French Open 2017: Andy Murray fights back to reach Roland Garros third round

World number one Andy Murray came from a set down to beat unseeded Slovakian Martin Klizan in the French Open second round.

The Briton won 6-7 (3-7) 6-2 6-2 7-6 (7-3) and goes on to face Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro.

It was Murray’s 18th win of a season that has been interrupted by illness and injury.

British number two Kyle Edmund also progressed after beating Renzo Olivo 7-5 6-3 6-1.

The 22-year-old Yorkshireman will next play South Africa’s Kevin Anderson, who beat Australian Nick Kyrgios 5-7 6-4 6-1 6-2.

Del Potro, seeded 29th after his own injury struggles, went through when his opponent Nicolas Almagro retired at one set all.

Asked about facing former US Open champion Del Potro as early as the third round, Murray said: “It’s a tough match. In my opinion he’s one of the best players in the world.”

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