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Top seed Novak Djokovic extended his winning run to 24 matches after straight sets defeat of Gilles Muller on Thursday.

The Serb’s 35-18 winners to uninforced errors deferential was better suited for a slot in the third round than 32-year-old Muller’s 23-26, hike he claimed 5 of 12 break point opportunities to seal it 6-1 6-1 6-4 in one hour, 50 minutes at the Court Suzanne-Lenglen.

It was the 28-year-old’s second win over the Muller in successive Grand Slam after previously seeing off the Lixembourgan in the round of 16 of the Australian Open earlier this year.

He will face world No. 84 Thanasi Kokkinakis in the round of 32 after 19-year-old’s comeback 3-6 3-6 6-3 6-4 8-6 win over No. 26-seed Bernard Tomic.

Australian Kokkinakis thus became the first teenager to reach the third round of the French Open since Ernest Gulbis reached the last-8 in 2008.

Novak Djokovic Beats Gilles Muller to Reach French Open 3rd Round. Image: Getty.
Novak Djokovic Beats Gilles Muller to Reach French Open 3rd Round. Image: Getty.

British No. 1 Andy Murray improved to 12-0 on his winning streak on clay after a resillient 6-2 4-6 6-4 6-1 win over Portugal’s Joao Sousa.

The Scot has now won his sixth straight match against Sousa, who had been seeking to become the first Portuguese to reach the Roland Garros third round.

Nine-time champion Rafael Nadal secured his 13th win in 14 meetings against Nicolas Almagro 6-4, 6-3, 6-1 to extend his record to 68-1 at the clay-court.

The Spaniard next face Andrey Kuznetsov, who beat Jurgen Melzer 6-1, 5-7, 7-6(0), 7-5.

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Singles – Third Round

[5] Kei Nishikori (JPN) d. Benjamin Becker (GER) W/O (right shoulder)

Singles – Second Round

[1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) d. Gilles Muller (LUX) 61 64 64
[3] Andy Murray (GBR) d. Joao Sousa (POR) 62 46 64 61
[6] Rafael Nadal (ESP) d. Nicolas Almagro (ESP) 64 63 61
[7] David Ferrer (ESP) vs. Daniel Gimeno-Traver (ESP)
[9] Marin Cilic (CRO) d. Andrea Arnaboldi (ITA) 76(3) 61 61
[15] Kevin Anderson (RSA) vs. Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE)
Jeremy Chardy (FRA) d. [16] John Isner (USA) 64 46 63 63
[17] David Goffin (BEL) d. Santiago Giraldo (COL) 63 46 75 62
[18] Tommy Robredo (ESP) vs. Borna Coric (CRO)
[20] Richard Gasquet (FRA) vs. Carlos Berlocq (ARG)
Pablo Andujar (ESP) d. [22] Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) 61 76(5) 36 36 64
[23] Leonardo Mayer (ARG) d. Jerzy Janowicz (POL) 64 64 67(1) 61
Thanasi Kokkinakis (AUS) d. [27] Bernard Tomic (AUS) 36 36 63 64 86 – saved 3 M.P.
[29] Nick Kyrgios (AUS) d. Kyle Edmund (GBR) W/O (stomach)
[31] Viktor Troicki (SRB) vs. Simone Bolelli (ITA)
Jack Sock (USA) vs. Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP)
Andrey Kuznetsov (RUS) d. Jurgen Melzer (AUT) 61 57 76(0) 75

Doubles – Second Round

[3] Ivan Dodig (CRO) / Marcelo Melo (BRA) d. Pablo Andujar (ESP) / Oliver Marach (AUT) 46 62 63
[5] Jean-Julien Rojer (NED) / Horia Tecau (ROU) d. Steve Johnson (USA) / Sam Querrey (USA) 64 60
[8] Alexander Peya (AUT) / Bruno Soares (BRA) d. Nicholas Monroe (USA) / Artem Sitak (NZL) 46 62 75
[14] Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA) / Nicolas Mahut (FRA) d. Andrey Golubev (KAZ) / Denis Istomin (UZB) 64 67(3) 76(2)
[15] Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP) / Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA) d. Feliciano Lopez (ESP) / Max Mirnyi (BLR) 64 62
Radu Albot (MDA) / Lukas Rosol (CZE) d. Robin Haase (NED) / Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) 61 67(6) 63

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