Nadal races into fourth round

But he was no match for Nadal who was playing in his 100th best-of-five sets match on clay courts.

"I felt I had things pretty much under control, that I could change the direction the ball went in", the fourth seed said. "I knew it was going to be a battle out there".

Despite an angry confrontation with the umpire regarding a time violation in the fourth, the 12-time major champion levelled the match before a leg-weary Schwartzman collapsed in the decider, as Djokovic prevailed 5-7 6-3 3-6 6-1 6-1.

Williams, the 2002 runner-up who turns 37 next month, will play Belgium's Elise Mertens in the third round.

Of course, that doesn't give him any advantage over Nadal in this match, but he should prove to be the toughest challenge for Nadal so far. That seemed to melt the steel in the Bulgarian's game, and he speared a backhand into the net to concede the first set and the second and the third.

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There was a dramatic encounter out on Court Six, where 25th seed Steve Johnson put grief aside to defeat young Croatian Borna Coric 6-2 7-6 (10/8) 3-6 7-6 (8/6).

Schwartzman, who is ranked 41st, clinched the first set 7-5. The 10th-seeded American is just days away from turning 37 as she keeps up her form and ignores the calendar. Bidding to make the last 16 in Paris for the first time, Dimitrov looked fit, sharp and focused as he raced to a 4-0 lead.

"As I told you, fitness-wise and physically, I was exhausted".

With his last Grand Slam win coming in Paris three years ago, Nadal will be desperate to end that lean spell.

The Serbian was given a code violation and two time violations, and also made 55 unforced errors in an unpredictable contest that stretched out to three hours and 18 minutes on Court Philippe Chatrier.

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It was a solid performance from the world number five and she will take on either 24-year-old American Shelby Rogers or rising French star Kristina Mladenovic in the fourth round.

Fifth seed Milos Raonic reached the last 16 for the second year in a row after Spanish veteran Guillermo Garcia-Lopez retired at the start of the second set with a thigh muscle injury.

Goffin wrenched his ankle in a sickening incident after scrambling to hit a lobbed backhand victor, only to land heavily on tarpaulins at the back of the court.

Muguruza has endured a hard 2017 and again found herself in trouble after falling a set and a break behind against the Estonian.

Defending champions Novak Djokovic and Garbine Muguruza both play Friday in the third round of the French Open.

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On the women's side, Muguruza will also be taking on a seeded opponent in Yulia Putintseva, the No. 27 seed.


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