Neither player has dropped a set but Nadal, in the second
match on the Philippe Chatrier show court, should have little
trouble setting up a meeting with either Spanish compatriot
David Ferrer, the fifth seed, or South African Kevin Anderson,
seeded 19. Ferrer was beaten by Nadal in last year's final and
the contest with Anderson is first on court Suzanne Lenglen.
Wimbledon champion Andy Murray, the seventh seed from Britain,
takes on Spain's Fernando Verdasco (24) in the third match on
that court. The tightest contest may be between Simona Halep of
Romania, the highest seed left in the women's draw at four, and
15th seed Sloane Stephens of the United States.
Both are in top form and the winner will be one of the favorites
for the title.
(Reporting by Robert Woodward; editing by Josh Reich)
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