WATCH Day 5 Winners & Losers: Almagro Sobs, Kyrgios Throws Tantrum

PARIS -- Another day, another drama here in the City of Lights. Yesterday is was Steve Johnson who tugged at our heartstrings. And today it was Nicolas Almagro's turn to tug at them, with Juan Martin Del Potro showing ultimate compassion toward his fellow competitor. And then there was Nick Kyrgios who threw a couple of tantrums.


An emotional scene. The Del Potro-Almagro match was cut short due to Almagro's knee injury but the way Del Potro rushed to the ailing Almagro's side was very sportsmanship-like.

Andy Murray dug deep: After losing the first set, a sluggish Murray managed somehow to will himself, rallying to defeat Martin Klizan 6-7(3) 6-2 6-2 7-6(3).

“I’m so worried about my movement I can’t concentrate,” shouted Murray, directed at his box.

Stan Wawrinka on cruise control: 2015 winner cruised into third round past a tricky opponent Alexandr Dolgopolov with a 6-4 7-6(5) 7-5

Simona Halep on course: One of the favorites to go all the way, Halep had no trouble taking out Tatjana Maria 6-4 6-3.


Kyrgios fell apart. After playing a fantastic first set, Kyrgios started to fall apart. This lead to throwing some tantrums, which included racquet-breaking. Not fazed by this uninvited drama, Kevin Anderson took advantage of it and came back from behind to take the match 7-5, 4-6, 1-6, 2-6.

No. 13 seed and 2010 semifinalist Tomas Berdych, who's having a low season so far, fell to Next Gen star Karen Khachanov 5-7, 4-6, 4-6.

Madison Keys lost 6-3, 3-6, 1-6 to Petra Martic, a woman ranked No. 290

Americans in Paris:

Men's Matches

[21] John Isner defeats Paolo Lorenzi 6-3 7-6(3) 7-6(2

Women's Matches
Su-Wei Hsieh defeats Taylor Townsend 6-0 2-6 6-3
[14] Elena Vesnina defeats Varvara Lepchenko 4-6 6-3 6-0

Notable Matches:

Men's Matches

[7] Marin Cilic defeats Konstantin Kravchuk 6-3 6-2 6-2

[8] Kei Nishikori defeats Jeremy Chardy 6-3 6-0 7-6(5)

[15] Gael Monfils defeats Thiago Monteiro 6-1 6-4 6-1
[28] Fabio Fognini defeats Andreas Seppi 6-4 7-5 6-3
Feliciano Lopez defeats [30] David Ferrer 7-5 3-6 7-5 4-6 6-4

Women's Matches
[2] Karolina Pliskova defeats Ekaterina Alexandrova 6-2 4-6 6-3

[5] Elina Svitolina defeats Tsvetana Pironkova 3-6 6-3 6-2

[9] Agnieszka Radwanska defeats Alison Van Uytvanck 6-7(3) 6-2 6-3

[17] Anastasija Sevastova defeats Eugenie Bouchard 6-3 6-0

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