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Andy Murray in action at the French Open 2016Getty

Andy Murray takes on Ivo Karlovic in the men's singles third round clash at the 2016 French Open on Friday (27 May).

Where to watch live

Match starts at 12pm BST. Live coverage of the game is not available in the UK, but live updates will be aired on ITV4. Click here for the live streaming link. Live scores and regular updates will be available on ATP's official website.

Overview

World Number two Andy Murray has had a tough start to the 2016 French Open and it got even tougher when he faced wildcard Mathis Bourgue in the second round.

The Scot struggled against Bourge, with it seeming like the Frenchman would upset him only for Murray to fight back and eventually win 6-2, 2-6, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 in what was a thrilling encounter. The 29-year-old who has already played 10 sets so far comes into this encounter as favourite, but will need to step up his game if he has to progress in the competition.

His opponent Ivo Karlovic too is coming into this tie after just scraping past Australian Jordan Thompson 6-7, 6-3, 7-6, 6-7, 12-10 in the last round. The 37-year-old has won six ATP singles titles and has been ranked as high as 14 in the past.

Karlovic will go into this clash knowing that he is capable of creating an upset and progress to the next round.

Betting odds (betfair)

  • Andy Murray to win: 1/16
  • Ivo Karlovic to win: 8

Head-to-head

The duo have faced each other six times on the ATP Tour with Murray winning on all the occasions. They last played in the Round of 16 in 2015 Wimbledon where the Scot prevailed 7-6, 6-4, 5-7, 6-4.

French Open history

Murray and Karlovic have never faced each other in the French Open.