muzza is half the player but he just needs to keep a check on that temper if he wants to be a champion."
A quick update on Fernando Verdasco. The seventh seed was cruising two sets up against Florent Serra and then the French crowd would have been going berserk as their man won the third 6-0. Fear not Verdasco fans, because he settled down and has just served up a few crackers to finally come through 6-2 6-2 0-6 6-4. Interesting.
Murray* 6-2 3-2 Baghdatis
"You just can't teach that," says John Lloyd on the BBC Red Button
as Baghdatis wins a thrilling net exchange with a controlled volley up the line. That followed a couple of stupendous little battles which had the Court Philippe Chatrier crowd in raptures. Baghdatis saves a break point
with an easy smash but wastes an number of chances to see out the game. Murray really wants to break here and he gets a second chance
when Baghdatis puts a forehand into the tramlines. He's not going to let this opportunity slip and sends down an unstoppable forehand winner to break serve
and he'll now serve for a 4-2 lead.* denotes next to serve
aesc2 on Twitter
"Murray to win this in 3.. baghdatis will wilt in heat. side bet on murray losing that hair in 5 years
Murray 6-2 2-2 *Baghdatis
An impressive hold from Murray, that. The Scot serve-volleys twice to go 30-0 up but he's soon reeled in by a vibrant Baghdatis. A wild Bag forehand gives Murray advantage and Britain's finest seals the game with a delicate drop shot.* denotes next to serve
Mulhuzz on Twitter
"I think Murray will win inside 26 games. He's just got too much for Baghdatis for my money."
Murray* 6-2 1-2 Baghdatis
First it was his groundstrokes, now it's his serve. Baghdatis sends down two double-faults on juice to give Murray break points
but both are squandered. Bag eventually comes through when Murray nets and the Scot is VERY annoyed with himself. He then has a go at the umpire, claiming two of his energy drinks were thrown in the bin before he'd finished with them.* denotes next to serve
From Tom in Cardiff via text:
"Is this an omen? I have just witnessed a particularly dramatic debate between two of my colleagues - one who is a dead ringer for Mr Murray, and the other who is a Greek national. The worrying thing is that Photios comfortably ended up the victor... Ominous?"
Murray 6-2 1-1 *Baghdatis
Where did that come from? Murray seems to fall asleep and, with it, he goes 0-40 down. One break point
is saved and despite defending his heart out on the second, the Scot nets to hand back the break
. As we were, then.* denotes next to serve
And there was me waving the Union Jack. The flap has lost its flappiness - and so has the Aussie flag for that matter - as Britain's Ross Hutchins and Jordan Kerr lose out in a third-set tie-break to second seeds Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjic. Top effort though.
Murray* 6-2 1-0 Baghdatis
"Flirting with failure," says Mark Petchey on the BBC Red Button
as the Cypriot goes for broke. It initially pays off as he scores with a couple of high-risk groundstrokes but then another erratic forehand gives Murray break point
. AM goes inches long and then sees another two break points
come and go. But on the fourth break point
the Bag nets and Murray goes a break up
.* denotes next to serve
Murray 6-2 *Baghdatis
There it is. Murray sends a forehand winner scurrying down the line to clinch the set. Dream start for the British number one.* denotes next to serve
Murray* 5-2 Baghdatis
Suddenly the Baghdatis groundstrokes are badly malfunctioning. A couple of needless errors give Murray another break point
but he puts a backhand into the tramlines. He does, though, get a second bite of the cherry and this time a thunderous backhand proves to hot for Bag to handle. Murray gets the double break
and he's seriously pumped, turning to his team in the stand and letting out a huge "C'mon!"* denotes next to serve
1451: The Ornstein videprinter type thing of updates for your convenience:
Massive shake of the Union Jack as Britain's Colin Fleming and Ken Skupski
come back from a set down to beat Marco Chiudinelli and Christopher Kas 3-6 6-3 6-4. In the women's singles, Venus
makes it a good day for the Williams household after a straight-sets win over 26th-seeded Slovakian Dominika Cibulkova. While Russian Anastasia Pivovarova
beat China's 25th seed Zheng Jie and Anastasia (a popular name) Pavlyuchenkova saw off American Jill Craybas. Other winners include local girl Marion Bartoli
, Maria Sharapova
and Daniela Hantuchova
Murray 4-2 *Baghdatis
A confident-looking Murray races into a 40-0 lead but he's then passed at the net and nets the give Bag a sniff. No drama, however. Murray gets Bag scampering around the baseline like shuttle bus before coming in to volley a winner and consolidate the break.* denotes next to serve
Murray* 3-2 Baghdatis
"Woeful service game from Baghdatis," says John Lloyd on the BBC Red Button
. Murray breaks
to 15 without really doing too much at all. Who saw that coming? Bag goes long to hand AM the game and now the fourth seed is serving for a 4-2 lead.* denotes next to serve
Murray 2-2 *Baghdatis
Murray having to fend off some real pressure from Baghdatis out there. The Cypriot probably knows he is unlikely to outlast AM in a five-setter so he's playing a full throttle. Murray is taken to deuce thanks to the most incredible sliding crosscourt forehand pass from Baghdatis, but the Scot comes through when the Bag nets.* denotes next to serve
From David S in London via text:
"Why doesn't Andy wear all green kit so that he blends in with his background, making it more difficult for the 'enemy' to see him. It's called camouflage and is quite legal."
