Roger Federer kept his hopes of a second French Open title alive after the Swiss man saw off the brave fight of Spain’s Marcel Granolllers 6-2 7-6(7/1) 6-3 to book his place in the third round at Roland Garros.
Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga saw off the challenge of Dudi Sela of Israel with relative ease in a straight sets 6-4 6-1 6-1 victory, while fifth seed Kei Nishikori also enjoyed a comfortable straight sets win as the Japan man recorded a 7-5 6-4 6-4 over Brazilian Thomaz Bellucci.
Tomas Berdych was made to work for his place in the third round as he overcame he brave challenge from Czech man Radek Stepanek in a 6-3 6-7 (9/7) 6-3 6-3 win.
It was also the same case for eight seed Stan Wawrinka as he was given a tough test by Serbia’s Dusan Lajovic but the Swiss man booked his place in the next round nonetheless with a 6-3 6-4 5-7 6-3 victory.
Gael Monfils won against Argentina’s Diego Schwartsman as the two men went all the way as 13th seed Monfils booked his spot in the third round with a 4-6 6-4 4-6 6-2 6-3 win.
Fernando Verdasco and Benjamin Becker of Germany also went through a five set thriller as Becker booked his spot in the third round as he knocked out the Spaniard with a 6-4 0-6 1-6 7-5 10-8 victory.
In women’s action, third seed Simona Halep was stunned by Croatia’s Mirjana Lucic-Baroni as last year’s beaten finalist suffered a 7-5 6-1 defeat as she crashed out at just the second round.
There were no problems for defending champion Maria Sharapova as she kept up hopes of fourth consecutive final at Roland Garros alive after a straight sets 6-3 6-1 victory over compatriot Vitalia Diatchenko.
It is Sam Stousr next for Sharapova after the Australian overcame Amandine Hesse of France 6-2 6-1, while Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro was handed the win over Virginie Razzano as the French woman retired through injury with Navarro up 6-3 1-0.
Russian Ekaterina Makarova overcame Teliana Pereira 6-2 7-5 6-3 win as the Brazilian put up a stern test against the ninth seed, while seventh seed Ana Ivanovic came from a set down to book her place in the third round with a 3-6 6-3 6-4 win over Japan’s Misaki Doi.
You can check out more of the results from day three at Roland Garros here.