World number one Andy Murray came from a collection right down to beat Martin Klizan and reach the French Open 0.33 round.
Murray misplaced the outlet set on a tie-break however recovered to win 6-7 (3-7) 6-2 6-2 7-6 (7-three).
The Briton will now face Juan Martin del Potro after the Argentine stepped forward when his opponent Nicolas Almagro retired with a knee damage.
British number two Kyle Edmund additionally stepped forward after beating Renzo Olivo 7-5 6-3 6-1.
it’s the first time Edmund has reached the 0.33 spherical of the French Open.
Murray, beaten by Novak Djokovic in last yr’s remaining, is bidding to win the tournament for the first time however struggled from time to time in opposition to Slovakian world number 50 Klizan.
“I expected it to be very tough,” mentioned Murray. “He goes for huge pictures and on his forehand he can hit winners anywhere on the court.
“occasionally you think you could have hit a good shot after which he comes up with incredible energy from a defensive line. It was once very difficult.
“i attempted to play an exceptional match. because it went on I hit deeper and started to dictate more points.”