NorwichMat on Twitter
"Murray in 4 is my call. Can't watch it because I need the boardroom wifi and there's a meeting in there. Gah. Who needs work?"
Murray* 1-2 Baghdatis
Murray takes his first point of the Bag serve but the Cypriot is timing the ball a dream and he comfortably holds to keep the pressure of his Scottish opponent, who he's beaten in both of their previous two meetings.* denotes next to serve
domcovkid on Twitter
"Good job it's cooled down from earlier as I reckon Baghdatis could have given Murray a good fight in the heat!"
In case you hadn't already gathered, Murray-Baghdatis is live on the BBC Red Button
right now. If the Scot wins, his fourth round match will be played on Sunday and it'll be shown live on the Red Button and here Online
Murray 1-1 *Baghdatis
A gripping game to get the juices flowing for what might just be an absolute corker of a match. A Baghdatis belts a couple of forehand winners to help engineer a break point but Murray saves it with a beautifully deft touch at the net. The Scot cannot shake off his opponent, however, and a second double-fault of the game plus a terribly over-hit drop shot do not help his cause. Eventually Baghdatis nets to hand Murray the game.* denotes next to serve
Murray* 0-1 Baghdatis
Powerful service game from the Cypriot, who secures an impressive love hold by opening his frame and lashing a sumptuous forehand winner past Murray's defences.* denotes next to serve
Before we get going, a quick mention for Venus Williams. The second seed is serving for the match against Cibulkova on Chatrier and will be followed on court by Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Now to Murray...
Murray and Baghdatis have been out on Court Suz Lenglen for a few minutes and they're going through a gentle warm-up. "Good luck," says Murray to his opponent after the coin toss. Nice touch from the Scot.
Merci beaucoup, Sam. You all ready for Murray?
Now then, for the upcoming Andy Murray match I will hand you back to Dangerous David Ornstein - but before that let me tell you that Hutchins and Kerr are back on level terms with Nestor/Zimonjic having won the second set 6-4, while Venus Williams and Fernando Verdasco are in good shape too, leading by a break in the second set of their matches against Cibulkova and Serra respectively. That there ends one of BBC Sport's briefest cameos - Orno, it's back to you.
For those of you mulling over a step away from this commentary now that the Fed Express has sauntered casually into the next round - don't you dare. Next up on Court Suzanne Lenglen is British number one Andy Murray against Cyprus's finest Marcos Baghdatis, and it should be a cracker.
By the by - Roger Federer double-faulted on the first of his match points then. Has that EVER happened before? Uncharacteristic lapse in concentration from the tennis machine - I doubt many of his future opponents in this tournament will find much hope in that, though...right?
Bish bash bosh - and that's that, done and dusted. Julian Reister has no answer to the Swiss world number one's serve and while he retires to the dressing room in the hope his eyes stop rolling around his head, Roger Federer will go and prepare for round four on the back of a 6-4 6-0 6-4 victory.
tarantoes on 606:
"Federer has so much variety in his play - even while he is demolishing Reister it's a joy to watch. 23 consecutive slam semi-finals and better, who is to deny him extending this run? Six years of consistent excellence across all surfaces..."
As Fernando Verdasco sticks the first set against Frenchman Florent Serra in the bank 6-2, Roger Federer glides through another service game - sealed with a booming ace - to put himself within a game of the third set and the fourth round. Next up for the Swiss, barring a comeback of Lazarus-style proportions from Reister, will be Stanislas Wawrinka or Fabio Fognini.
More from BBC Sport's Piers Newbery at Roland Garros via text:
"The press seats on Lenglen look straight down the court, great view of Federer in action. The man is an athlete. More exclusives to follow..."
By the way, if you could all manually refresh this page the bylines will all look present and correct. If you're not particularly worried about that - and if you're not my or Orno's mother, I can't say I would blame you - sit back and worry ye not.
