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Andy Murray books place in French Open last eight

Murray had to battle to beat home favourite Chardy. Credit: PA

Andy Murray has booked his place in the French Open quarter-finals with a 6-4 3-6 6-3 6-2 victory over Jeremy Chardy.

The British number one will now play clay court specialist David Ferrer, who dumped out Marin Cilic in straight sets, later this week.

Murray has lost all four of his meetings with the Spaniard on clay.

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Shock French Open exit for Bouchard

Canada's Eugenie Bouchard contemplates her first-round exit. Credit: Jon Buckle/Empics

Women's sixth seed Eugenie Bouchard lost in straight sets in the first round of the French Open on an opening Tuesday of few other shocks at Roland Garros.

Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal, the defending singles champions, both made it through to the second round with ease.

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Djokovic and Sharapova win Italian Open titles

Novak Djokovic is the hot favourite to win the French Open. Credit: PA

World number one Novak Djokovic made it four titles in a row with a 6-4 6-3 victory over Roger Federer in the Italian Open final.

The Serbian took a few weeks off after his Monte Carlo triumph but there were no signs of rustiness in Rome, where he eased to a 22nd successive win.

Djokovic has now won the Italian Open on four occasions and will be the man to beat when the French Open begins next Monday – you can watch the whole tournament live on ITV.

In the women's tournament, Maria Sharapova claimed her third Rome title after coming from behind to beat Carla Suarez Navarro 4-6 7-5 6-1.

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