Santoro faces player who ousted Roddick
There's a reason it's called the French Open.
Following Andy Roddick's loss, no American men are left as the third round gets under way. Frenchmen Fabrice Santoro and Olivier Mutis are still alive, though, and it will be interesting to see what each guy has left when they square off.
Mutis could suffer a letdown after shocking Roddick on Wednesday. Santoro has to be exhausted after back-to-back five-set wins, playing almost 10 hours of tennis. At age 31, is there anything left in his tank?
One amazing statistic about Santoro: In his five-set win over Irakli Labadze of Georgia, Santoro committed just nine unforced errors.
Mutt vs. Jeff
Guillermo Coria is one of the favorites to win the French Open. His half of the draw cleared up a bit when Roddick was upset in the second round.
Coria's third round match will look more like a battle of Mutt and Jeff. The 5-foot-9 Argentine meets 6-foot-5 Croatian Mario Ancic. Coria is one of four men in the bottom half of the draw who hasn't lost a set in his first two matches. (Juan Ignacio Chela, Nicolas Escude, Julien Jeanpierre are the others.) Ancic upset 30th-seed Mariano Zabaleta in his second-round match.
Coria should move on.
Massu lost just four games in a second-round win. He is trying to reach the round of 16 at a Grand Slam tournament for the first time. Robredo upset No. 1 seed Lleyton Hewitt in the third round at Roland Garros last year, moving all the way to the quarterfinals before falling.
Corretja, who is trying to make the round of 16 at the French Open for the eighth time, meets 22nd-seed Juan Ignacio Chela of Argentina. Chela has never advanced to the round of 16 in Paris.
Countrywoman vs. countrywoman
Zvonareva advanced to the quarterfinals in Paris last year, but she'll be hard-pressed against a red-hot Sharapova, who has lost just five games and a total of 58 points in her first two matches.
Ranked 104th in the world, Irvin is trying to make her first appearance in a Grand Slam round of 16. Back in 2000, when Davenport won the Australian Open, Irvin won the most games off of her in that event. Both players have won their first two matches in Paris in straight sets.
Another American hoping to move on is Meghann Shaughnessy. She takes on 21st-seed Magdalena Maleeva, who made the round of 16 in Paris last year before losing to runner-up Kim Clijsters. Maleeva had a struggle to get past Marta Marrero in the second round, while Shaughnessy upset 15th-seed Sylvia Farina Elia 9-7 in the third set.
Ones to watch
Howie Schwab is a coordinating producer for ESPN.
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