A'noon folks, how goes it? I join you just as the Fed-ster backs his break with a hold of serve to deuce, he leads 4-2 in the third and is cruising into the fourth round as it stands, while I also bring news of a break for Briton Ross Hutchins and his doubles partner Jordan Kerr, they lead Nestor/Zimonjic 3-2 in the second after losing the first on a breaker. Nice.
Just before I pop off for a spot of lunch and leave you in the oh so capable hands of Sam Lyon, I can tell you that Venus has eased through the first against Cibulkova and Verdasco is serving for the opener against Serra. See you in a bit.
From BBC Sport's Piers Newbery at Roland Garros via text:
"Lots of feisty Brits on Court 10 as Fleming and Skupski take the second set of their doubles. Roasting hot, was enjoying it until Mark Petchey told me it's going to rain tomorrow. Zut alors."
BBC 5 live's Jonathan Overend tweeting from Roland Garros:
"Brit doubles guys playing well in tough matches. Fleming/Skupski win 2nd set 6-3 to level match with Chiudinelli/Kas at 1-1... Next door, Ross Hutchins and Jordan Kerr took Nestor/Zimonjic to 1st set TB, losing it 7-5, amazing lob from DN on the 5-5 point."
Fleming and Skupski hit back! The Brits take the second set against Chiudinelli and Kas so they're back on level terms.
Here's a bit of Nadal-Hewitt chat from my esteemed colleague Mark Ashenden: "These two have met three times at the French Open - in 2006, 2007 and 2009. As you'd probably have guessed, Rafa's won all three matches."
Anyone fancy a bagel for lunch? Defending champion Federer has just taken the second set off Reister for the loss of not a single game. "Blink and you'd have missed that," says Sam Smith on the BBC Red Button
A few results for you to feast over. Third seed Novak Djokovic has beaten Kei Nishikori 6-1 6-4 6-4
and Lleyton Hewitt has come through a five-set epic to see off Denis Istomin 1-6 6-3 6-4 2-6 6-1
. The Australian will meet second seed Rafael Nadal is round three. Tasty. And 12th seed Maria Sharapova is also into round three with a 6-3 6-3 win against Kirsten Flipkens
. She'll now play Justine Henin.
randalthor1812 on Twitter:
"Ross/jordan's tough game has seen six breaks in first eight games. Makes you wonder what the record in doubles is."
Sincerest apologies. I thought Hutchins and Kerr had won the first set but they were actually only serving for it. To compound my embarrassment, they've just lost it on a tie-break. Ornstein woe. Will you forgive me?
Mixed news on the Brits. Ross Hutchins and his Aussie partner Jordan Kerr have gone a set up against second seeds Nestor and Zimojic. But Fleming and Skupski have lost the opener to Chiudinelli and Kas.
Let's go around the courts. While Fed has finally broken Reister on CPC, women's second seed Venus Williams has just got going against Cibulkova and Danni Hantuchova's gone 1-0 up on Olga Govortsova. Hewitt's a break to the good in his five-set epic against Istomin and Philly Kohlschreiber's a set and a break up on Seppi.
Federer's live on the BBC Red Button
as we speak. Keep the questions coming for Mark Petchey and John Lloyd. "Federer's struggling on his return, Reister looking really confident out there," says former GB Davis Cup skipper JL.
The Fed Express obviously getting lots of loving on
and texts - 81111
(UK) or +44 7786200666
(worldwide). He's wearing his bright blue 2010 French Open shirt, a matching bandana and spotless white shorts. Reister sporting Wimbledon-esque whites and a baseball cap to shield him from the sun. We're going with serve in the opening set.
Get in there, Rosco. Hutchins and Kerr go a break up on second seeds Nestor and Zimonjic in the men's dubs.
Coach and commentator Brad Gilbert on Twitter
"Rafa rolls he has now won 36 of 38 sets this clay season. What is the over/under on sets he will lose this French Open? Aleksander Dolgopolov with a really nice win over gonzo has one of the most interesting windups on the backhand like a baseball player. His father use to coach Medvedev."
Fed fans, your time has come and your man has made a solid start against German qualifier Reister on CPC. He's currently pressing for a break of serve in game three. Elsewhere, Istomin remains on course for the fourth set against Hewitt so that one looks set to go the distance. And British number one doubles player Ross Hutchins and his Australian partner Jordan Kerr and 3-3 with second seeds Nestor and Zimonjic.
Justine lets out a cute little yelp of "allez" as she reels off another winner to seal victory. So Henin beats Zakopalova 6-3 6-3 to reach round three of the French Open
I do expect you to stay right here following the tennis all day. But if you fancy a peek at what's going on in
practice for the Turkish Grand Prix
my good friend Orlo is ready and waiting to guide you through proceedings.
