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French Open 2017, Day 3 in Paris: Tsonga in trouble with match suspended; Zverev, Konta crash out in first round; Murray, Kyrgios Del Potro, Wawrinka advance

French Open on Day 3 saw its fair share of comfortable wins, nervy passages and upsets. Stan Wawrinka, Juan Martin Del Potro, Nick Kyrgios, Andy Murray all advanced. Meanwhile Alexander Zverev and Johanna Konta both suffered first round exits.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: May 31, 2017 1:41:35 am
French Open 2017, Day 3: Andy Murray, Stan Wawrinka both progressed to second round in Paris. (Source: Reuters)

French Open entered its third day and it saw some of the big names beginning their campaign. World number one and top seed Andy Murray won in four sets against Andrey Kuznetsov with comfortable wins for Stan Wawrinka, Nick Kyrgios and Juan Martin Del Potro. However, there were upsets too with Alexander Zverev and Johanna Konta both losing in the opening round.Local boy Jo-Wilfried Tsonga was in trouble when play was stopped by fading light at 9.50 PM local time. At that time he was 4-5 down in the fourth set and two sets to one down. (Men’s Singles Results | Women’s Singles Results)

French Open 2017 Score and Updates of Day 3

0130 hrs IST: PLAY SUSPENDED! Tsonga breaks Olivo’s serve and makes it 4-5 and on serve. With that the tournament officials come out and inform the players that the light is too poor to continue. This match, at this nervy juncture, will continue tomorrow.

0118 hrs IST: It is 9.50 PM local time and Tsonga holds serve to make it 3-5. On to Olivo now to hold and cause a massive upset for the tournament and the home fans

0111 hrs IST: Tsonga fails to convert his two break back points and Olivo holds serve with the Frenchman sending his serve into the tramlines. The Argentine a game away from a huge upset and causing serious blow to France’s chances at home Slam

0102 hrs IST: Olivo has turned the fourth set on its head. Three consecutive games and he now has a break of serve to lead 4-2 in the fourth. Tsonga once again in serious trouble of opening round exit

0046 hrs IST: Olivo manages to hold his serve in the first game somehow but not the second time. Tsonga gets an early break of serve and leads 2-1 in the fourth set

0029 hrs IST: Tsonga holds serve after the change of ends. Olivo now serves at 6-7. Tsonga with an outstretched backhand service return which lands in for a winner. Tsonga wins the third set 7-6 and makes it two sets to one!

0026 hrs IST: Into the tiebreak. Three set points for Tsonga with the scoreboard reading 6-3. Olivo saves two on his own serve. Now chance for the Frenchman to hold serve and force a fourth set. Another one saved by the Argentine. Luckily for Olivo, the ball jumped and Tsonga couldn’t connect. Bad bounce at the worst possible time. At the changeover, it is 6-6

0014 hrs IST: Olivo holds serve. Three straight games for the Argentine and it is 5-5 in the third set. Tsonga follows it up by holding to love and he goes 6-5 up now

0012 hrs IST: No trouble for Radwanska who beats Ferro 6-1, 6-1. Breezy as they come for the Czech player

0008 hrs IST: Olivo holds serve and then breaks Tsonga to bring the set back to serve. 4-5 to the Argentine. Tsonga desperately needs his A-game back to turn things around now

2358 hrs IST: Tsonga gets a crucial break of serve. He makes it 4-2 in the third set. Things looking brighter for the Frenchman now. And it shows with a superb deft touch to pick up a half volley and now a let chord which falls over. A thumping inside out forehand winner past Olivo and Tsonga is now 5-2 up in the third set

2337 hrs IST: Tsonga looks downbeat as he takes a toilet break against Olivo of Argentina. Upset on the cards as the Argentine leads 7-5, 6-4.

2134 hrs IST: Andy Murray is through to the second round after getting around a second set blip. Wins it 6-4, 4-6, 6-2, 6-0. Elsewhere, Monfils gets the better of Brown 6-4, 7-5, 6-0. Didn’t expect that to be a straight set walk for the Frenchman

1943 hrs IST: Murray fails to close out the first set at 5-3. But Kuznetsov doesn’t make the most of the opportunity he created. 0-40 and three set points for the Briton. Sensational retrieving from Murray and Kuznetsov slices the low backhand into the net

1911 hrs IST: Meanwhile, World No 1 Andy Murray is on court vs Kuznetsov. Could be a tricky one for Andy who hasn’t been in good form this season

1910 hrs IST: Nishikori has brought things level vs Kokkanikis. The Japanese player brought up two set points with a forehand winner and secured it when Kokkinakis sent his forehand return long. 6-1 to Nishikori and one set all

1842 hrs IST: UPSET! First big upset on the men’s side of things. Number nine seed and one of the title contenders goes out in the first round. Won in Rome and now he loses 4-6, 6-3, 4-6, 2-6

1837 hrs IST: Verdasco inches closer to causing a massive upset. He’s up 5-2 in the fourth set and Zverev will now serve to stay in the match

1831 hrs IST: WOWZA! Surprising scorelines elsewhere too. On Court 1, Kokkanikis takes first set 6-4 vs Nishikori

1821 hrs IST: Upset on the horizon. Verdasco is now 3-0 up in the fourth set. Elsewhere, Del Potro and Wawrinka both are through to the next round

1812 hrs IST: Verdasco takes the third set 6-4. What a turnaround this has been. Zverev led 3-1 and since then the Spaniard won five straight games

1757 hrs IST: Zverev and Verdasco resume their match which was interrupted last night by fading light. It was one set all then. In the third set, Zverev took a 3-1 lead before the Spaniard won three in a row to lead 4-3. But on to 4-4 now

1716 hrs IST: Kyrgios is through to the second round

1653 hrs IST: Konta sends her forehand into the net and the number 7 seed is knocked out. Big result in the women’s draw. Su-Wei Hsieh holds on after letting go of a couple of match points. Hseih wins it 1-6, 7-6, 6-4

1604 hrs IST: Kyrgios is one set away from moving into the second round. He leads Kohlschreiber 6-3 7-6

1550 hrs IST: And she starts her campaign with a thumping win. Ukraine’s Svitolina moves into the second round after beating Shvedova 6-4 6-3

1535 hrs IST: We have the first winner of the day, Sorana Cirstea of Romania takes out Shuai Peng of China 6-3, 6-1

1520 hrs IST: Del Potro with a perfect start. He takes the first set 6-3 against countryman Pella

1509 hrs IST: Elina Svitolina, fifth seed Ukrainian and one of the favourites to win the title, has made a comeback to lead Shvedova of Kazakhstan 5-4 in first set

1503 hrs IST: Konta pockets the first set in no time. She takes it 6-1 against a struggling Hsieh. Top game from Konta

1459 hrs IST: On court two, Kyrgios with an excellent start to his French Open campaign. He wins the first set 6-3 against Kohlschreiber

1450 hrs IST: Two Argentine facing each other in round one. Del Potro leads Pella 3-0 in the first set.

1435 hrs IST: Four matches start: Johanna Konta vs Su-Wei Hsieh, Elina Svitolina v Yaroslava Shvedova, Alize Cornet v Timea Babos, Nick Kyrgios v Philipp Kohlschreiber

1420 hrs IST: A big and entertaining match that can get the crowd buzzing. Gael Monfils will be taking on Dustin Brown!

1405 hrs IST: Hello and welcome to the coverage of the third day from the second Grand Slam of the year. French Open will today see Andy Murray, top seed and world number one in action. Also, former champion Stan Wawrinka will also be on the court in what seems to be another exciting day in Paris

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