Andy Murray vs Juan Martin del Potro French Open 2017 Live score match updates

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedJun 03, 2017 13:51 GMT

Top seed Andy Murray will take on Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina in Round 3.


13:51 (GMT)3 JUN 2017

Del Potro throws everything and the kitchen sink at that match but really, it's all just done in the end. Murray sticks on even at break point to win the match with a final set bagel. 

Andy Murray beats Juan Martin del Potro 7-6, 7-5, 6-0!

13:48 (GMT)3 JUN 2017

Del Potro knows he's just a service game from loss ... despite which he's still playing some great drop shots, running in, and not giving up. At a time when everyone, including the scoreboard, likely has. 

He's now at break point! 

13:44 (GMT)3 JUN 2017

And.... 5-0! Murray isn't celebrating so much as his wife Kim is, but the Scot's shots have gotten smoother, easier, and just more relaxed.

That surely comes with being one service game from a win...

13:39 (GMT)3 JUN 2017

4-0. Really going downhill for Del Potro now. He seems to be trying the shots still, but it's too little too late and Murray's returns have been on FIRE! 

13:36 (GMT)3 JUN 2017

Double break of serve for Andy Murray here to take a 3-0 lead. Looks like DelPo has given up and the disappointed crowd, who were quite vocal in their support of Del Potro, aren't best pleased...

13:32 (GMT)3 JUN 2017

Del Potro has come back brilliantly from two sets to love down before. 


Only once on Tour. 

The other time was last year at the Davis Cup, vs Marin Cilic. I doubt he'll do it again. And it's not that the Argentine has been low on energy or commitment to shots - but Murray has just been on the nose since set 1. 

13:23 (GMT)3 JUN 2017

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Andy Murray takes the second set in style 7-5, with an ace down the line. But it's looking ominous out on Philippe Chatrier, with grey clouds looming overhead.

Rain was already forecast, so we'll just have to see how this one goes.

13:20 (GMT)3 JUN 2017

Del Potro broken back straightaway. While Murray is firmly on top here, there's absolutely no cowing down from Del Potro either. A couple of his shots have had a bit too much on them, and go long. Murray is now at set point.

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Del Potro breaks to level at 5-5 at perhaps the most crucial of times. Scores level at 5-5. Someone still hasn't lost the magic.

13:03 (GMT)3 JUN 2017

5-4! A brilliant hold of serve from Juan Martin del Potro. But it's Murray who'll serve for set 2 now and it really does feel like DelPo has switched off a bit...

12:58 (GMT)3 JUN 2017

We're at 4-3 now with Del Potro taking a bit of a spill on the court! 

12:51 (GMT)3 JUN 2017

12:50 (GMT)3 JUN 2017

The desire is there, and so is the intent from Juan Martin del Potro right now, but Murray has been relentlessly attacking Delpo's forehands and hitting deep here. Del Potro scrambles to make some shots that unfortunately go just awry - and it's now Murray who appears to be running away with this set at 4-2. 

12:47 (GMT)3 JUN 2017

Oh no! Not an MTO just yet, but Del Potro, down 2-3 in set two, has asked for a painkiller. Murray still up a break of serve here.

12:44 (GMT)3 JUN 2017

Quick and easy service hold from Andy Murray here to take a 3-1 lead in the second set. But Del Potro, it must be said, has managed to play well here despite relying almost entirely on his forehand. 

He's up 40-0 now in this game - and thankfully for his fans, in ship shape physically. 

12:38 (GMT)3 JUN 2017

Narrowly avoiding a double break there, Del Potro claws back from 0-30 down. Murray's first serves have been great here, with the Scot winning 60% of his points on his first serve. 

2-1 to Andy Murray in the second.

12:32 (GMT)3 JUN 2017

And he holds! Murray's got down to business here and he's up 2-0 with a hold after that break. The shots are faster, the movement is quicker, and so are the games. For now...

12:31 (GMT)3 JUN 2017

Andy Murray, fresh off the success of Set 1, breaks Del Potro with ace after ace to seal the first game of Set 2. 1-0! 

12:22 (GMT)3 JUN 2017

Andy Murray takes the first set 7-6! 

12:22 (GMT)3 JUN 2017

Talk abut your no signs of letting up! Del Potro's clawing back at Murray's every fight, while Murray stays mostly at the baseline. Del Potro approaching the net for eveyrthing now, and it's FIRST SET MURRAY! 

12:15 (GMT)3 JUN 2017

Murray quickly brings up Set Point 2 here! Like I said earlier, he appeared not to have the best rhythm going! 

And now we're at 6-all! Whoever wins this, you can be sure it is a CONTEST! 

12:13 (GMT)3 JUN 2017

Andy Murray is digging deep for some big forehands on Court Philippe Chatrier! There's some great strategic gameplay and the Scottish World no 1 leads 6-4 in the tiebreak. SET POINT! 