And you thought Andy Murray was the only Brit left at Roland Garros right? WRONG. Ross Hutchins is playing with Aussie Jordan Kerr in the opening round of the men's doubles. They've got a right old task on their hands though - up against second seeds Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjic. And it's Brit-overload. Colin Fleming and Ken Skupski have also started their doubles clash with Marco Chiudinelli and Christopher Kas. Will keep you posted.
Zakopalova double-faults to give Henin the double-break and she's now serving for a place in round three.
AnnaFraenzel on Twitter
"William in mauritius?! My heart bleeds... I'm following the updates from a office portacabin in Juba, Southern Sudan...."
Here's how we stand. Former champion Henin and Zakopalova have resumed their rain-delayed match on CPC and the Belgian is already a break up in the second set. Marion Bartoli has beaten Olivia Sanchez
so Federer will be out on Court Suz Lenglen any time now. Can't wait. Djokovic is all square with Nishikori is the third set and Hewitt is 2-1 up on Istomin but a break down in the fourth. He loves a five-setter, Lleyton. And a huge upset on Court 17 as everyone's favourite Ukrainian Oleksandr Dolgopolov Jr beats 12th seed Fernando Gonzalez 6-3 6-4 6-3
Roland Garros continues to be bathed in sunshine for what looks like being one of the most exciting days of the fortnight. Yesterday gave credence to the agreement that Garros should follow the lead of Wimbledon and Melbourne Park by building a retractable roof over the main court. But today we're seeing the beauty of a roofless Court Philippe Chatrier in all its glory. Good times.
jtm_leeds on Twitter:
"Can you explain 'Nole' to me when referring to Djokovic please. I well don't get it, bruv."It's Djokovic's nickname, bruv.
That's your lot, Horacio. World number two Rafael Nadal beats Zeballos 6-2 6-2 6-3 to reach round three of the French Open
. Off comes the bandana and that's that. Next up on Court Philippe Chatrier is the brilliant Belgian Justine Henin.
Bartoli's closing in on victory against Sanchez so Federer will be on soon. Rafa's broken Zeballos straight back and is serving for the match, while Nole's wrapped up the second set.
Zeballos is getting tennis lesson? He's only gone and broken Rafa to level the third set. Closes out game eight against the world number two with a thumping forehand winner into open court. Tremendous.
_arien on Twitter
Re 1105: "For some of us there is no competition, Wimbledon all the way! :-D only problem is if the TV coverage doesn't agree..."
Japan's Nishikori breaks back in the second set against Djokovic so they're level at 4-4. Uh oh, spoke to soon. Nole's broken again for a 5-4 lead and will now serve for a two-set lead. Former Wimbledon finalist Marion Bartoli has taken the first set of her rain-delayed match against fellow Frenchwoman Olivia Sanchez. They precede Federer and Reister on Court Suz Lenglen.
"He's getting a free tennis lesson out here, Horacio Zeballos," says Sam Smith on the BBC Red Button
. The Argentine is two sets and a break to against Rafa so this one'll be finished before long. Then it's time for Miss Henin and that oh-so-delicious backhand.
Wimbledon on Twitter
"@wimbledon is a hive of activity in the build up to the 2010 Championships. It even has its own hedge! http://twitpic.com/1rrzl0"
From James via text:
Re 1052 "Thought I'd help you out with Dolgopolov Jnr - he's currently number 56 in the world and his dad used to play on the tour and coach him. Handy clay-courter with lots of top-spin and gave Rafa a good game in Madrid a couple of weeks ago."
A result comes in from Court Six as ninth seed David Ferrer beats Xavier Malisse 6-2 6-2 2-0
after the Belgian retires.
Vamos, Rafa! Second set goes to the King of Clay. Nole's broken Nishikori and is about to serve for a 5-3 lead in the second and Ferrer remains on course for a straight-sets win after going a break up in the third against Malisse. Hewitt's fighting back like a wounded animal against Istomin and looks on course to level the match at 1-1, while good old Oleksandr Dolgopolov Jr is serving for a two-set lead against Gonzo. Could be a massive shock on Court 17.
From William via text:
"Stuck I'm my office in Mauritius - your feed is my life line, we don't have a red button or any buttons for that matter. Local TV hardly ever mentions tennis, you guys are spoilt!"Fancy swapping Mauritius for Shepherd's Bush, William?
SRWilkin on Twitter:
Re 1105: "Oh no, david. The question is what if Wimbledon, World cup England Match AND Doctor who overlap. Now THAT's a dilemma."
