French Open Day 7: Djokovic, Murray and Nadal all book last 16 place, Williams made to work

Andy Murray sealed his place in the last 16 of the French Open as the Scot saw off Australian Nick Kyrgios with a 6-4 6-3 6-3 straight sets victory to keep hopes of a first title at Roland Garros alive.

Andy Murray has never won a French Open title image: rte.ie

Andy Murray has never won a French Open title
image: rte.ie

Defending champion Novak Djokovic also enjoyed a straight sets victory over Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis as the world number one kept hopes of retaining his title alive with a 6-4 6-4 6-4 victory.

There was also no problems for Rafael Nadal as the Spaniard continued his quest for a 10th French Open title as he cruised too a 6-1 6-3 6-2 win over Russian Andrey Kuznetsov.

Nada’s fellow Spaniard David Ferrer went all the way with Italian Simone Bolelli in a five set thriller with Ferrer came from 2-1 down to annihilate the Italian in the final two sets to book his place in the next round with a 6-3 1-6 5-7 6-0 6-1 win.

Frenchman Richard Gasquet is also into the last 16 as he came from a set down to secure a 4-6 7-6 (7/4) 7-5 6-4 over South African Kevin Anderson, while Ninth seed Marin Cilic made no mistake as he overcame Leonardo Mayer of Argentina in straight sets with a 6-3 6-2 6-4 to seal his spot in the last 16.

Serena Williams will now play compatriot Sloane Stephens in the next round image: theguardian.com

Serena Williams will now play compatriot Sloane Stephens in the next round
image: theguardian.com

In the women’s action, World number one Serena Williams was made to work for her place in the next round as Victoria Azarenka of Belarus made the American dig deep to recover from a set down to score a 3-6 6-4 6-2 victory.

Young American Madison Keys’ tournament is also over after she fell to Switzerland’s Timea Bacinszky, who recorded a 6-4 6-2 straight sets win over the Aussie Open semi-finalist.

Fourth seed Petra Kvitova booked her spot in the last 16 with a 6-3 6-2 win against Romanian Irina-Camelia Begu, while Italy’s Sara Erraini will join her in the next round after she saw off German Andrea Petkovic 6-3 6-3.

You can check out more results from day nine of all the action from the French Open here.

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