12:09 (GMT)3 JUN 2017

3-3 in the tiebreak now! 

12:09 (GMT)3 JUN 2017

We're neck and neck even in the tiebreak! It looked for all the world as though Del Potro would quickly win this. A big comeback from Murray has put paid to that!

12:06 (GMT)3 JUN 2017

Del Potro hits a brilliant ace to take the set to a tie-break. Just a little statistics, Murray and Del Potro have played seven tie-breaks with Murray winning 5 of them and Delpo winning the other two.

11:59 (GMT)3 JUN 2017

Murray is gradually improving his game. Executes a good forehand winner to lead 6-5 in the first set. Del Potro to serve to take the set to a tie-break.

11:54 (GMT)3 JUN 2017

Murray gets his first break of the match through a remarkable forehand volley. Both players showed great movement across the court but Del Potro's serve eventually cost him the game. The first set level at 5 games apiece.

11:52 (GMT)3 JUN 2017

Meanwhile in the Women's Singles, France are assured of at least one place in the quarter-final as 28th seed Caroline Garcia survives a scare from Taiwan's Hsieh Su-Wei in a match lasting 2 hours and 39 minutes. She will now take on compatriot Alize Cornet in the fourth round.

11:44 (GMT)3 JUN 2017

Delpo serving for the set! Let's also remind ourselves - clay is hardly Del Potro's surface, and Murray has had some big successes on clay. 

11:42 (GMT)3 JUN 2017

Murray holds on.  A backhand winner to keep himself alive in the first set. Del Potro to serve for the set now at 5-4.

11:37 (GMT)3 JUN 2017

And a sensational ace from Del Potro to put him only a game away from taking the first set. Murray serving to stay in the first set. 5-3 to Del Potro now.

11:31 (GMT)3 JUN 2017

Murray manages to hold his serve. However, he doesn't look very well-set at the moment and will have to improvise on his shot timing and execution if he is to win the first set. 4-3 to Del Potro now

11:30 (GMT)3 JUN 2017

Juan Martin del Potro, take a bow. This is arguably his best game so far. The shotmaking has been exquisite - he comes up to the net in almost perfect anticipation, and shots are timed to the last second - as, it seems, is how Del Po approaches those shots. The planning and execution behind each shot - every one played with full intention - is absolutely clear here today. 

Meanwhile, with the reflexes of a cat, Del Potro runs to 4-2.

11:23 (GMT)3 JUN 2017

Scores at 2-3 now with Del Potro in the lead.

11:21 (GMT)3 JUN 2017

Murray holds serve. Right now he just looks like he's pushing through, trying to find a ground, trying to settle into a rhythm - and it's not happening just yet. 

11:18 (GMT)3 JUN 2017

Murray's not looking particularly powerful here and his lobs don't have much strength in them. Funny to think that the Scot is the one with few to no injury struggles, while Del Potro has struggled with them through his career. 

11:16 (GMT)3 JUN 2017

11:13 (GMT)3 JUN 2017

And Del Potro holds his serve to extend his lead to 3-1.

11:12 (GMT)3 JUN 2017

Delpo draws first blood! Despite his injury struggles, Del Potro is sliding across court like an athlete. A couple of beautiful shots and Murray almost puts a drop shot in there. But he sends it into the net. 

2-1 to Del Potro.

11:09 (GMT)3 JUN 2017

And Del Potro makes the first break of the match to lead 2-1 in the first set.

11:06 (GMT)3 JUN 2017

Scores are level at 1 game all.

11:03 (GMT)3 JUN 2017

And we're off - and on serve! Andy Murray seal s his first service game and Delpo follows up with his own soon after.

10:58 (GMT)3 JUN 2017

The last time Murray and Del Potro met on clay was during the quarter-finals of the 2009 Madrid Masters where Del Potro defeated Murray in straight sets.

This remains to be the only match between Murray and Del Potro which was finished in straight sets.

10:52 (GMT)3 JUN 2017

That year, Del Potro finished in the semifinals of the tournament, taking Roger Federer to a tough five sets before eventually losing. 

Roger Federer would go on to win the title. 

10:49 (GMT)3 JUN 2017

Delpo's best result at the French Open came at the 2009 edition - only months before he won his only Grand Slam, the 2009 US Open.

10:39 (GMT)3 JUN 2017

And upset alert! France's Alize Cornet takes a straight sets win over 9th seed Agnieszka Radwanska 6-2, 6-1. Easy as you like.

10:21 (GMT)3 JUN 2017

This is perhaps the biggest clash so far! Andy Murray, top seed and 2016 runner up, will play No. 29 seed Juan Martin del Potro on Court Philippe Chatrier.
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