He may have branded his tennis "absolute turnip" but Andy Murray was a happy man after overcoming big-serving John Isner and the inclement Paris weather to reach the French Open quarter-finals for a sixth time.
Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares' winning grand slam run came to an end in the third round of the French Open.
Aljaz Bedene leaves Paris with confidence restored and his sights set on tennis' top table.
Serena Williams passed her first serious test of the French Open with a 6-4 7-6 (12/10) victory over French number one Kristina Mladenovic.
Andy Murray at last took the straightforward route into the fourth round of the French Open - and he is hoping Aljaz Bedene can join him.
Rafael Nadal has pulled out of the French Open with a wrist injury, he has announced.
He said: "I arrived here with a little bit of pain but it was something I was able to manage, but every day it was a little bit worse. We spent a lot of hours here working so hard to try to play.
"Yesterday I played with an injection, with anaesthetic, and I could play but yesterday night I started to feel more and more pain and this morning I felt I couldn't move the wrist.
"I had a scan and the results are not positive. It's not broken but if I keep playing it's going to be broken the next couple of days.
Andy Murray got the quick match he craved as he eased past Ivo Karlovic and into the fourth round of the French Open.
Defending champion Serena Williams goes into the third round of the French Open having lost just five games in two matches.