Andy Murray cruises past Ivo Karlovic into French Open fourth round

• Briton advances in a little under two hours, winning 6-1, 6-4, 7-6
• Murray: ‘I just tried to stay patient and take care of my own service game’

After the storms, the sunshine, followed by just a few scattered clouds. Andy Murray’s mood matched the weather here on Friday as he dismantled the walking crane that is 6ft 11in Ivo Karlovic in just under two hours to reach the fourth round of the French Open for the seventh time.

It was as if his 10-set survival course against old Radek Stepanek and young Mathias Bourgue earlier in the first week were no more than a bad dream, and he can now concentrate on the serious part of the assignment with the confidence he brought from Rome as the new Italian clay champion.

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