After a pretty crazy start to day six, things have settled down a bit. Ferrer's serving for a two-set lead against Malisse on Court Six and Rafa's about to do likewise.
So the BBC Red Button
has switched to Court Philippe Chatrier, where Rafa Nadal is a set and a break up against Argentina's Zeballos, serving for a 5-2 lead in the second. These two might speak the same language but that's about all they have in common today.
From BBC Sport's Piers Newbery at Roland Garros via text:
"Feels like a gentle start to the day for everyone on a warm Chatrier. There's a hum of chatter & clinking of glasses as Nadal cruises along in second gear."
alexlawson8 on Twitter:
"A month till the World Cup? Which World Cup are you watching? I make it two weeks and counting!"Oops, my bad!
Quite a few of you have pointed out that the BBC Red Button
audio is out of sync with the pictures. Our techies are on to it. Thanking you.
A nice morning's work for the women's top seed - Serena Williams beats Julia Goerges 6-1 6-1 to reach round three of the French Open
. Good work, SW.
Exactly a month to go until a certain footballing bonanza kicks off but the British press have still afforded French Open a fair few column inches today. I'll bring you a round-up shortly. How are you tennis lovers going to cope with the Wimbledon-World Cup overlap? Text 81111
(UK) or +44 7786200666
Plenty of you asking what time Murray will be on today so you can plot your escape routes from work. He's fourth on Court Suz Lenglen after Serena, Bartoli and Federer - so we're thinking about 1400 BST.
Oh and we could have a shock out on Court 17, where 12th seed Gonzo has just gone a set down to Oleksandr Dolgopolov Jr. Who? Someone help me out!
Scores on the doors. Rafa's closing in on the first set against Zeballos, Nole's taken the opener against Nishikori, Ferrer's done likewise against Malisse and Hewitt has been smashed up in the first set by Uzbek Denis Istomin.
A bit more BBC Red Button
chat for y'all. The aforementioned button will switch from Serena to Rafa at the end of the Serena's match against Goerges. That shouldn't be too long as Serena's already a set and a break up. I can also confirm that Freeview viewers will be lost to second practice at the Turkish Grand Prix at about 1145 BST. You'll be coming back on the Red Button at around 330-1345 BST.
Now, I know you've always wanted to have your name read out on TV. I know I have. Here's one way to do it: send a question or comment for the BBC Red Button team (Sam Smith and Alastair Eykyn at the moment) to 81111
(UK) or +44 7786200666
and I'll pass it on.
Serena takes the opening set against Goerges and barely appears to have broken sweat. She's lighting up the court, and I'm not just referring to her fluorescent outfit. Super stuff from the American top seed.
infostradaLive on Twitter:
"HENIN has won her last 18 matches at Roland Garros in straight sets. She has not dropped a set since Round 4 in 2005."
Good news for Rafa fans. The man from Mallorca's gone a break up against Zeballos and he's serving for a 4-1 lead. Serena, meanwhile, has secured the double break for a 5-1 lead. Djokovic and Ferrer are also a break up.
The Parisian rain pretty much ravaged day five, meaning a number of matches need to be completed today. The first of those is done and dusted - Polish eighth seeds Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski have beaten compatriots Tomasz Bednarek and Mateusz Kowalczyk. Now that was a tongue-twister.
Serena powers through Goerges' second service game to go an early break up. Rafa and Novak Djokovic are both going with serve in their matches, as are ninth seed David Ferrer, number 12 seed 'Nando Gonzalez and 28th seed Lleyton Hewitt.
From FedFan-Kim on 606:
" I KNEW I should have taken today off!!! Got in deliberately early today though so I can leave comparatively early - hopefully there will still be some great tennis on when I get home tonight."
Rafa opens on Court Philippe Chartrier with a service hold. I can't see pictures just yet, though, so I'll look into whether or not it's actually on the red button.
theoscarpool on Twitter:
"You can just see how good the crowd at Wimbledon is, there would be no way we'd have a near empty stadium for the World #1"
Top-seed Serena gets play under way against Julia Goerges with a thumping service game and the German responds in similar fashion. Glorious sunshine out there on CSL, shame the stadium's so sparsely populated.
The BBC Red Button
team are up and running with coverage of Rafa Nadal against Horacio Zeballos on Court Philippe Chatrier and Serena Williams versus Julia Goerges on Court Suz Lenglen. Later on they're showing Justine Henin, Roger Federer and, of course, Andy Murray.
Rafael Nadal. Serena Williams. Novak Djokovic. Justine Henin. Roger Federer. Venus Williams. Andy Murray. Caroline Wozniacki. Robin Soderling. Maria Sharapova... Oh, what a day we have in store.